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.
David is currently serving as Secretary General of FACE. His daily work involves overseeing the implementation of FACE’s work programme. He has a strong background in project management, EU affairs, conservation policy, game management, sustainable agriculture and human-wildlife conflict. He received his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland Galway 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
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
Alessio Borrello 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
Roderick joined the secretariat in 2017 and worked as an intern and wildlife policy officer in the conservation team. He worked on different topic such as migratory birds, international conservation (e.g. trade in hunting trophies) and large carnivores. As the public affairs manager he is in charge of contacts with the European Institutions, mostly the European Parliament and the Intergroup ‘Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside’.
He holds a bachelor degree in Geography, Planning and Environment of the Radboud University (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
Cy is Senior Conservation Manager at FACE. Dedicated to finding solutions for effective conservation of wildlife in Europe and seeking common ground between different interest groups, Cy has been closely involved with implementation of the EU Birds Directive and the negotiations for the creation of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores.
Prior to re-joining FACE in 2019, he headed the European Association of Wetlands International for 3 years, managing the work on waterbird monitoring, water policy and the impact of EU investments on wetlands, and before this at FACE (2005-2016). He has particular interest in migratory species, both for their ecology and the international approach required for their conservation.
Languages:EN - FR
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
Diana joined the team in September 2017, being responsible for both external and internal communication. She coordinates the member relations and governance meetings, as well as the FACE Monthly Report, while supporting the work of the other teams. Diana holds an LL.M. degree in International and European Law and has perviously volunteered in other non-profit organisations.
Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 17
Languages:RO - EN - FR
Daniel holds a master’s degree in forestry at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, where he did a master thesis on Silviculture of Douglas fir. Previously he studied Forestry within Erasmus + programme at Swedish University of Agriculture in Umeå. During his studies, he worked for more than 2 years for the Czech Hunting Association and later he will start his doctoral studies on the “Effectiveness of artificial barriers for limiting the spatial activity of wild boars in relation to African swine fever” at CULS in Prague. Daniel started his career as a hunter at the age of 10 by going along with his father on hunting days as a beater.
Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 23
Languages:CZ - EN - DE
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 email@example.com