Our Team

Incoming Executive Director

Tanya Wood brings more than 20 years of experience in the international humanitarian sector, based in headquarters and overseas postings in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Her career has been focussed on leadership within international membership organisations including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC), the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and most recently as CEO and Chair of two tropical disease Federations. She combines this leadership in international membership organisations with experience of humanitarian standards, having worked with Sphere and as an auditor of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) with HQAI.

Outgoing Executive Director

Judith F. Greenwood is the Executive Director of CHS Alliance and is based at its headquarters in Geneva. Judith, an Irish national, joined the Alliance in August 2015 and has over three decades experience in the humanitarian sector. She was previously head of the people management programme at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and since 2002 has held senior management positions at the ICRC in Geneva and in the field, including in the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Chad, and the Regional Delegation in the Pacific. She has worked for Concern Worldwide in Sudan, Angola and for the International Rescue Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, East Timor, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Judith is a health professional by training and also holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics. Judith was appointed an International Geneva Gender Champion in 2016.


Bonaventure Sokpoh

Head of Policy, Advocacy & Learning, Geneva

Geneviève Cyvoct

Senior Quality & Accountability Officer, Geneva

Adrien Muratet

Programme Officer, Geneva

Karen Glisson

Membership Services Manager, London 

Ann Vaessen

Senior Communications Officer, Geneva 

Balint Hudecz

Communications Officer, London

Patrick Hartmann

Head of Finance & Administration - Geneva

Audrey Rudny

Finance Manager - Geneva

Hélène Maillet-Maghdessian

Human Resources (HR) & Administration Officer - Geneva


Please contact us at info@chsalliance.org if you have a general query relating to our work.