The team

With headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and representation in Germany, FWF is represented in the main areas where its members are. The organisation also has staff in India, Bangladesh,Indonesia, Myanmar and Turkey, as well as a diverse group of auditors and complaints handlers that work in the countries where FWF is active.

Here you can meet the Netherlands and Germany staff. At the bottom of the page you can also see the latest vacancies.

Country Representative Indonesia

Amalia Falah Alam

Information & Data Specialist

Andrea joined FWF in 2012 as an Information & Data Specialist. She maintains organisation-wide information systems and does general IT project management for FWF.

Andrea Parkes

Marketing & Communications Officer

Andrea joined Fair Wear Foundation as a communications officer in early 2016. Her deep passion for gender rights and international development are being applied to research, writing and advocating for labour rights improvements.

Andrea Spithoff

Verification Officer

Andriëtte joined FWF in 2016 and is a verification officer and the country manager for Turkey. She has worked for FNV Mondiaal as policy advisor for Asia, working with labour NGOs and trade unions in China, Myanmar, Indonesia, India, and before that, elsewhere. For several years, she was on the FWF Committee of Experts.

Andriëtte Nommensen

Country Representative Vietnam

Anh Duong Thi Viet

Verification Officer

Annabel worked at Dutch NGO Hivos before joining FWF in 2011. Annabel is responsible for verification and FWF’s work in Vietnam. She coordinates the development of FWF’s performance check system.

Annabel Meurs

Verification Officer

Anne is an economic sociologist focusing on sustainable supply chains. Before joining FWF she worked on developing CSR strategies and CSR reporting for a variety of companies. At FWF, Anne conducts verification activities for several brands and is the country manager for Bulgaria.

Anne van Lakerveld

Marketing & Communications Officer

Annouk joined FWF in 2014 and works on several projects like WellMade, FWF Annual Conference and FWF Academy. Since 2004, she has been working in the field of sustainable fashion. From her own concept store, t-shirt label and events to her own book.

Annouk Post

Country Representative Bangladesh

Bablur Rahman

Office Management

Danièle joined FWF as office manager in 2016. Social security and workers’ rights are subjects that have always been of great interest to her. She was involved in many inspiring labour rights and civil society projects and she feels fortunate to be able to continue in this field.

 

 

Danièle Rigter

Marketing & Communications Officer

Ellen Keith

Assistant Verification Officer

Emma became assistant verification officer in 2016. She works on audit planning and case management. Hailing from Australia, she has a B.A. in Fashion and has worked as a graphic designer and assistant production manager for a social enterprise fashion label in Cambodia.

Emma Conos

Finance Officer

Ernest joined FWF in January 2016  having previously worked at Child Helpline International as a Finance officer. At FWF he is responsible for the Financial Administration. Ernest has lived and worked  in five countries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business.

Ernest Beattie

Country Representative Turkey

Evrim Golcuk

Personnel Administrator

Femke is FWF’s in-house emergency service. She manages the office, the people in it and makes sure loose ends get tied up.

Femke Weiss

Brand Liaison Officer

Florence joined FWF as a brand liason officer in 2016. Her tasks revolve around case management. Originally from France, she is the former co-owner of Linda Mai Phung, a fashion label for women’s wear and ethical fashion based in Vietnam. She was also Fashion Revolution coordinator in Vietnam.

Florence Bacin

Data Specialist

Hector joined FWF in July 2017 as a data specialist and he helps manage the FWF database. Prior to this, he worked at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as a PhD researcher in macroecology. He is currently also pursuing an MA in creative writing through Lancaster University.

Héctor Serna Chávez

Verification Officer

Hendrine’s combined fashion and anthropology background means she speaks the language of both the garment companies and the social compliance experts. She currently is responsible for the verification activities of several brands.

Hendrine Stelwagen

Verification Officer

Juliette began working as a verification officer in 2010, after being employed as an FWF auditor in China.  She is responsible for verification activities with several brands and has extensive experience with social auditing and factory training in Southeast Asia.

Juliette Li

Verification Officer

Kees joined FWF in 2013. He conducts verification activities for several brands, focusing on the workwear and outdoor sectors. He has set up a local team and collaborates with organisations in Indonesia. Previously, he worked in finance and sustainability, and did research on the Cambodian garment industry.

Kees Gootjes

Verification Officer

Koen joined FWF in 2015. He is responsible for FWF’s work in Myanmar and Bangladesh. He has extensive experience working for the UN in Geneva and Hanoi, and also coordinated a garment export development programme in Vietnam for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Centre for the Promotion of Imports (CBI).

Koen Oosterom

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Liana joined FWF in May 2017. She is an internationally-experienced programme manager with a background in NGOs and holds an MBA in Sustainability from Copenhagen Business School. Liana is responsible for coordinating the Strategic Partnership.

Liana Hoornweg

Information & Data Specialist

Linda joined FWF in 2013. She co-creates information systems and is responsible for IATI reporting. Linda has degrees in geography and  macro-economics, specialising in development studies and sustainability. She has studied ranking methodologies for clothing brands.

Linda van Ijzendoorn

Verification Officer

Lisa started at FWF in 2015. She is responsible for verification and FWF’s work in India. Before, she worked for GIZ, the German development organisation, in various capacities. She is experienced in multi-stakeholder dialogue and public/private cooperation in global supply chains.

