WINS Board members

William H. Tobey (Chair)

William Tobey’s career encompasses extensive management experience in defense policy, arms control and counter-proliferation, as well as in investment banking and venture capital. He served on the National Security Council Staff in three US administrations and also managed the US government’s largest programme to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing and disposing of dangerous nuclear material.

Dr. John Barrett, Ambassador (ret'd)

Dr. John Barrett is currently President of Portolan Global Inc. Past experience includes serving as President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. Dr. Barrett also served as Canada’s Ambassador to the IAEA, where he chaired its Board of Governors and acted as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and to the United Nations in Vienna. In addition, he served as the Canadian Ambassador to Austria and to the Slovak Republic.

Chris Chater

As Chief Technical Officer at URENCO Enrichment Group, Chris Chater is responsible for the management of technology, operations, engineering and design. He is also vice chair of ETC, a joint venture with Orano (formerly Areva) for the supply of centrifuges and related services. For the last 25 years, Mr Chater has concentrated on the front end nuclear fuel cycle. He has also worked in fusion research and decommissioning.

Ambassador Piet de Klerk

Ambassador Piet de Klerk has had a long career as a Dutch diplomat and still represents the Netherlands in projects like the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification. Prior positions have included acting as Special Counterterrorism Envoy; lead Sherpa for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands; Ambassador to Jordan; and Human Rights Ambassador. Ambassador de Klerk also served as chair of the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the UN Disarmament Commission. From 1998 to 2003, he worked for the IAEA as Director of EXPO (External Affairs and Policy Coordination).

Jean Llewellyn OBE

Jean Llewellyn OBE established the UK National Skills Academy for Nuclear and acted as its CEO for 10 years. This initiative built on a career involving senior management, leadership and policy development roles in both the private and public sector. Ms Llewellyn also served as a member of the UK Government’s Nuclear Industry Council and as Chair of the Nuclear Energy Skills Alliance. In 2019 Ms Llewellyn was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre national du Mérite by the French President. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation Board and as Chair of the Security Sub Group.

WINS Staff

Lars van Dassen Executive Director

Lars van Dassen has worked in the nuclear non-proliferation and security field for more than 30 years. His academic background is in international relations and political science. From 1993 till 2001, he was a scholar at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Department for Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.
In 2001, he joined the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and became responsible for the implementation of international projects primarily in the field of nuclear security in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova and the Baltic States. Since 2008, he has served as Acting Department Head, Section Head and Director for the Office for External Relations at SSM. He was sous-sherpa for Sweden at the Nuclear Security Summits held between 2010 and 2016.

Pierre Legoux Head of Programme Implementation

Pierre Legoux joined WINS in 2010 as manager of the operational programme. His responsibilities include programme design, operation, budget control, review and quality standards. Prior to joining WINS, Pierre served as physical protection specialist at the IAEA’s Office of Nuclear Security, where he developed international recommendations and guidance documents for nuclear security and for strengthening the physical protection of nuclear and other radioactive materials in use, storage and transport. He is fluent in English and French.

Rhonda Evans Head of Programme Development

Rhonda Evans brings over 20 years of international and national experience in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear security to her position with WINS. Before joining WINS in August 2017, she served as a senior nuclear security officer at the IAEA in the Division of Nuclear Security. Rhonda also has extensive experience in capacity building in 171 IAEA Member States; 30 years of experience in regulation, governance and assurance; and is a lawyer specialised in nuclear law and regulation.

Przemyslaw Michalski Head of Organisational Functions

Przemyslaw Michalski is responsible for WINS' financial control systems, statutory reporting and grants management. He is also involved in WINS' financial strategy development and risk assessment. Prior to joining WINS in August 2018, Przemek worked many years in the private sector in Poland and Austria in the field of finance. He holds the designation of Chartered Management Accountant and speaks fluent Polish and English, with working knowledge of German and Russian.

Roland Fletcher Head of the WINS Academy

Roland Fletcher is responsible for building a global community of Certified Nuclear Security Professionals while engaging with WINS members, Academy participants and alumni. Prior to joining WINS in June 2019, Roland spent 11 years at the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN), where he helped to facilitate the development and implementation of new industry-wide initiatives and concepts, including digital learning, national educational programmes, apprenticeship standards and end-point assessment.

Raquel Delgado Programme Manager

Raquel Delgado is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of operational and WINS Academy projects. Prior to joining WINS in May 2010, Raquel worked in the field of development cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also worked in the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Raquel is fluent in Portuguese, English, German, Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.

Álvaro Acevedo Programme Manager

Álvaro Acevedo is responsible for coordinating and implementing various operational projects, including international workshops, training courses and ongoing special projects. Prior to joining WINS in June 2018, Álvaro worked as an engineer in a nuclear power plant in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Tomás Bieda Senior Project Manager

Tomás commenced working at WINS in October 2021. He is sponsored by the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Global Material Security (GMS), and will be focusing on nuclear security issues and capacity building in the Latin American region.

Tomás Bieda brings almost 10 years of experience in the field of nuclear security at the national and international level. He worked for the Office of International Nuclear Security (INS) of the USA National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Before that, he has served as Director of Nuclear Security Policies and Nonproliferation and worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Authority in Argentina. Tomás is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of French, Portuguese and German.

