• Ann Fordham - Executive Director


    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


    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 - Head of Research and Communications


    Marie Nougier is responsible for the communications and publications work stream of IDPC, and also engages in networking, civil society capacity building activities, and policy advocacy engagement.

  • Adrià Cots Fernández - Research and Advocacy Officer


    Adrià joined IDPC in March 2020, to work on research, advocacy, and civil society capacity building. Prior to that, he worked for Harm Reduction International, Amnesty International, and the European Parliament, always with a focus on international advocacy and human rights.

  • Juan Fernandez Ochoa - Campaigns and Communications Officer


    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.

  • 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.

  • Unchisa (Un) Eaimtong - Asia Programme Officer

    Un provides administrative, financial and communications support to IDPC’s work in Asia and is keen to broaden her knowledge in policy advocacy. She has prior experience in development programme and refugee assistance with international organisations.

  • Shannon Mortimer


    Shannon Mortimer joined the IDPC team as the Senior Finance Officer in October 2022, bringing with her 20 years’ of experience in financial management. Shannon was born and raised in a small village just outside of Durban in South Africa, and moved to England in 2020 with her husband and two children.

  • 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.

  • 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.