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.
Wendy is the founder of SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd, a storytelling consultancy and training company developed in 2012 which provides training, lectures and talks to move people towards Courageous Conversations. Prior to SpeakOut SpeakUp, Wendy worked in the accounting industry where she blew the whistle internally on malfeasance, committed by joint CEOs, but was met with purposeful obfuscation. Demonstrating courage and a willingness to endure the danger of being exposed, Wendy took a moral stand against bribery and corruption and blew the whistle externally. Her whistleblower case is now recognized as “South Africa’s Enron,” the biggest corporate scandal in South Africa’s history. Wendy is at the cutting edge of behavioural change, currently in collaboration with the University of East London‘s Virtual Reality Lab to develop Virtual Reality immersions for Courageous Conversations.
Additionally, Wendy is a lecturer at Surrey University and Warwick Business School, is a contributing member of the UNCAC Coalition, the Corruption Research Group of the Surrey University and sits on the advisory board of the Whistleblowing Research Unit which runs the International Whistleblowing Research Network at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom.
Caroline Raat holds a PhD degree in Law and Public Administration. She is an expert in constitutional and human rights, especially in relation to Freedom of Information and Speech. As a researcher Caroline devoted her career to understanding power as a phenomenon, and to address all sorts of power issues, such as corruption and abuse. She wrote several documents for Transparency International Netherlands on whistleblowing and its legislation, and she is regarded as one of the country’s experts on the topic. Apart from that, Caroline also works as a legal advisor for whistleblowers and other citizens that are crushed by administration, and she is a well-known speaker on the topic. In November 2021, her new book on integrity and the law will be for sale. In 2019, she established a Platform for integrity researchers: www.onafhankelijkeonderzoekers.nl.