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Supervisory Board Members

Ms. Nilda Bullain, Vice President – Operations, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), USA
Ms. Bullain was Executive Director of ECNL between 2004 and 2012. She has been working in CSO legal reform in several Central European countries joining the EU. Ms. Bullain has expertise in legal and fiscal areas concerning CSO and civil society development, especially the CSO-government cooperation framework, CSO governance and accountability, philanthropy, public benefit status, volunteering, and delivery of social services.

Mr. John Clark, Development Consultant, UK
Mr. Clark is a Development Consultant and has worked with development NGOs, the World Bank, United Nations, universities, and as advisor to governments on development and civil society issues. His career has focused on poverty reduction, participation, civil society, globalization and bridging the gap between grassroots organizations and official agencies. He also worked in the United Nations Secretary-General’s office (as project director for the high-level panel on UN-civil society relations), was Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, and served on a task force advising the British Prime Minister about Africa. He also wrote Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization, published by Kumarian in USA and Earthscan in UK in 2003.

Ms. Lindsay Driscoll, Charity Lawyer and Consultant, UK
Lindsay Driscoll is now a consultant with Bates Wells and Braithwaite and lectures at Cass Business School. Until 2008, she was a Legal Commissioner at the Charity Commission. She has had considerable experience in the field of charity law; as Head of Legal and Governance as NVCO, as a partner with Sinclair Taylor & Martin, and as a consultant both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Mr. Boris Strečanský, Development Consultant, Slovakia
Mr. Strečanský is a development consultant and peer-learning expert of the European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI). He has experience in project management, organizational and evaluation consulting and social research. His interests include third sector, philanthropy and foundations, focusing on the post-communist world. He co-founded the Center for Philanthropy in Bratislava, a not-for-profit philanthropy infrastructure organization He is a member of the editorial advisory board of Alliance magazine and international research networks on the third sector and philanthropy research (ERNOP, ISTR).

Ms. Izabella Toth, Senior Corporate Strategist, Cordaid, The Netherlands
Ms. Toth has over 15 years of experience and expertise in public funding research, strategy formulation, policy advice regarding international development cooperation policies of public institutions as the European Commission, United Nations, World Bank, with a special focus on the space for civil society organizations therein. She has joined the sector of development cooperation in 1998 (Cordaid in The Netherlands and in Europe, through European networks and NGO confederations as CIDSE, Caritas and CONCORD) and is CONCORD Board member.