Team

Executive Director

Since 2018, Alexander has brought his experience with NGOs and international businesses to FWF’s mission. ‘We chose Alexander’, says Chair of the FWF Board, Anita Normark, ‘because he is smart, engaged and enthusiastic. He has supply-chain experience, and is used to working with a range of stakeholders.’

Alexander Kohnstamm

Country Representative Indonesia

Amalia joined the FWF team in 2016 as the Country Representative and Complaint Handler for Indonesia. In addition to coordinating and implementing activities in Indonesia, Amalia specifically focuses on auditing factories producing for FWF.

 

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

Programme Coordinator

Andrea joined FWF in 2015 and is responsible for country and programme coordination at the Amsterdam office. She primarily works on gender-based violence projects and also does editing of FWF reporting.

Andrea Spithoff

Verification Officer

Andriëtte joined FWF in 2016 and is a Verification Officer and the country manager for Turkey. She was also on the FWF Committee of Experts. She has worked for FNV Mondiaal as a policy advisor for Asia, and has worked with labour NGOs and trade unions in China, Myanmar, Indonesia and India.

Andriëtte Nommensen

Country Representative Vietnam

Viet Ahn started with FWF in 2010 as an auditor. Over her years at FWF, she now is heading the Vietnam local team, representing FWF in Vietnam, and managing stakeholder relations.

Duong Thi Viet Anh

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

Since 2016, Anne guides several FWF member brands on implementing the code of labour practices and coordinates FWF’s living wage activities. Anne is an economic sociologist with a focus on sustainable supply chains. She previously worked on developing CSR strategies and CSR reporting for a variety of companies.

Anne van Lakerveld

Marketing & Communications Officer

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

Annouk Post

Country Representative Bangladesh

Bablur began working with FWF in 2013 and continues today in coordinating audits and projects with the FWF team in Bangladesh.

Bablur Rahman

Communications Assistant

Catherine joined the Amsterdam FWF team in 2018. Short-term editing and writing are her main responsibilities, including writing various FWF newsletters. She is an experienced editor in the governmental, non-profit and commercial sectors.

Catherine Schook

Office Manager

Danièle joined FWF as the Office Manager in 2016 and performs daily management and IT tasks at the Amsterdam FWF office. She has a background in research and management of labour rights and civil society projects.

 

 

Danièle Rigter

Marketing & Communications Officer

Ellen began working for FWF in early 2017. She coordinates FWF’s publications and helps manage the organisation’s social media platforms.

Ellen Keith

Assistant Verification Officer

Emma became Assistant Verification Officer in 2016 and works on case management and audit planning. With a bachelors in Fashion, Emma has worked as a buying assistant and assistant production manager for a social enterprise fashion label in Cambodia.

Emma Conos

Finance Officer

Ernest joined FWF in 2016 having previously worked at Child Helpline International as a finance officer. At FWF he is responsible for the financial administration. He has previously worked with multinational organisations and NGOs in finance-related functions in five countries.

Ernest Beattie

Country Representative Turkey

Since 2013, Evrim has been coordinating and conducting external audits on social compliance standards. In addition to the role of Country Representative of Turkey, she also consults on labor standards and local laws in the Turkish textile industry.

Evrim Golcuk

Personnel Administrator

Femke has been a part of the FWF team since 2005. On a daily basis, she handles HR administration and supports FWF staff at the Amsterdam office. She holds academic degrees in international business and languages, and education.

Femke Weiss

Data Specialist

Hector joined FWF in 2017 as a Data Specialist where he inputs and helps manage the FWF information system. He also has a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in science.

Héctor Serna Chávez

Verification Officer

Hendrine has been working with FWF since 2008. She currently is responsible for the verification activities of several brands. Her fashion and anthropology background means she speaks both languages of garment companies and social compliance experts.

Hendrine Stelwagen

External Relations & Brand Liaison

Since 2018, Jesse has been working as a Brand Liaison and in the external relations team from the Amsterdam FWF office. His work experience includes positions in international trade and sustainable supply chain development. He was also active in the board of a Dutch youth labour union.

 

Jesse Bloemendaal

Verification Officer

Juliette began working as a Verification Officer in 2010 and is responsible for verification strategies in production countries, such as factory audits and stakeholder engagement. She has previously worked at a CSR consultancy firm in Hong Kong, and a regional women’s labour rights advocacy network in Asia.

 

Juliette Li

Verification Officer

Kees joined FWF in 2013. He conducts verification activities for brands namely in the workwear and outdoor sectors. He has set up a local team and collaborates with organisations in Indonesia, and has conducted research on the Cambodian garment industry.

Kees Gootjes

Verification Officer

Koen joined FWF in 2015 and is responsible for FWF’s work in Myanmar and Bangladesh. His experience ranges from the UN in Geneva and Hanoi, to coordinating a garment export development programme in Vietnam for the Centre for the Promotion of Imports at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Koen Oosterom

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

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

Liana Hoornweg

Information & Data Specialist

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

Linda van Ijzendoorn

Verification Officer

Lisa started at FWF in 2015 and is responsible for verification and FWF’s work in India. With previous experience in the German development industry, she also has knowledge in multi-stakeholder dialogue and public/private cooperation in global supply chains.

