Background

Secretariat

The FACE Team is based in Brussels and makes up the Secretariat, representing the interests of its Members and 7 million hunters every day.

The FACE team combines a passion for hunting and nature with expertise in a range of key areas so as to best ensure hunting is facilitated and sustainable, right across Europe. The small team reflects the diversity of Europe, with over 6 nationalities within the core staff, competent in some 9 languages.

LUDWIG WILLNEGGER, SECRETARY GENERAL

Mr. Willnegger joined the FACE Secretariat in February 2017. He holds a degree in agricultural sciences and law and has both Belgian and German citizenship. Ludwig combines a breadth of professional EU affairs and diverse hunting experience across Europe; he obtained his hunting license in Bavaria at the age of 16 and grew up on a farm in a family with longstanding hunting traditions. He initially worked for two years for the European farmers’ federation and later headed the representative office of a large German retail group for another eight years.

ludwig.willnegger@face.eu   

 DE, EN, FR




DR. DAVID SCALLAN - SENIOR CONSERVATION MANAGER

Within FACE, David leads the conservation team. His daily work involves overseeing dossiers related to migratory birds, large carnivores, nature policy and land use. He has a strong background in ecology, conservation policy, game management, sustainable agriculture and human-wildlife conflict. He received his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2012, with a dissertation examining the economic, ecological and social place of hunting in rural Ireland. David is also experienced in developing conservation/management plans for huntable species. 

david.scallan@face.eu

EN




MONIA ANANE - CONSERVATION POLICY OFFICER

Within FACE, Monia works on a variety of nature conservation dossiers and is responsible of the FACE Biodiversity Manifesto. In 2014, Monia obtained her Masters in Industrial Engineering in Agronomic Sciences and Land Management at HEPH-Condorcet (Ath), Belgium. Prior to joining FACE, Monia worked on a range of community-based conservation projects within and outside of Europe.

monia.anane@face.eu

FR, EN, ES





RODERICK ENZERINK - wildlife policy officer

Roderick joined FACE in April 2017. He holds a bachelor degree in Geography, Planning and Environment of the Radboud University (Netherlands) and wrote his bachelor thesis on the sustainable management of Geese in the Netherlands. He has a master’ degree from the same university in Environmental and Society Studies, with a master thesis on co-existing with wildlife in Namibia’s conservancies. Previously he did an internship in Namibia at NACSO and was also part of the Namibian delegation to the CITES Conference of the Parties last year in Johannesburg. At FACE, he works on different subjects such as migratory birds, trophy hunting or large carnivores.

roderick.enzerink@face.eu

NL, EN



ALESSIO BORRELLO - COMMUNICATION MANAGER

Alessio has joined the FACE team in August 2016 as Communication Officer. He is a highly successful and competent professional with extensive, international experience in the web industry as digital marketer, consultant and project manager. His expertise helps FACE to design and implement new communication strategies.

alessio.borrello@face.eu

IT, EN





CHARLOTTE NYFFELS - OFFICE & BUSINESS MANAGER

Charlotte manages the operations of the FACE Secretariat, from finances to human resources, whilst coordinating the administrative and office work, the translation services for the Members and the organisation of FACE Governance Meetings.

charlotte.nyffels@face.eu

FR, EN, ES






ISABELLE LEMMENS - member relations manager & senior french translator

Isabelle is responsible for the French translation of the FACE documents. She also works on organisational development in the areas of membership engagement and internal communication, and organises the governance meetings. Isabelle obtained a Masters in Translation at ILMH (Brussels) and a Masters in Political Science at ULB (Brussels). Before joining FACE, she worked for several international organisations, including the European Central Bank and the United Nations.

isabelle.lemmens@face.eu

FR, EN, ES




SABINE BORGERS - SENIOR TRANSLATOR

Sabine joined FACE in March 2009. She is mainly responsible for German/English translations and occasionally from other languages including translation planning, proofreading and editing. Sabine holds a degree in translations from the FAK Specialist Academy in Munich, German, in the field of economics. Before starting at FACE, she worked for several companies in Germany as translator, executive assistant and office manager. 

sabine.borgers@face.eu

DE, EN, NL, FR, IT





ANGELA POPOVIC - PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

Angela has joined FACE team in August 2017 as Public Affairs Officer. She worked for two years for two Italian Hunting Associations (Federcaccia and ANUUMigratoristi which are members of FACE) as Public Affairs Officer. Before, she worked for the European Commission (DG Environment) and European Parliament (Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety). Angela who is holding Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering has a significant experience in environmental issues.  

angela.popovic@face.eu

EN, SR, IT




tom Van de Maele - LEGAL AFFAIRS INTERN

Tom joined the FACE secretariat in august 2017. He holds 3 master degrees in law from the KUL and the UGent and wrote his first master dissertation about the defederalisation of Belgium and the impact on hunting law and the new arms legislation and the impact for Belgian hunters. He also holds a master degree in general management from Vlerick Business School and did a 2 month project at BASC’s headquarters in Wales. During this year of business school he obtained some practical experience in attending many hunting fairs for NomadUK (Jagd und hund, IWA, the Gamefair, …). Tom started his career as a hunter at the age of 6 years by going along with his father and grandfather on hunting days as a beater.

tom.vandemaele@face.eu

EN, NL, FR



DIANA SELARU - LEGAL & PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN

Diana joined the FACE secretariat in September 2017. She is holding Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Bucharest) and is currently doing an LLM in International and European Law at VUB (Brussels). Before joining FACE, she was actively engaged in a number of youth projects focused on diplomacy.

diana.selaru@face.eu

RO, EN, FR