Founders and trustees
Florence Kiff MA Econ (Social Anthropology) is a Dutch national who started working in international development at ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) in 2000. In 2004 Florence joined CIVICUS the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, based in Johannesburg and in 2006 she moved to ActionAid International's secretariat. After relocating to the UK in 2010, she worked for a year on contract as Head of Communications for Hope and Homes for Children in the field of de-institutionalisation before joining Plan's International Office in Woking.
While gaining an extensive knowledge of international development issues and rights-based programming, Florence has specialised in external and internal communications, and knowledge management and dissemination. As one of the founders of International Child Campaign she guides the organisation's work with particular emphasis on communications, campaigning and advocacy, and RBA in development.
Eric Gutierrez MSc (Social and Political Theory) is Christian Aid's Senior Adviser on Accountable Governance, based in London. A Philippine national, he has lived and worked in Malawi, South Africa and Germany. He has held posts at ActionAid and WaterAid and has worked as a consultant for various nongovernmental organisations. Eric is the main author of the books 'Rebels, Warlords and Ulama: A Reader on Muslim Separatism and the War in Southern Philippines' and 'The Moro Conflict: Landlessness and Misdirected State Policies'.
Eric studied Economics and Politics at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) and holds a Master's degree in Social and Political Theory from the University of London. As a founding trustee, he guides International Child Campaign in all aspects of international development and in particular, policy and governance.
Fritz Curzon BA has been a trustee and secretary of the Wallace Curzon Charitable Trust for over 25 years. He is a professional photographer and has worked on assignment for Save the Children in Africa and Asia.
As a founding trustee of International Child Campaign, Fritz brings decades of experience of guiding philanthropic and development work.
Kate Kopischke MA (Intercultural Communication) is American and specialises in mediation, consensus building, and dispute prevention and resolution. Her primary focus area is community-company conflict around the impacts of large-scale development projects. She also focuses on issues related to the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent - involving indigenous peoples' right to give or withhold consent to proposed development projects that may affect their traditional lands. From 2005 to 2010, Kate served as Ombudsman and Dispute Resolution Specialist for the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, working with stakeholders involved in disputes arising from investments of the World Bank Group.
Kate has a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico and a BA in Journalism and Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. Her work builds bridges between some of the most powerful organisations in the developed world and the most marginalised communities in the developing world. As a founding trustee, she provides a North and South American perspective to complement Eric's South-East Asian and Florence's European perspectives.
Alan Kiff is one of the founders of International Child Campaign and currently carries out the function of Online Campaign Manager. He has been a director of several companies in England and in Africa, with experience of both start-up entrepreneurial organisations and large corporate structures, ranging from Managing Editor of a regional newspaper in Botswana to Product and Channel Manager of a major internet banking service for First National Bank in South Africa. He has worked for many years with local communities and small businesses designing and operating environmentally and economically sustainable tourism programmes in India, Nepal, Southern Africa, Finland and the Middle East.