Lisa Süss

Assistant Verification Officer

Liselotte joined FWF in 2018 as an Assistant Verification Officer. She works on the coordination of verification activities in production countries, including complaints and auditing. She has a background in anthropology and consultancy with experience in alternative food networks.

Liselotte Goemans

Marketing & Communications Officer

Lotte has been a part of the FWF communications team since 2013. She contributes to the External Relations & Communications team in overseeing communication strategies. Her past experience in communications includes copy editing, reporting, and (radio) journalism.

 

Lotte Schuurman

Marketing & Communications Officer

Maaike joined FWF in 2016 after working for the non-profit organisation, SOMO. Maaike has a background in communications, economic management and law, along with multiple international working experiences.

Maaike Payet

Associate Director

Margreet joined FWF in 2010. She is part of management and works with the production country and external relations teams. She has also been a brand liaison and headed the verification team. As a former trade union representative at the ILO, she knows the ILO conventions like the back of her hand.

Margreet Vrieling

Management Adviser

Since 2016, Maria has worked on FWF’s HR policies and assisted the management team as the Management Adviser in Amsterdam. She aims to contribute optimally to enable colleagues to perform at their best thanks to her practical rationalism and years of experience in policy.

Maria Pronk

Senior Research Officer

Martin has been with FWF since 2010. Among other tasks, his role as Senior Research Officer has included research, policy and strategy, and the positioning of FWF with Living Wage and Social Dialogue efforts. His career includes work with NGOs, government and the apparel industry.

Martin Curley

Head of Finance

As the Head of Finance since 2017, Maureen is responsible for FWF financial strategies and processes and is an active member of the FWF Management Team. She has previous development experience in Africa and holds an International MBA.

Maureen Brouwer

Country Representative India 

Mousumi has been working with FWF since 2017. She holds multiple roles as a Program Management Consultant and a Country Representative for the FWF India office.

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

Rosan started to work for the FWF verification team in 2013 after a research project in the textile industry in Turkey. 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 bachelors in geography and politics from the University of Utrecht.

Sandra Gonza

Country Representative Myanmar

San Latt has been working as a Country Representative for the FWF Myanmar team since 2017. She is responsible for implementing FWF core country programs, including working on complaint handling/mediating, audits, stakeholders engagement, and supervising/coaching complaint handlers.

San Latt Phyu

Marketing & Communications Officer

Sarah joined the FWF Amsterdam team in 2018 as the Digital Communications Expert. She is responsible for daily management of the website and social media. Sarah has a background in communications for international non-profit organisations.

Sarah Fencott

Fundraising Officer

Somaye joined FWF in 2017 as the Fundraising Officer. She is responsible for diversifying funding streams of FWF through implementing strategic approaches and expanding FWF’s network. As a strategic connector with diverse educational backgrounds, she brings in 15 years of experience.

Somaye Dehban

Associate Director

Sophie has been with the FWF team since 2013 and works in case management and assisting the verification team. She wants companies to be proud of their work with FWF as being transparent about their progress will make companies more attractive to consumers.

 

 

Sophie Koers

Verification Officer

Stefanie joined the FWF verification team in 2012 after years of working for one of FWF’s oldest German member companies, hessnatur. She is responsible for the verification activities of several brands as well as policy work especially on FWF’s grievance mechanisms.

Stefanie Santila Karl

Country Representative India

Suhasini joined FWF in 2013 as Country Representative for India. Previously a project manager, she now works in stakeholder engagement and offers strategic input. Her understanding of conflict resolutions enables her to have difficult conversations with stakeholders.

Suhasini Singh

Brand Liaison & Member Learning

Supraja joined the FWF Amsterdam team in 2018. She is responsible for brand liaisoning and addressing member learning needs. She brings to the FWF team working experience in the garment industry in India, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Supraja Suresh

Financial Project Administrator

Susanne joined FWF in 2016 and is responsible for project administration. Previously, she worked in several financial functions in the development sector and as a tax consultant.

Susanne van den Berg

External Relations & Brand Liaison

Tina began with FWF in 2017 and oversees FWF’s International Lobby and Advocacy and Social Dialogue work. She focuses on using FWF’s experience to influence others to improve practices. Additionally, she works with brands to improve their supply chains.

Tina Rogers

German Representative

Vera became FWF country representative of Germany in 2014. Among other tasks, Vera coordinates FWF international stakeholder relations, and manages German stakeholder relations and the acquisition process for German-speaking companies.

Vera Köppen

Verification Officer

Wilco joined the verification team of FWF in 2016 after working in business and human rights. He is responsible for case management and country management in Tunisia and has extensive experience in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

 

 

Wilco van Bokhorst

Country Representative China

Wincent has worked with FWF for over ten years and is the Country Representative for the FWF team in China. Among other things, he supervises audits and manages projects with FWF China.

Wincent OU

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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)
Roel Rotshuizen (CNV Vakmensen)

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)
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)

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Join the FWF team!

Brand Liaison Officer
We are looking for someone with a lot of energy who shares our drive to prevent and remedy workplace injustices and promote labour rights. If you have an affinity with the garment industry and 5-7 years of relevant experience, we’d like to hear from you! See the full job description here. To apply, please send your CV with cover letter to vacancy@fairwear.org no later than 7 May 2018.