Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is elected by the Annual Membership Meeting (a body comprising all of Transparency International’s accredited chapters).
The Board is responsible for determining our strategy and policy as well as supervising our activities. For a more detailed list of responsibilities, please see the Charter. You can also view the Code of Conduct for members of our Board and the Register of Interests Policy below.
Delia Ferreira Rubio – Chair, Argentina
The former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the National Accounting Office. Currently she works as an independent consultant, and has consulted on anti-corruption related issues with international organisations and NGOs, mainly in Latin America. Delia has a PhD in law from Madrid’s Complutense University and is the author of numerous publications on democratic culture and political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. She was elected to the Transparency International board in 2008 and 2011 and then again as chair in 2017.
Rueben Lifuka – Vice Chair, Zambia
Rueben Lifuka is an architect and an environmental consultant and managing partner with Riverine Zambia Limited. He is the founder and a director of the consultancy firm Dialogue Africa and chair of the National Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism process in Zambia. He serves on the boards of several organisations including Build IT International - Zambia and the International Anti-Corruption conference. Between 2011-2013 he served on a technical committee appointed by the President of the Republic of Zambia to draft a new national constitution. He was president of Transparency International Zambia from 2007 to 2012 and was re-elected to this position in 2017. He was elected to the Transparency International board in 2008 and again in 2011 and 2017.
Dion Abdool, Trinidad & Tobago
Dion is an Attorney at Law with over 25 years experience in the corporate environment and holds a Masters Degree in Law (Corporate & Commercial) - University of London. He is a Chartered Secretary, a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (Canada). He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (GMP), Boston, USA. Dion has acquired extensive experience in areas of commercial, contract, company law, corporate governance. He has facilitated workshops, presentations and presented papers locally, regionally and internationally on areas such as governance, risk management, integrity in public life, procurement systems. He has been involved and worked in among other things, e- procurement systems, whistle blowing software, governance manuals. He has lectured in the LL.B Degree programme. Dion is Chair of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute and is directly involved with its programmes such as the ALAC (Specialist Legal Advice Centre) with Hugh Wooding Law School, Business Integrity Country Agenda project, Integrity in Schools project. In the past he has also assisted with review of the NIS in the Caribbean. He also serves as a Director on the Board for the Executive Masters Programme in Business Administration at the Arthur Lok Jack Institute of Business, a Chief Examiner for ICSA, Canada and a member of the Board of the NGO Music Literacy Trust.
A J Brown, Australia
A J Brown has been a board member and committee chair at Transparency International Australia since 2010. He is professor of public policy and law at Australia’s Griffith University, president of the Australian Political Studies Association, and project leader on two of the world's largest whistleblowing research projects – Whistling While They Work parts one and two. A J has consulted in all branches of government in Australia, including research and policy work in integrity and anti-corruption agencies. He has extensive consulting experience with governments on institutional and law reform in integrity, anti-corruption, accountability and whistleblowing. The Whistleblower Protection Rules in the G20: Priorities for Action report, which he co-authored, influenced the whistleblowing commitments in the 2015-2017 G20 anti-corruption action plan. He was elected to the Transparency International board in 2017.
Susan Côté-Freeman, Canada
Susan Côté-Freeman is currently Chair and President of Transparency International Canada. She worked for Transparency International in London, Washington, D.C. and Berlin where she was Head of the Business Integrity Programme. In 2016, following a 20-year career with Transparency International, Susan joined the Conference Board of Canada – a prominent research organisation – where she led an executive network of risk executives and carried out research in the governance, compliance and risk areas. Susan also served for five years as President of the Board of IMPACT – a Canadian international non-profit organisation that investigates and develops approaches for natural resources to improve security, development, and equality.
Eka Gigauri, Georgia
Eka is a civic activist who has served as the Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia since December 2010. Eka is a specialist in international relations, with a degree from Tbilisi State University, a master's degree in business administration at the Caucasus School of Business, an LLM in international law from VU University Amsterdam. She has also completed the Senior Executive Programme at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. In 2017, she became a Fellow of the Stanford University Democracy and Development Programme. Eka has extensive experience in working in governmental, non-governmental and private sectors, mainly in the fields of foreign relations, marketing and communications consultancy. Her most prominent roles include the Deputy Head of the Border Police of Georgia.
