Janet Anderson

Janet joined Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in 2016. Janet is a communications consultant, trainer and facilitator focusing on advocacy and journalism. She works with NGOs and journalists to develop new skills in story-telling, targeting audiences and making the most of opportunities offered by new media landscapes. As an independent consultant, Janet works on projects across the Middle East and Africa to build media partnerships with international NGOs. Based in The Hague, Janet also specialises in covering rule of law, accountability and justice issues. She previously worked for a range of media outlets, including BBC World Service. 

Véronique Aubert

Véronique became a member of Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in 2016. Véronique is the Senior Conflict and Humanitarian Policy and Research Adviser for Save the Children UK, where she leads on the development and implementation of their Children in Armed Conflict Strategy. Prior to this Véronique was Deputy Director of the Africa Programme and Researcher on the Democratic Republic of Congo at Amnesty International. Véronique serves as Co-Chair of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). She has a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Duncan Barnet

Duncan joined Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees as its Treasurer in 2009. He is a qualified accountant, with wide ranging experience in industry and the voluntary sector, including with NGOs working in the development and education sectors. Between 1986 and 2007 he worked for Amnesty International in a variety of senior roles, when he had responsibility for meeting statutory financial reporting requirements for the organisation’s two legal entities and producing the statutory accounts. Duncan obtained his degree in Maths from the University of St Andrews and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.

Lliam Findlay

Lliam joined the Board of Child Soldiers International in 2018. Lliam is Head of Executive Office at Plan International. He leads a team of advisers that support the global CEO and COO and he plays a broad leadership role on strategy, advocacy and communications across the entire organisation. Prior to this, Lliam was Policy and Advocacy Adviser to the CEO at Save the Children International. He was also previously Senior Adviser to the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, where he coordinated effective engagement of governments, civil society and the private sector within the UN General Assembly to ensure the implementation of global agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals. Lliam holds a first class Masters degree in Diplomacy and Trade from Monash University, Australia.

Dr Julie Light

Julie became a member of Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in 2012. She currently works as an independent Human Resources consultant, where she provides consultancy and coaching services, and brings with her many years of expertise and experience as a Human Resources professional. Her career has spanned positions with the NHS, Amnesty International where she was Director of Human Resources, and the BBC. It was at the latter that she worked for nearly 20 years, including as Head of HR and Development with the BBC Future Media and Technology and as of Head of People Strategy. Julie has a PhD in Media and Communications, a certificate in Coaching Practice and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Bo Viktor Nylund

Viktor joined Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in February 2018. Viktor is Deputy Regional Director for UNICEF in Nairobi, where he provides programme leadership and support to 21 country offices and sub-regional structures. He has held various key positions at UNICEF including as its Head of Child Rights and Business in Geneva and serving as a Representative for the organisation in Bujumbura, Burundi. Viktor has a PhD in International Law and International Studies, was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at New York’s Columbia University and has a Master’s in Political Science from Abo Akademi University in Finland. 

Alison Wallace

Alison became a member of Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in 2015. She is the Chief Executive of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Alison brings with her many years of experience and expertise working in fundraising and communications roles. Her most recent role prior to joining ECFR was as Chief Executive of disaster response organisation, Shelterbox. Alison's career has spanned positions with Greenpeace, the British Refugee Council, Orbis International UK, Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International, the latter for which she was director of international fundraising. Alison has Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, in addition to an MSc in Global Politics.

Christine Watkins

Christine became a member of Child Soldiers International’s Board of Trustees in 2016. Christine specialises in children’s rights and child protection, with a primary focus on children’s rights in armed conflict. Christine was part of the team responsible for the development of the UN mechanism for monitoring and reporting (MRM) on grave violations against children in armed conflict. She led the development of its global field manual and training toolkit and worked with UN offices in six countries to establish the mechanism. She has worked with UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council and remains active in field work, including through trainings on child protection.