Meet Our Board Members



Mark Mullen

Mark Mullen headed the Georgia office of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), from 1997 until Shevardnadze left office in 2003. From 2006 to 2010 he lived in London where he was a Sloan Fellow at London Business School.  He is the chair of Transparency International Georgia from 2001 until 2015 when he was elected to the International Board.  He has been a member of the board of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (chair from 1999 until 2004), of Goodenough College in London, of the British Georgian Society, and a civic program ( He is the founder of Orbeliani and served as its Chair until Dec 2016.




Julie campbell

Julie Campbell is a co-founder and current Chair of the Orbeliani Board. Julie has worked for over ten years in international development in a number of fundraising and program management roles notably in the South Caucasus and the Middle East for Oxfam. Julie cares deeply about women's rights and in ensuring people are at the heart of all development efforts. Julie currently works as an independent consultant to support big organizations developing innovative partnerships, going through complex program development or team transitions. 



Eka RostomaShvili

Eka Rostomashvili, is a research and communications associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. She has completed a Professional Year in cooperation with the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prior to joining GPPi in 2015, Eka worked for Transparency International Georgia, where she took part in carrying out a range of activities, including parliamentary monitoring, election observation missions, advocacy campaigns, civic engagement, and organization-wide outreach and advocacy.



Tamar Gurchiani

Tamar Gurchiani, is working as an independent consultant in Georgia and abroad in the spheres of Human Rights and elections. She also delivers lectures at the School of Law, Ilia State University.  During 2004-2010 she worked as a program coordinator for the freedom of information and anticorruption programs at the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA).  During 2010-2011 Tamara gained Master of Law degree from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA. In addition to Orbeliani, Tamara is a member of NGO ISFED and GYLA.


Jonne catsoek 

Jonne is the founder of Elva, a non-profit, which aims to provide products and services that bridge the gaps between citizens and decision makers worldwide. He has extensive experience conducting research and field work for conflict transformation and democracy support organisations in Africa, Western Europe and the Caucasus..