Meet the Accord Secretariat

The International Accord Secretariat based in Amsterdam is responsible for implementing the Accord agreements and supporting signatories to fulfill their commitments.

Adelia Arista

Remediation Data Analyst – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Adelia joined the International Accord in November 2021 as the Remediation Data Analyst after graduating with a BSc in Political Science. In her role, she manages, processes and analyses remediation data for internal accountability, reporting, and for the implementation of Accord policies and protocols.

Danny van Opmeer

Management Accountant – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Danny joined the Accord as Management Accountant in December 2013 and is responsible for financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, and payroll accounting. Danny makes sure the Accord is financially in control and complies to accounting and auditing regulations.He started his career in auditing before switching his focus to accounting for not-for-profit organisations.

Joris Oldenziel

Executive Director - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joris Oldenziel is the Executive Director of the International Accord since October 2021. He joined the predecessor of the International Accord, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, in 2014 as Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement and became Deputy Director in 2017. In June 2020, he managed the transition of the Accord to the newly established RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) in Bangladesh, as its Interim Managing Director. Joris has a background in corporate responsibility and accountability and has co-founded the global civil society network OECD Watch. Apart from his role at the International Accord, he is one of the four independent members of the Netherlands National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Koen Oosterom

Head of Signatory Engagement – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Koen started working for the International Accord in February 2022. His experience includes over ten years at the United Nations in Geneva and Hanoi and seven years at Fair Wear Foundation, which provided Koen with a deep understanding of safe working conditions in garment supply chains in Asia. In his role, Koen supports the signatories to understand and meet their obligations under the Accord agreement.

Lee Mitchell

Office Coordinator – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lee joined the International Accord in February 2023, returning after a break of 18 months in voluntary work. She handles the day-to-day administration of signatory engagement and of the office in general. After many years in multinational banking- and business corporations, Lee moved to the not-for-profit sector to support the Accord’s mission of ensuring workplace safety.

Mini Dixit

Communications Officer – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mini joined the International Accord as Communications Officer in 2022. She increases awareness about the International Accord programs among diverse stakeholder groups in key garment-producing countries. Passionate about using communications as a powerful tool for societal change, Mini comes with 6+ years of experience in public relations and a specialisation in sustainability and journalism.

Miriam Neale

Senior Advisor – Oxford, UK

As Senior Advisor, Miriam works on varied projects related to communications, operations, and team development. Having joined the Bangladesh Accord in 2014, Miriam spent 5 years focused on signatory engagement and policy development. After a career break in 2020 to study International Law, she re-joined the team in September 2021 to help implement the new International Accord. Miriam has over 15 years of experience working with companies and trade unions to secure workers’ rights in textile and food supply chains.

Solène Técourt

Program Officer for Accountability – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Solène has been the Program Officer for Accountability at the International Accord since November 2021. Her role is to ensure that signatories carry out their obligations under the Accord. Passionate about law and human rights, she holds an LL.B. in Global Law, an LL.M. in Public International Law and has experience working in international organisations.

Véronique Camerer

Head of Policy and Accountability – Paris, France

Veronique is specialised in the areas of responsible business conduct, supply chain responsibility, and corporate accountability in the context of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, investor engagement on social and labour rights, and alternative dispute resolution.

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