• Ann Fordham - Executive Director

    afordham@idpc.net, +44 (0) 20 7324 2975

    Ann Fordham is Executive Director of IDPC, leading on international advocacy efforts on drug policy and human rights. She represents IDPC at international events and works with policy makers and civil society partners around the world to review and shape drug control policies towards more humane, effective approaches that are based in principles of human rights and public health.

  • Jamie Bridge - Chief Operating Officer

    jbridge@idpc.net, +44 (0) 20 7324 2996

    Jamie joined IDPC in 2012, and provides key support to the Executive Director in managing secretariat operations, finances and fundraising. Jamie is also currently the Chair of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC).

  • Marie Nougier

    +44 (0) 20 7324 2976

  • Gloria Lai - Regional Director, Asia

    glai@idpc.net, +66 (0) 826 960 334

    Gloria leads on IDPC’s Asia regional programme, based in Bangkok, Thailand. She previously worked as a senior policy advisor on law enforcement and drugs, and as a lawyer, for the Australian Government.

  • Areeluck ‘Bing’ Phankhian - Programme Officer


    Areeluck ‘Bing’ Phankhian is Programme Officer at IDPC. Bing provides policy, networking and financial support for the IDPC regional work programme in Asia. She has previously worked as a university instructor, where she worked on refugee and migrant education, migration rights and anti-human trafficking programmes.

  • Christopher Hallam - Research and Analysis Officer


    Christopher Hallam works part-time as Research and Analysis Officer for IDPC, providing research, drafting and analytical skills to the secretariat. He has published in both grey and academic literature.

  • Juan Fernandez Ochoa - Campaigns and Communications Officer

    jfernandez@idpc.net, 44 (0) 20 7324 2973

    Juan Fernandez Ochoa is Campaigns and Communications Officer at IDPC. He leads on the development of the Support. Don't Punish campaign and works closely with the Head of Research and Communications in maintaining and expanding the organisation's communication channels.

  • Samantha Singh - Team Assistant

    ssingh@idpc.net, +44 (0) 20 7324 2974

    Sam joined IDPC in 2017 as the Team Assistant. She is responsible for providing administration and accounting support to the Secretariat.

  • Coletta Youngers - Latin America Regional Associate


    Coletta Youngers provides regional coordination in Latin America for IDPC, representing IDPC at major events, bringing the network together to consult on IDPC priorities, disseminating publications and communications in the region, and recruiting new IDPC members in Latin America.

  • Dave Bewley-Taylor - Associate


    Dr. Bewley-Taylor publishes for IDPC sole and joint authored reports and project managed a number of publication streams from many IDPC members. He is currently managing the publications series on Modernising Drug Law Enforcement.

  • Mat Southwell - Consultant: Vienna and Geneva


    Mat Southwell is an experienced drugs practitioner and manager. He is the IDPC consultant focusing on advocacy with the UNODC HIV Team and Geneva-based UN bodies.

  • Maria-Goretti Ane - IDPC Consultant: Africa


    Ane Maria-Goretti represents IDPC at regional events, and also serves as a focal point for IDPC networking and advocacy work in West Africa.

  • Heather Haase - Consultant: New York


    Based in New York, Heather Haase's work includes interfacing with key missions and UN agencies on drug policy issues, following UN activities and processes around drugs, and disseminating information to IDPC membership, with the goal of maximizing the involvement of civil society in UN processes around drugs.