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Directors

Donald Bowser President donbowser@goodgov.ca

 

Donald Bowser is a Canadian national who has been working in the anti-corruption field since 1998 when he joined Transparency International as its first Program Officer for the former Soviet Union. Since leaving TI in 2001, Mr. Bowser has been providing policy advice on anti-corruption around the globe, mostly in the former Soviet Union and Asia but also in Africa. This has included assignments as the Prevention Advisor of the Sierra Leonean Anti-Corruption Commission, Chief Technical Advisor on Anti-Corruption for the UN in Tajikistan, as well as Team Leader for the development of National Anti-Corruption Strategies in Armenia and Bangladesh for multi-lateral development banks.

 

He has also been Chief of Party for a USAID anti-corruption project in Cambodia (2009); Capacity Building Advisor for the Afghan Anti-Corruption Agency – the High Office of Oversight (2010); Senior Advisor to the Macedonian Anti-Corruption Commission (2011) and for the Afghanistan Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in 2012.  His most recent assignment was for the multi-donor funded Key Accountability Institutions (Anti-Corruption Commission, Auditor General and National Legislature) in South Sudan as Team Leader and corruption investigation specialist. Currently he is serving as Team Leader for an evaluation of the rule of law program of the US State Department in Tajikistan and developing a new global standard on asset declarations for Transparency International.

 

Donald is currently finishing a PHD at the University of Melbourne Australia and has a Master of Arts from the Central European University in Budapest and a Bachelor’s from Acadia University and Odessa State University in the USSR.

 

 

David Kehoe Vice-President davidkehoe@goodgov.ca
 

David Kehoe is one of the original IMPACTistas, establishing the Copenhagen office and has recently returned to the fold. Previously he was engaged as  the Security Officer and Civil-Military Coordinator for World Vision in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this role, Mr. Kehoe was part of the team responsible for  developing security policies and procedures designed to create and  maintain as secure a working environment as possible for several hundred  relief staff working in a complex, fluid and challenging situation.

 

Mr. Kehoe studied at the University of Melbourne and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2008 with co-majors in Political Science and History. His Honours thesis dealt with the historical roots of institutionalized corruption and its relationship with state failure in Sierra Leone. In 2006, Mr. Kehoe undertook an internship with IMPACT, then based in Denmark, and his research and professional interest has continued to focus on the relationship between governance and human security and on the role of non-state actors in conflict and security.

 

David served in the Australian Army reserve from 2004 to 2010 and was deployed to Timor Leste in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2008. He has worked as a security consultant in Australia and his most recent work has been in the field of anti-piracy in South East Asia. David currently works in international security management in Washington D.C.
 
 

Todd Smith Director/IT Manager

toddsmith@goodgov.ca

 

Staff
Natalie Karpiuk - Senior Program Officer 
 
Morgan MacLean -Program Officer Social Accountability
 
 
 

 Sataneeh Al Rousan Programme Manager

 
Devin Munro Program Officer - Fundraising

 

Devin is in charge of managing fundraising, external relations and project proposals. Hailing originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, he recently graduated with a joint degree from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie, earning a BA in Political Science with a focus on Government Relations and International Relations Theory.

 
 

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Valentine Collier

 

Valentine, a citizen of Sierra Leone, is an experienced public servant with valuable knowledge of public administration in Africa that stems from his time in the Government of Sierra Leone. He has a postgraduate diploma in Development Administration from The University of Birmingham and has worked within various government ministries in Sierra Leone since the 1970s. These include positions as the Senior Assistant Secretary and later as the Deputy Secretary within the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Ministry of Trade and Industry. In 1983 he became the Permanent Secretary within the Office of the President, and later progressed to become Secretary of the Cabinet and then Head of Civil Service.

 

In April 2000, Valentine was appointed Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone. As Commissioner he was responsible for the hiring of all relevant staff, controlling the use of all finances and resources and for implementing the mandate of the commission. This mandate was broad and included investigating and prosecuting offenders of corruption, implementing preventative measures against corruption and involved educating civil society about the damaging effects of corruption in order to instil a sense of responsibility around the issue of corruption.  It was through public cooperation and their willingness to report incidences of corruption that the commission was able to tackle corruption cases against high-ranking officials.

 

 

Constantine Palicarsky

 

Constantine is a former Secretary of the Bulgarian Anti-Corruption Commission, advisor to the Vice Prime Minister and to two Ministers of Public Administration in Bulgaria. He managed and coordinated the work of the Council of Ministers Anti-corruption Commission in Bulgaria in the period 2003-2005. He has 12 years of experience working on different projects in the Public administration and the Not-for-profit sector. He is content expert in Public Administration Reform and Public Service Training; Anti-corruption and Public Sector Ethics with profound knowledge of the EU best practices in the public administration area.

 

Mr. Palicarsky has substantive international experience in institution building and strengthening, including elaboration of internal management and control systems and design of rules and procedures.

His expertise in the training area includes developing training methodologies, training programs and training materials and delivering training in Governance/Public Administration Reform, Public sector ethics & anti-corruption.

 

Currently Mr. Palicarsky works as a consultant for a number of international organizations (OECD, EC, UN) and NGOs on issues such as Institution building, risk management, training and curriculum development, technical assistance provision, assessments and training delivery in Central and South East Europe, Africa, MENA, Central and South East Asia and the Caucasus region.

 

 

Ralph Lake

Ralph is a senior expert in anti-corruption who commenced his Investigation career as an Investigator with the Australian Army Special Investigation Branch and upon leaving chose to remain as a Reservist and has progressed through the ranks obtaining a commission in 2001.  In Australia, he has also worked on corporate commercial law enforcement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for 10 years where he was a Senior Investigator conducting large anti-trust and consumer civil and criminal investigations. Ralph was also a Branch Manager with the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA).  Whilst with DIMA he also held an appointment as the Agency Complaints Handling Officer as part of the Service Delivery Strategies and Client Services areas dealing with complaints from around the globe.  

 

Internationally, Ralph has worked in Namibia as the Officer-In-Charge of the Special Investigation Section for the United Nations Transitional Assistance Group.  In Rwanda he was engaged as an investigator with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN ICTR). In Sierra Leone he was the  Chief of Investigations with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Sierra Leone.  Ralph was also engaged in Sudan as the Officer-In-Charge of the Special Investigation Unit for the United Nations Mission in Sudan where he managed all investigations for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping throughout the mission area in Sudan and parts of Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt.  In the last years he has also been engaged in Afghanistan as a consultant on a number of occasions to the Afghanistan Government to set up an Internal Fraud Investigation Unit for the Afghanistan civil service within the Ministry of Finance to combat fraud and corruption in the civil service and most recently as an Assets Advisor to the High Office of Oversight (HOO).

 

Ralph is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds the following qualifications: Master of Arts (Fraud and Financial Investigations) (expected 2010); Graduate Diploma in Fraud and Financial Investigations;Advanced Diploma of Investigations; Diploma of Government (Fraud Control Investigations) and a Diploma of Business

 

Dr. Bryane Michael

 

Bryane Michael is currently at the Stockholm School of Economics and serves as senior advisor to the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance. His previous experience includes almost 10 years of experience with organisations like the World Bank, OECD, EU and UN. He has significant anti-corruption audit, investigatory, and policy experience.