Lisa Süss

Marketing & Communications Officer

Lotte Schuurman

Marketing & Communications Officer

Maaike joined Fair Wear Foundation in 2016, after working for the non-for-profit organisation SOMO. Maaike has a background in Communications and ‘Economic Management and Law’ and international work experience, strong assets for her role as a communication officer.

Maaike Payet

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Manu became FWF’s MEL officer in 2016. She is an innovative and results-driven Impact Explorer. As a change-agent with a background in women’s rights and a drive to promote economic empowerment, she is a committed advocate for labour rights in global supply chains.

Manu Wildschut

Associate Director

Margreet joined FWF in January 2010. A former trade union representative at the ILO, she knows the ILO conventions like the back of her hand.

Margreet Vrieling

Management Assistant

Maria aims to contribute optimally to enable colleagues to perform even better. Her practical rationalism and many years of experience as policy advisor with regard to internal and HR management, and cultural diversity are a valuable addition to our team.

Maria Pronk

Senior Research Officer

Martin comes to FWF following a career encompassing NGO, government and apparel industry positions. He is pleased to be able to contribute his experience with a range of stakeholder groups to FWF’s research efforts.

Martin Curley

Head of Finance

Maureen Brouwer

Country Representative India 

Mousumi Sarangi

Verification Officer

Niki joined the FWF team in 2015. She is responsible for verification activities involving several fashion brands, and also for FWF’s work in China. Before joining the organisation, she was part of the Committee of Experts of FWF, on behalf of the Clean Clothes Campaign

Niki Janssen

Verification Officer

After a research project in the textile industry in Turkey in 2013, Rosan started to work for the verification team at FWF.  She is the  country manager for Romania and is also responsible for the verification activities of several brands.

Rosan van Wolveren

Assistant Verification Officer

Sandra joined FWF as an assistant verification officer in 2016. She works on audit planning, case management and other verification tasks. She has a Bachelor’s in geography and politics from University College Utrecht.

Sandra Gonza

Country Representative Myanmar

San Latt Phyu

Country Representative India

Suhasini Singh

Verification Officer

Sharon joined the verification team in August 2017. She has ample experience working with brands in the field of sustainability. At NewForesight she was Program Director Demand for the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA), and in Brazil she strengthened several fair fashion brands.

Sharon Hesp

Associate Director

Sophie, author of Practical Idealism, wants companies to be proud of their work with FWF. Being transparent about their progress will make companies more attractive to consumers.

Sophie Koers

Verification Officer

After years of working for one of FWF’s oldest German member companies, Hess Natur, Stefanie joined the FWF verification team in 2012. During her work at Hess Natur, she was trained as social auditor herself. At FWF, Stefanie is responsible for the verification activities of several brands as well as policy work in Germany.

Stefanie Santila Karl

Financial Project Administrator

Susanne joined FWF in September 2016. Since 2006, she has worked in several financial functions in the development sector and before that, she was a tax consultant. Susanne is responsible for project administration at FWF.

Susanne van den Berg

Verification Officer

Tina Rogers

German Representative

Vera became FWF country representative in Germany in 2014. She has degrees in media business administration and development studies and has worked for organisations in  sustainable development such as GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Fairtrade International.

Vera Köppen

Verification Officer

After working at the intersection between Business and Human Rights for several years, Wilco joined the verification team of FWF in 2016.  He has  extensive experience in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines at the company level.

Wilco van Bokhorst

Country Representative China

Wincent OU

Country Representative Turkey

Yildiz KoÇ SavaŞ

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Resources

FWF board

FWF is an independent not-for-profit foundation. Independence is guaranteed by a tripartite (multi-stakeholder) board, in which business associations, trade unions and (labour) NGOs are equally represented.

The board represents three types of stakeholder organisations, with  an independent chair. The composition at present is as follows:

Chair
Anita Normark

Business Associations – Apparel brands and retailers
Patric Hanselman (MODINT)
Femke den Hartog (InRetail)
Mark Held  (EOG – European Outdoor Group)

Trade unions
Catelene Passchier (FNV Bondgenoten)
Roel Rotshuizen (CNV Dienstenbond)

NGOs
Miges Baumann (Brot für Alle)
Evert de Boer (CCC – Clean Clothes Campaign)

The Clean Clothes Campaign in turn represents a large number of affiliated NGOs.

committee of experts

The Board and staff are supported by the Committee of Experts. The experts who have a seat in this advisory committee represent the same wide spectrum of organisations as the board. The personal knowledge and commercial contribution of each expert ensures there is top class advice and a good coordination of the policy of FWF with other organisations and companies.

Employers’ organisation for the garment retail sector
Dirk Vinken (FGHS)

Employers’ organisation for the garment suppliers
Jef Wintermans (MODINT: stepped down in November)
Nienke Steen (MODINT: began in November)

Trade unions
Jacob Plat (FNV Bondgenoten)
Karen Bouwsma (CNV Internationaal)
Marjolein Groenewegen  (CNV Internationaal)
Eric Van den Heede (Belgian unions, CCC Belgium and Wereldsolidariteit)

NGOs
Christa de Bruin (CCC)
Tessel Pauli (CCC)

Resources

Join the FWF team!

 

Fair Wear is hiring a webmaster/social media expert (32 hours/week) for its External Positioning Team. The webmaster/social media expert will be responsible for overseeing FWF’s online presence by maintaining the FWF website (in conjunction with an external web developer) and by regularly publishing content on FWF’s social media channels.

If you are interested, please send your CV with cover letter to vacancy@fairwear.org no later than 1 January 2017.

Click here to read the full vacancy posting.