People at CRIN

CRIN is fundamentally about children’s rights, less about the individuals, but we need people to make this happen. CRIN has a core team of staff, some based in London, others elsewhere. We are governed by a board called the CRIN Council. Importantly, much of our work would not happen without the many people who contribute their time and expertise for free.


Veronica Yates | Director

Jenny Thomas | Policy and Communications Manager (on leave) 

Sabine Saliba | Advocacy Manager

Leo Ratledge | Legal Coordinator

Isabelle Kolebinov | Research and Policy (Geneva)

Robin Pollard | Advocacy

Basma Osman | Legal Assistant

Elliot Cass | Journalist

Victor Sande-Aneiros | Writer and Editor

Andrew Stylianou | Finance and Administration

Middle East and North Africa

Nasser Atallah | Regional Director

Suha Ziyada | Programmes

Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Larisa Abrickaja | Regional Coordinator

French-speaking countries

Louise de Brisson | Coordinator

Translation agreement established with Université de Bretagne Occidentale and Université Stendhal Grenoble 3.


Tenesha Myrie | Regional Advisor


Polina Korotkikh | Russian Research Intern

Susana Daniela Diaz Garcia | Spanish Legal Research Intern



CRIN is governed by the CRIN Council, a board of trustees who serve in their personal capacity.

Adem Arkadas-Thibert | International Children's Center, Bilkent University 

Eva Geidenmark | Save the Children Sweden

Chris Dodd

Ed Velasco | 

Michele Madden | nfpSynergy | Chair

Anne Phipps | Independent Consultant | Treasurer