Executive team

WePROTECT Global Alliance is led by a small, dedicated team of professionals. We work to ensure our members’ commitment has maximum impact. 

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Iain Drennan

Executive Director

Iain has been the Executive Director of WePROTECT Global Alliance since its launch as an independent international institution in April 2020.

Previously, he led the UK Home Office’s international response to child sexual abuse. Under Iain’s leadership, the UK was assessed top out of 60 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Out of the Shadows Index on response to child sexual abuse and ratified the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention against child sexual abuse.

Prior to this, Iain worked in national security, foreign policy and counter terrorism roles in the UK civil service and diplomatic service, including a posting in Kabul where he managed the UK’s multi-million dollar counter terrorism and anti-corruption justice programme.

Paul Ghent

Paul Ghent

Chief Operating Officer

Paul has been Chief Operating Officer of WePROTECT Global Alliance since its independence in April 2020. 

Previously, he headed up the WePROTECT Global Alliance Secretariat while the initiative was hosted within the UK Home Office. 

Prior to this, Paul gained 18 years’ experience in the UK civil service and diplomatic service, holding senior roles in public policy, change management, operations management and international policy.  He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Beijing and has a passion for protecting children around the world through cross-sector working and collaborative problem solving.

Chloe Setter

Chloe Setter

Head of Policy

Chloe has a strong track record in working on child’s rights policy. She was formerly Head of Anti-Trafficking for Lumos, JK Rowling’s international children’s charity, developing the charity’s modern slavery strategy and launching the successful #HelpingNotHelping global campaign on orphanage tourism.

Prior to this, she spent seven years at the specialist anti-child exploitation charity ECPAT UK serving as Deputy CEO and Head of Advocacy, Policy & Campaigns.

Jess Lishak

Jess Lishak

Head of Communications

Jess has worked in communications, public affairs and policy-influencing roles throughout her career, with a particular focus on equalities, education and human rights.

Before joining WePROTECT Global Alliance, Jess was the Communications and External Affairs Manager at the UK’s Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse. She also currently serves on the Trustee Board for Against Violence and Abuse and is a qualified Independent Sexual Violence Advisor.

Stephanie Quintao

Stephanie Quintao

Membership Engagement Manager

Stephanie has worked in international relations and wider advocacy focusing on membership management as well as facilitating stakeholder outreach.

Before joining WeProtect Global Alliance, Stephanie was the Senior Member Relations Adviser at the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) where she was responsible for overall membership engagement, including retention and recruitment strategies.

Caroline Brookes

Caroline Brookes

Office Manager

Caroline joined WePROTECT Global Alliance in June 2020, having worked previously at Welcare, Lumos, BBC Media Action and Coram.

Her responsibilities include the smooth running of the office including managing Finance, HR, IT and administration.