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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.

And we are really lucky to have very special people who continually support our actions and thinking. They are not staff but almost :-)

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 And we love to share good news on social media, so follow us there.

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Marie Chiche

Project Manager

Lina M. Figueredo

Quality Assurance Officer

Gëzim Kurteshi

Accounting and Finance Officer

Mirela Le Dortz

Head of Support Services

Victoria Lyon Dean
Victoria Lyon Dean

Head of Quality Assurance

Samanta Morais

Quality Assurance Officer

Vanessa Poffet

Communication & Marketing Manager

Jean-Luc Schabo

IT Manager

Désirée Walter

Executive Director
Head of Communication & Marketing

Not staff but really close to us

Claire Goudsmit

Senior Advisor and Auditor

Marie Grasmuck

Supervisor Auditor

Sarah Kambarami

Supervisor Auditor

Jorge Menéndez Martinez

Supervisor Auditor

Joanne O‘Flannagan

Supervisor Auditor