Dr Robin Hodess

USA, Interim Internal Managing Director

Robin Hodess

Robin became Interim Managing Director in February 2017, and was previously group director for advocacy, policy and research at Transparency International. She also led the work on financial integrity, and has recently been selected to be a civil society member of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee starting in September 2016. Prior to joining Transparency International, Robin developed a programme on economic globalisation for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. She has taught Media and Politics at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Leipzig, as well as serving as Assistant Director for international security programmes at the Center for War, Peace and the News Media at New York University. Robin holds a PhD and MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania.


George Macfarlane

UK, Internal Managing Director (Operations)

George Macfarlane joined TI-S in May 2017 as Internal Managing Director of Operations. Prior to joining TI, George held senior executive positions in the international secretariats of a number of international charitable organisations with responsibility for operational functions. These organisations included, Amnesty International, 2008-2016, Oxfam, 2007-2008 and Greenpeace, 1997-2006. Areas of responsibility have included, among others, Personnel, Finance, ICT, Legal, Security and Facilities, as well as less traditional operational areas such as Ships and Actions and Science and Innovation. While with these international organisations George was a senior management team member in teams which led and co-ordinated significant organisation change processes at both international and secretariat level to increase organisational impact.