Mark Beer OBE (Chair)

Mark is an experienced Chairman and non-executive board member. Having worked in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, with his work covering those geographies, Africa, Asia and the Americas, Mark has a good grasp of working internationally. Mark is a graduate of Oxford University, is a UK qualified solicitor, and is President of the International Association for Court Administration, which is committed to improving the rule of law around the world. Mark has spent the last 10 years developing an independent English language, common law court in the Middle East and was involved in the establishment of the first Court affiliated pro-bono scheme in the region, the first small claims tribunal and other initiatives designed to enhance access to justice.

Marieanne McKeown

Marieanne is PILnet’s Manager for Europe based in Berlin. She is responsible for developing and managing projects that promote public interest law and strengthen local cultures of pro bono in Europe. This includes coordinating PILnet’s Global Pro Bono Clearinghouse, organizing the annual European Pro Bono Forum and supporting NGOs, public interest lawyers, law firms, companies, and law schools to grow their pro bono programs. Prior to joining PILnet, Marieanne worked for the Public Interest Litigation Support Project in Belfast, building the capacity of NGOs in Northern Ireland to engage in strategic litigation. She also worked with the Northern Ireland Committee on the Administration of Justice on their human rights program. Marieanne holds an LL.B. in law and an LL.M. in human rights from Queens University Belfast.

Peter Greig

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who has combined a paid career in the public and charitable sectors with extensive pro experience of working in and with charities, particularly law centres and arts focussed charities. He has audited several law centres and was auditor of Brent Community Law Centre for 20 years. Currently he is Treasurer of South West London Law Centres and a Trustee of  the Equity Charitable Trust. He has been a Trustee of Survivors Poetry, and Ridiculusmus Theatre Company. In his paid career Peter was,  among other things, Financial Controller of the Arts Council, Finance Director of Centrepoint and Budget Manager at the Greater London Authority.

Vicky Nida

Vicky is Head of Development at Fashion Revolution, a global movement across over 100 countries calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion and textiles industry. In this role, she leads the organisation’s fundraising strategy, building partnerships with a diverse range of donors. Her background is in international fundraising, particularly for small and mid-sized human rights organisations. Prior to joining Fashion Revolution she served as Head of Development at Videre est Credere. As Director of Development at Privacy International she implemented the organisation’s first multi-year fundraising strategy. Vicky has also held fundraising positions at Interights and the National Autistic Society. 

Nigel McEwen

Nigel is a qualified English Solicitor. He specialised in commercial litigation before spending over 10 years as the Managing Partner of an award-winning, City of London based law firm. He subsequently worked as an in-house lawyer in the restaurant and technology sectors and then after retiring from full time legal work, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of a leading English barristers' chambers. In recent years, Nigel has obtained post graduate qualifications in change management, been appointed to carry out various consultancy roles and currently spends much time in coaching senior managers and leaders in both the private and charity sectors. Nigel retains his lengthy connections with the English legal profession through acting as the part-time Chairman of a boutique litigation law practice, based in Lincoln's inn, London.

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