Aleksandra Zilic Finance Manager

Aleksandra Zilic manages projects related to accounting and reporting, financial project control, forecasting and planning, and the improvement of quality management system processes. Prior to joining WINS in November 2014, Aleksandra worked for privately held companies and non-governmental organizations for 12 years in her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is fluent in English and Bosnian and has a working knowledge of German.

Anubhav Shrivastava IT Manager

Anubhav Shrivastava oversees the maintenance and development of WINS IT systems, which also includes the technical development of the website, Wins Academy, Alumni Network, Knowledge Centre and WINS events. Anubhav joined WINS in October 2014 and brought with him over 15 years of experience in sectors of web programming and development, online content delivery and multimedia. His other interests include Cybersecurity, Data privacy and Digital Intellectual property. He is fluent in English, Hindi and intermediate knowledge of German

Whitney Kathryn Isaacs WINS Academy Project Manager

Whitney Kathryn Isaacs provides comprehensive administrative and project support to the WINS Academy. She supports the preparation and implementation of various WINS Academy projects and is the primary point of contact for Academy participants and members. Prior to joining WINS in June 2020, she worked extensively in the field of higher education and academia. Whitney is fluent in German and English and has working knowledge of Spanish.

Bethany Woodward Manager of Visual Design

Bethany Woodward joined the team in October 2019 and is responsible for managing all print and digital graphic content produced throughout WINS. She had six years prior design experience working in both the UK and USA in fields of retail & marketing and architecture. Bethany is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of German.

Viviana Espinosa Moreno Gender Policy Officer

Viviana Espinosa Moreno joined WINS in September 2021 as an Intern to support the implementation of the WINS Gender Programme. Viviana is assisting in the development of best practices and guidelines for gender parity and in the research of innovative approaches in diversity and inclusion.

In the past, Viviana has served as a research assistant at the International Cultural Diversity Organisation (ICDO). Viviana has specialised in social and cultural anthropology and international development. Viviana is fluent in Spanish, English and has a working knowledge of German.

Mehri Avlyakulova Executive Assistant

Mehri Avlyakulova manages administrative tasks and supports WINS operational and Academy projects. She also serves as a liaison to the WINS Board. Prior to joining WINS in May 2020, she worked as an English teacher in a public school in Belarus and later in the Czech Republic as a Technical Support Representative. Mehri is fluent in Turkmen, Russian, English and has a working knowledge of German and Czech.

Tatjana Todic Project Assistant

Tatjana Todic supports WINS Membership, WINS operational and WINS Academy projects and events. Prior to joining WINS in December 2022, Tatjana gained experience in Human Resource Management, Office Management, Project Management in UNIDO, CTBTO and was intern in UNODC. Tatjana is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, English and German.

Anastasiia Nechytailo Project Lead, Voices of Ukraine

Anastasiia Nechytailo joined WINS in April 2022. She leads a project for WINS called Voices of Ukraine. Voices of Ukraine collects direct testimony from nuclear sector workers in Ukraine. She is also Vice President of Women in Nuclear, Ukraine Chapter.

Anastasiia was formerly Head of the International Cooperation Department of State Specialised Enterprise Сentral Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management under the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management. She coordinated cooperation with the IAEA, EC, US and UK in the areas of radioactive waste management, management of the development of the deep geological repository programme, and nuclear and radiation safety and security. She has a master’s degree in international relations. In 2020, she completed the Visiting Fellows Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Her research interests include nuclear security, nuclear nonproliferation, and radioactive waste management and deep geological repository programmes.

Polina Nechytailo WINS Academy Assistant

Polina Nechytailo joined the WINS team in April 2022 and is a main point of contact for Academy participants and members. She also supports the preparation of WINS Academy projects and the organisation of Academy events. Before joining WINS, she worked as a guide in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone in 2021. Polina is a 4th year student at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her areas of study are economic geography, regional development management and urban planning. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian and is currently studying German.

Abdel Sharabati Junior Accountant

Abdel’s responsibilities centre around financial and administrative services for the whole WINS team. He joined WINS as Finance Intern in December 2022, shortly after finishing his masters’ studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Before joining WINS, Abdel worked as a Finance Operations Associate for SAP. He is fluent in Czech and English and has intermediate knowledge of Arabic, French and German.

Leyla Amur Writer/editor Consultant

Leyla Amur joined the team in January 2021 as a consultant to cover maternity leave for WINS’ in-house editor/writer. She substantively edits all WINS publications and Academy modules, as well as helps to develop content and learning materials. She has nine years of prior editing experience covering various subjects, including the energy sector, marketing and technology. Leyla is fluent in English and Turkish.

Anida Čeliković Manager of WINS Programme Functions

Anida Čeliković is currently on Personal Leave.

Anida Čeliković manages WINS Membership and supports WINS operational and WINS Academy projects and events. Prior to joining WINS in October 2017, Anida gained experience in translation/interpretation, office management and event organisation. Anida speaks fluent English and Bosnian and has working knowledge of German.

Suzanne Carlson Communications and Learning Strategist

Suzanne Carlson is currently on Personal Leave.

Suzanne Carlson substantively edits all WINS publications, including the Academy modules. She also develops online and offline content and learning materials. Before joining WINS in October 2019, she worked as an editor covering the energy industry. In addition to being a native speaker of English, she is conversant in German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.