Our people

The European Center for Whistleblower Rights is led by some of the most respected leaders in the fields of whistleblowing, freedom of speech, and anti-corruption. We have built the largest network of activists, journalists, attorneys, investigators, NGOs and public policy experts in Europe – all dedicated to supporting citizen crime-fighters, campaigning for strong whistleblower rights, and holding criminals to account.

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Mark Worth
Executive Director

Mark has been working with whistleblowers and citizen crime-fighters for 35 years – as an activist, investigative journalist, legal and policy advisor, and researcher. He has advised and supported hundreds of whistleblowers, investigated their cases, and advocated for reforms and justice based on their disclosures.

He has held leadership positions at many NGOS including Transparency International in Berlin and Public Citizen in Washington, DC. He has co-founded many NGOs including Whistleblowing International, the Center for Whistleblower Rights & Rewards, and the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection.

Mark is a member of the UN Expert Group on Whistleblowing and has been an advisor to the European Commission, UNODC, Council of Europe, OECD and APEC. He has advised many countries on whistleblower practice and has helped write many whistleblower laws.

He founded two award-winning news magazines and has written for many publications and media companies, including The New York Times Co. and McClatchy/Knight-Ridder.

Wendy Addison
Director, Whistleblower Support

Wendy is one of Europe's most prolific whistleblower advocates. Since exposing a corruption case known "South Africa's Enron," she founded SpeakOut SpeakUp. She is a highly respected advisor to whistleblowers, free speech activist and public speaker. She was nominated for the OECD's Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019.

Stephen M. Kohn
Senior Advisor

Stephen is founding partner of the elite whistleblower rights and qui tam law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, and co-founder of the National Whistleblower Center. He has won some of the most important whistleblower cases in history. He is the world’s most published author on whistleblowing, including The New Whistleblower’s Handbook.

 

Stephen advises the Center on improving whistleblower laws and policies in Europe, and is licensed to practice law only in the United States. If you are interested in legal representation in the US, please contact Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto at consult@kkc.com.