Linda Ofori-Kwafo, Ghana
Linda Ofori-Kwafo joins the board having been Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the national chapter of Transparency International in Ghana since 2016. She studied business administration, political science and development programming. To Transparency International’s board of directors, Linda brings 18 years of experience in development and anti-corruption. A courageous activist, Linda has on numerous occasions spoken on behalf of the people of Ghana at high-level international forums and has been recognised with a Women in Leadership Excellence Award.
Oya Özarslan, Turkey
Oya Özarslan has been the chair of Transparency International Turkey since 2008. In this capacity she served as co-chair of the C20 Anti-Corruption Working Group during Turkey's G20 Presidency in 2015, and has been involved in Turkey’s country review processes for the UNCAC and OECD Conventions and for GRECO. In her work with Transparency International Oya has focused on business integrity and created tools for the private sector. In her work on political corruption she focused particularly on politicians’ asset disclosure as well as on election campaign financing. She served as the general coordinator of civil society election monitoring in Turkey in 2013 and 2014. Oya is chair of a women entrepreneurs association and works on issues of gender and corruption. Throughout her career, Oya has worked as an international lawyer. She has law degrees from the universities of Ankara and Austin, Texas. She was elected to the Transparency International board in 2017.
Alberto Precht Rorris, Chile
A lawyer from University of Chile, his area of expertise is transparency, access to information, open government, anticorruption, and administrative law. He has been the Executive Director of the Chilean Chapter of Transparency International since 2014. Previously, he served as the President of the Commission for Transparency and Ombudsman at the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, and as Executive Director of the newspaper network Mi Voz between 2005 and 2007. Alberto received the highest scores on History of Chile during the National Examination on Academic Aptitude in 1999, and was awarded the “Alberto Hurtado for Civic Journalism” in 2006 for his work as the director of the digital newspaper El Morrocotudo. In 2013, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Young Leaders of Chile, and in 2018, his thesis on Constitutional Law was awarded the second place on academic achievement by the Constitutional Court of Chile. He has been teaching at university level on transparency, good government, compliance, and administrative litigation. Alberto obtained a master's degree in political communications and public affairs from Adolfo Ibañez University and a compliance and ethics certificate by SCCE. He was elected to the Transparency International board in 2018.
François Valérian, France
François Valérian is an associate professor of finance at CNAM, a Paris based university providing evening classes to professionally active individuals. He also teaches financial regulation and oversight at École des Mines de Paris, a course he created in 2013. He was elected to the board of Transparency International France in 2013 where his contributions to the chapter’s anti-corruption advocacy around offshore centres brought about significant impact. Formerly the leader of business integrity programmes at the Transparency International Secretariat, François initiated Transparency International’s advocacy at the G20 around financial regulation and anti-corruption. In his professional career, François worked both in public and private sectors. He negotiated social agreements with coal mine trade unions, worked for BNP Paribas and was a partner at Accenture, the international consulting firm. He was the editor-in-chief of an economic review, also publishing articles on anti-corruption.
Duncan Wood, United States
Duncan Wood, PhD is Vice President of Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Center. Previously, he was the Director of the Center’s Mexico Institute and now serves as the institute’s senior advisor. He is an internationally renowned specialist on North American politics, Mexico and US-Mexican ties who lectures and publishes on hemispheric issues and relations. He regularly gives testimony to the US Congress on US-Mexico relations, is a widely quoted source on Mexican politics, and has published extensively on this and other issues. He is the author and editor of 12 books and more than 30 chapters and articles. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, has worked closely with the WEF on Energy policy, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latin America. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his Doctorate in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada. He is a life-long fan of Liverpool Football Club and will hopefully Never Walk Alone.
Onyinyechi Ough, Nigeria
Onyi Ough is an international development practitioner with over 17 years of experience specialising in anti-corruption. In 2018, she established the Nigerian-based non-government organization Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment (Step Up Nigeria) and launched the Catch Them Young Initiative which is aimed at promoting anti-corruption education in primary schools. Catch Them Young has already reached almost 20,000 children across Nigeria. She is the author of four anti-corruption storybooks for children that aim to teach kids about the impact of corruption. Her books have been approved for use in three Nigerian states. She has also co-produced two animated films for kids on anti-corruption. Onyi has worked in Zambia, Nigeria and United Kingdom on a range of projects related to anti-corruption and service delivery. She has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Oriental and African Studies.