The FACE Team is based in Brussels and makes up the Secretariat, representing the interests of its Members and 7.000.000 European hunters every day.

The FACE team combines a passion for hunting and conservation with expertise in a range of key areas to ensure hunting remains good for hunters, society and nature, right across Europe. The small team reflects the diversity of Europe, with several nationalities, competent in various European languages.

Secretary General

Ludwig Willnegger

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 10

Languages:DE - EN - FR

Conservation Policy Officer

Monia Anane

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 22

Languages:FR - EN - ES

Senior Translator

Sabine Borgers

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 19

Languages:DE - EN - FR - NL - IT

Communication Manager

Alessio Borrello

Alessio joined the team in August 2016 with the aim of renewing image and communication strategies at FACE. Working closely with the Secretary General and in coordination with all staff members, Alessio develops, plans and implements the organisation’s external communications.
He is a highly successful and competent professional with extensive, international experience as a digital marketer, consultant and project manager. His expertise helps FACE to design and implement effective communication and marketing strategies.

Tel. :+32 (0)2 416 16 18

Languages:IT - EN

Accounting Assistant & Communication Officer

Sandrine Dehoux

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 13

Languages:FR - EN - ES

Wildlife Policy Officer

Roderick Enzerink

Roderick works, within FACE, on different subjects such as migratory birds, international conservation (e.g. trade in hunting trophies) and large carnivores. 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 Parties 2016, in Johannesburg.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 20

Languages:NL - EN

Member Relations Manager & Senior French Translator

Isabelle Lemmens

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 12

Languages:FR - EN - ES - IT

Office & Business Manager

Charlotte Nyffels

Charlotte manages the operations of the FACE Secretariat, from finances to human resources, whilst coordinating the administrative and office work.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 11

Languages:FR - EN - ES

Public Affairs Manager

Angela Popovic

Angela has joined FACE team in August 2017. Before joining the FACE, Angela worked for two Italian Hunting Associations as their representative in Brussels, Federcaccia Lombardia and ANUUMigratoristi. Her role consists of organising meetings and events with Members of the European Parliament (EP) and FACE members, also maintaining contact with Brussels-based EU institutional stakeholders (EP’s Intergroup, DG Environment) and other international organisations. 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.

Tel:+32 (0)2 416 16 23

Languages:SR - EN - IT

Senior Conservation Manager

Dr. David Scallan

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 14


Communication & Member Relations Assistant

Diana Selaru

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 17

Languages:RO - EN - FR

Legal Affairs Officer

Tom Van de Maele

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 15

Languages:NL - EN - FR


Working for FACE provides a unique opportunity to provide the bridge between hunters and other conservationists on the ground and EU decision-makers.

We exist to ensure that hunting in Europe remains good for people and nature. The people who work for us help make this happen. You could become part of a dynamic team who make a vital difference to the 7 million people who hunt in Europe and the future of our precious nature. Our trainees and interns also play a huge role in helping us to meet our ambition. For volunteer or internship opportunities, please contact

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