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.
DE, EN, FR
JOHAN SVALBY - DIRECTOR OF LEGAL & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Johan leads the FACE Legal and Public Affairs team. Combining his legal training with a thorough knowledge of EU and international legislation, subjects and processes, he provides essential advice with astute interpretation of policies and laws affecting hunters in Europe. He joined the organisation in 2008, and prior to taking up the role of Director in 2014, he has managed our work on Animal Welfare and Health, the Bern Convention and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species as well as the FACE Working Group on Legal Affairs. These are dossiers for which he continues to provide day-to-day management and oversight.
EN, FR, DE, SV
DR. DAVID SCALLAN - 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.
MONIA ANANE - CONSERVATION POLICY ASSISTANT
Within FACE, Monia works on a variety of nature conservation dossiers and assists in developing 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.
FR, EN, ES
ALESSIO BORRELLO - COMMUNICATION OFFICER
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.
BERTA REDONDO - COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT
Berta joined FACE in July 2015 as Communication Assistant. She holds a Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Valladolid, Spain. Before starting at FACE, Berta worked 2 years for a Spanish radio and for a website, both specialized on agriculture, hunting and nature. Berta makes sure that FACE Members, partners, decision-makers and the media are kept informed of the many activities and dossiers covered by FACE on a daily basis.
ES, EN, FR
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.
FR, EN, ES
ISABELLE LEMMENS - MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR & 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.
FR, EN, ES
CHRISTOPHER DE COEN - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Christopher joined FACE in June 2016. Christopher holds a Master Degree in Contemporary History from ULB in Brussels. Before starting at FACE, he worked for IT companies in Ireland and for the European Federation for Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Brussels. Christopher makes sure that FACE Secretariat runs smoothly and coordinates the administrative and office work with Charlotte Nyffels.
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.
DE, EN, NL, FR, IT