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Secretariat staff

Meet our staff

The secretariat is responsible for managing HQAI’s operations and activities - meaning we coordinate and quality-control the audits; we take audit decisions and support our audited partners throughout the process; we train new auditors, develop new services and constantly improve our methodologies; we cooperate with strategic partners, contribute to learning in the sector and raise funds; we build bridges all along the chain of accountability and create awareness on independent auditing, quality and accountability in the humanitarian and development sector...
We could go on for hours but you get the idea.

The Executive Director heads the secretariat, managing its activities and reporting to the Board of Directors. HQAI has three departments: Quality Assurance, Communication & Marketing and Administration & Finance.

We are a team of passionate people who are happy to speak to you and answer your questions. Write us an E-mail with your inquiries to contact@hqai.org. And we love to share good news on social media, so follow us there.


Jeanine Byrom

Administration & Finance Assistant

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Elissa Goucem

Head of Quality Assurance

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Pierre Hauselmann

Executive Director

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Annina Hunziker

Communication & Marketing Assistant

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Mirela Le Dortz

Head of Administration & Finance

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Lina Muñoz Figueredo

Quality Assurance Officer

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Désirée Walter

Head of Communication & Marketing and Deputy Director