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The team

WDC has around 80 staff worldwide working in 6 locations.

They are led by a team of directors overseen by volunteer trustees who are responsible for ensuring we meet our charitable obligations.

Executive Directors

Chris Butler-Stroud

Chris Butler-Stroud

International and UK CEO
Chris Vick

Chris Vick

Director of Strategy
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Ed Fox

Director of Marketing and Communications
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Helen Mitchell

Director of Fundraising
Jane Bryan

Jane Bryan

Director of Finance
Sian Davies-Hamilton

Sian Davies-Hamilton

Director of Human Resources
Vanesa Tossenberger

Vanesa Tossenberger

Director of Policy
Declan Andrews

Declan Andrews

Executive Director Australasia
Regina Asmutis-Silva

Regina Asmutis-Silva

Executive Director North America
Franziska Walter

Franziska Walter

Executive Director Germany
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WDC staff have a wide range of skills, working in closely-knit teams across the organisation from policy to communications, fundraising to supporter relations and finance. In addition to this, we are supported by a wonderful group of volunteers kindly offering their time to help our cause.

Policy team

Alice Walters

Alice Walters

Policy officer
Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Policy manager
Erich Hoyt

Erich Hoyt

Research Fellow
Fiona Read

Fiona Read

Policy officer
Katie Dyke

Katie Dyke

Policy officer
Nicola Hodgins

Nicola Hodgins

Policy manager
Phillipa Brakes

Philippa Brakes

Research fellow
Rob Lott

Rob Lott

Policy manager
Sarah Dolman

Sarah Dolman

Policy manager
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Sonja Eisfeld-Pierantonio

Policy officer
Vanessa Williams-Grey

Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager
Vicki James

Vicki James

Policy officer