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Meet our staff

Our team at central office, based in London (UK), works closely with the IHA Board, our membership and knowledge networks to deliver our work programmes. We also have a national office in China and a regional office for South America in Brazil.

Chief executive

  • Eddie RICH

    Chief Executive

    Eddie Rich is Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Operations and membership

  • Pablo VALVERDE

    Head of Membership and Operations

    Pablo is Head of Membership and Operations at IHA, having joined the organisation in January 2020.

  • Gill McDONNELL

    Operations Manager

    Gill has been with IHA since February 2015. She works predominantly on operations and membership matters, maintaining the membership...

  • Karen SMITH

    Events Manager

    Karen joined IHA in January 2018 as Events Manager. As well as supporting the Chief Executive, she works with the team... 

Communications

  • Will HENLEY

    Head of Communications

    Will Henley manages IHA's external communications, media outreach and engagement with key audiences, partners and members. 

  • Anna Warren

    Anna Warren

    Deputy Head of Communications

    Anna Warren is IHA Deputy Head of Communications and Strategic Communications Manager for the XFLEX HYDRO project.

  • Steve Sawyer

    Design and Multimedia Manager

    Steve Sawyer is responsible for IHA’s brand and design execution across digital and print channels.

Hydropower development

  • Alex CAMPBELL

    Head of Research & Policy

    Alex joined the IHA as Head of Research & Policy in August 2020.

  • María UBIERNA

    Hydropower Specialist and Focal Point, Research and Policy Team

    María joined the hydropower development work programme in January 2017. Her work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on sustainable hydropower development...

  • Nick TROJA

    Senior Hydropower Sector Analyst

    Nick joined the hydropower development work programme in 2016.  His work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on...

  • Cristina DIEZ SANTOS

    Senior Hydropower Sector Analyst

    Cristina joined our knowledge building team in August 2017. Her work focuses on...

  • David SAMUEL

    Senior Hydropower Sector Analyst

    David joined our knowledge building team in October 2017. His work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on global hydropower...

  • Samuel LAW

    Hydropower Sector Analyst

    Samuel joined the hydropower development work programme in July 2018. His work focuses on...

Sustainability

  • João COSTA

    Head of Sustainability

    João joined IHA in October 2017. His work focuses on developing and implementing a suite of sustainability tools that provide guidance to the hydropower sector...

  • Alain KILAJIAN

    Senior Sustainability Specialist

    Alain works with the Head of Sustainability on developing and implementing a suite of sustainability tools.

  • Amina KADYRZHANOVA

    Junior Sustainability Specialist

    Amina's work focuses on developing and implementing a suite of sustainability tools.

China National Office

  • Chen Liang

    CHEN Liang

    China National Liaison Officer

    Chen Liang is the liaison officer of our China National Office, based at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) ...

South American Regional Office

  • Rufino Andrés ROJAS

    South America Liaison Officer

    Rufino is one of the liaison officers of our South American National Office, based at Itaipu Binacional in Paraguay...