Mark Worth has been working with whistleblowers for more than 30 years – as an investigative journalist, campaigner, legal advisor, policy analyst, and spokesperson for the international whistleblower movement. He is the founder of many organizations and campaigns, including Whistleblowing International, European Center for Whistleblower Rights, Center for Whistleblower Rights & Rewards, Whistleblower-Herz, and the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection. He is a Senior Fellow for International Whistleblower Rights with Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, and European coordinator for the National Whistleblower Center’s climate whistleblowing project. Mark has advised and supported hundreds of whistleblowers, investigated their cases, and advocated for reforms and justice based on their disclosures. He has led or supported the development of whistleblower protection laws in many countries in all regions. He has worked for many NGOs in Europe and the US, and is an award-winning journalist and publisher. He has advised countries in all regions and many international organizations including the UN, EU, APEC, OECD and Council of Europe.
Pamela Forward is a workplace mediator, researcher and founding President of Whistleblowing Canada Research Society. A graduate of Carleton University (BA Political Science, Graduate Studies in Conflict Resolution, MA Legal Studies) and a Registered Nurse, Pamela has had a varied career in business, health care, and government (federal public service and advisor to federal cabinet Ministers). She has been active in professional, community, and political organizations throughout her career.
Forwards interest in whistleblowing advocacy began in the 1990’s when she formed an alliance with others to support whistleblowers in the Federal Public Service. She recently completed an in-depth, qualitative case study on whistleblowing regarding drug safety issues at Health Canada which highlighted many system flaws contributing to the perpetuation of reprisals against truth-tellers and impunity for wrong-doers. This blend of knowledge and experience has stimulated an abiding interest in supporting conflict-friendly, ethical and accountable organizations and inspired the founding of Whistleblowing Canada Research Society.