Meet the Access Info Europe Team!

The Access Info Europe team consists of our Board of Directors, International Advisory Board, staff members, as well as consultants, interns, and volunteers. The core team is based in the office in central Madrid, although some consultants are based elsewhere.
We get out and about a lot, implementing projects across the wider Europe region – check out our events – and you can also track us down on social media. Don’t hesitate to contact us, and we hope to meet you sometime soon!

Helen Darbishire

Executive Director

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Juan Sobrino

Financial Manager

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Patricia González

Legal Researcher and Campaigner

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Rachel Hanna

Legal Researcher and Campaigner

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Marta Morcuende

Communications and Research

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Victoire Tissinie

Research Intern

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Elin Schonfelder

Research Intern

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Juan Carlos Leunissen

Research Intern

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Board of Directors

Access Info Europe’s governance body is the Board of Directors (“Junta Directiva”) which is elected by the General Assembly of members for a three-year term. The most recent elections were on 3 June 2022 and the Board will serve until June 2025.
The legal representatives of the organisation are the President and the Vice President. The Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors, is also a legal representative of the organisation.

Carlos Cordero Sanz

Director of Sustentia, a founder of Access Info Europe


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Christian Mihr

Journalist, Director of RSF Germany

Vice President

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Ainhoa Alzola

Financial services professional


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Joan Barata Mir

Legal expert, Fellow at the Cyber Policy Center of Stanford University


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Carole Ewart

Convener, Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland

IAB liaison

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The International Advisory Board

Access Info’s International Advisory Board provides strategic advice, guidance and moral support, helping the team shape projects so that they have the maximum possible positive impact on transaprency in law and practice.

Sergejus Muravjovas

CEO Transparency International Lithuania

Chair of the IAB

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Alexander Fanta

Journalist, netzpolitik.org

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Ana Revuelta

Regional Coordinator UNCAC Coalition, OGP IRM

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Anuška Delić

Investigative journalist, Founder Oštro

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Carole Ewart

Convener, Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland

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Daniel Sarmiento

Lawyer, Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid

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Gavin Sheridan

Investigative journalist, CEO Vizlegal

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Gergana Jouleva

Director Access to Information Programme Bulgaria

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Joan Barata Mir

Legal expert, Fellow at the Cyber Policy Center of Stanford University

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Katarzyna Batko-Tołuć

Programme Director Citizens Network Watchdog Poland

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Marta López Torres

Lawyer, Founder and Editorial Director of Plankton Press

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Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance journalist

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Honorary Members

All current and former members of the International Advisory Board are also made Honorary Members. The following former IAB or Board of Directors members are Access Info Honorary Members:

  • Alberto Alemanno – Professor in European Union Law at HEC & The Good Lobby
  • Ana Petruševa – Journalist and co-founder of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)
  • David Goldberg – Campaign for FOI Scotland
  • Fabrizio Scrollini – Founder/Director, Latin American Open Data Initiative (ILDA)
  • Ivan Pavlov – Lawyer and open government activist, Russia
  • Ivan Szekely – Open Society Archives, Hungary
  • Julia Keseru –The Engine Room
  • Kevin Dunion – Convener of the Standards Commission for Scotland / Former Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Maeve McDonagh – Emeritus Professor of Law, University College Cork
  • Päivi Leino-Sandberg – Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki
  • Zuzana Wienk – Director at Bystriny (Currents), investigative journalist, OGP Steering Committee

Cover photo: Paul Gagnon via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)