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GIACC Affiliate Council

Purpose of the Affiliate Council

The GIACC Affiliate Council comprises representatives from GIACC and from the GIACC Affiliates.  Its purpose is to help exchange ideas and co-ordinate activities between different GIACC Affiliates, and between the GIACC Affiliates and GIACC.

Responsibility of the Affiliate Council

The Affiliate Council is a co-ordination body.  The Affiliate Council members do not have any decision making authority over any GIACC organisation or affiliate other than the one they represent on the Affiliate Council.  No member of the Affiliate Council has any potential liability or responsibility for any debts of, actions taken by, or publications or statements made by, any GIACC organisation or Affiliate other than the one they represent on the Affiliate Council.  

Affiliate Council Members

(Alphabetical order.  See CVs below)

Sam Kundishora:  GIACC-Zimbabwe

Horst MehrtensGIACC-Germany

Catherine Stansbury:  GIACC

Neill Stansbury:  GIACC

Ciro Strazzeri:  GIACC-Italy

Luis Tellez:  GIACC-Colombia

Affiliate Council Member CVs

Sam Kundishora:  GIACC-Zimbabwe  

Sam Kundishora is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Zimbabwe.  He is Past President of the African Engineers Forum, Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Committee on Information and Communication, a member of the World Council of Civil Engineer’s Executive Council, and Permanent Secretary for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.  He was Vice President of the Federation of African Organisations of Engineers, and President of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers.  He is an electronics, information and communications technology engineer who has worked extensively in academia and industry sectors in Scandinavia and Africa.  He was on a team that pioneered the electronic card key used in the hospitality industry the world over.  He was a founder member of the network of users of scientific equipment in southern and eastern Africa.  He is founder and CEO of the Zimbabwe Academic and Research Network.  He has been a consultant to GTZ and UNESCO, and has served on various Boards in academia and industry.  He received the State President’s Research Council of Zimbabwe certificate of merit for his contribution to the field of Information and Communication Technology.

Horst Mehtrens:  GIACC-Germany

Horst Mehrtens is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Germany.  He studied engineering at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and received his degree in 1979.  He successfully completed his MBA in 1984 at the School of Management at Cranfield University, UK.  He has many years of experience in the national and international construction business as construction manager, managing director and executive board member of a German construction company.  He was also a project manager for the large-scale projects Stadtbahn Berlin and Hauptbahnhof Berlin, each with a budget of over € 500 million.  Since 2008, he has been a certified specialist lawyer for insolvency law and takes on tasks in interim management in the construction and steel construction industries, as well as in project development.

Catherine Stansbury:  GIACC

Catherine Stansbury is Co-founder and Director of GIACC.  She has a Masters degree from Oxford University, and is a lawyer qualified in both England and Hong Kong.  She practised as a lawyer from 1982 to 2002, including with Linklaters in London and Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong, specialising in construction and commercial litigation.  She was involved in numerous major construction projects in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka (including airport, road, bridge, power station, industrial, commercial and residential projects).  Since 2003, she has been developing and promoting anti-corruption measures for the infrastructure sector.  She is co-author of various anti-corruption tools including the GIACC Resource Centre, Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS), Anti-Corruption Training Manual, and Anti-Corruption Code.  She has worked on anti-corruption projects with the private and public sectors in several countries.  She was from 2006 to 2008 Project Director – Anti-Corruption Systems for Transparency International (UK).  She received an award as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007” from the “Engineering News-Record” for her work in preventing corruption in the international construction industry.

Neill Stansbury:  GIACC

Neill Stansbury is Co-founder and Director of GIACC.  He is a construction lawyer who has worked for over 35 years in the international infrastructure sector.  He is Past Chairman of the International Organization for Standardization Anti-Bribery Project Committee which published ISO 37001, Past Chairman of British Standards Institution Anti-Bribery Working Group which published BS 10500, and Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Anti-Corruption Standing Committee. He was independent anti-corruption compliance monitor of Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mabey Bridge.  He has given anti-corruption presentations and workshops in over 25 countries.  He is co-author of various anti-corruption tools including the GIACC Resource Centre, Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS), Anti-Corruption Training Manual, and Anti-Corruption Code. On account of his anti-corruption work, he has received the following awards: as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007” from the “Engineering News-Record”; as “International Fellow of the Year” from the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (2008); a Presidential Invitation to become a Fellow of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers (2010); and a Leadership Award from the British Standards Institution (2016).

Ciro Alessio Strazzeri:  GIACC-Italy

Ciro Alessio Strazzeri is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Italy.  He is an Italian Engineer, who graduated in 1993.  He has considerable national and international experience in the fields of Anti-Bribery and Administrative liability, Social Responsibility of Organisations, Health and Safety, Quality, Environment, Data Protection, Enterprise Risk & Compliance Management, Assessment, Auditing and Training.  He is the President of numerous Supervisory Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree No 231/2001, and is a Corruption and Transparency Risk Analysis consultant on behalf of controlled and subsidiary companies of the Public Administration and major national and international companies.  He is also a trainer and lecturer on anti-corruption issues, both nationally and internationally.  He is President of Asso231, which is a non-profit multi-stakeholder industry association focusing on risk management and the prevention of corruption. He is the author of publications in the field of Anti-Bribery and Corporate Crime. He co-founded the Anti-Bribery Academy International network with offices and affiliates in Italy, Poland, UK, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and India.

Luis E. Tellez:  GIACC-Colombia

Luis E. Tellez is Co-founder and the Director of GIACC-Colombia.  He is a civil engineer from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, with post-graduate studies in Water Resources from the same university.  After working as consultant in Hidrotec and as project manager with the Public Works Ministry in Colombia, he joined Schlumberger, a company specialised in the oilfield. During his tenure with this company he was assigned to several countries in North and South America, Europe and Middle East.  His corporate experience continued with GPU International, an organisation dedicated to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.  His last position was as Vice-President for International Operations, being the President of several Board of Directors for projects in Latin America and Europe.  In recent years, he has dedicated his considerable global experience in the energy sector to help companies in the areas of operations, personnel development, training and compliance.  He is a member of ICONTEC’s Technical Committee 256, and a member of of the Colombian Society of Engineers’ Special Committee on Ethics and Committee on International Relationships.

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Updated on 11th May 2020

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