The Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner includes staff members with a background in law enforcement, policy, victim support, research, human rights and those with years of general experience in the UK’s anti-slavery sector.
Tatiana has extensive experience working in the anti-trafficking field for over 10 years. She is the Director of Strategy, overseeing implementation of the Commissioner's 5 strategic priorities. She also advises on victim support and partnerships, providing advice and leading on senior engagement with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.
Previously, Tatiana worked at the Human Trafficking Foundation leading the Foundation's development work and partnership with the civil society sector for over three years. She was appointed the Foundation's Director in April 2015.
Tatiana started her career at the International Organization for Migration, Mission to Moldova, and was responsible for carrying out national awareness raising campaigns, visibility of all IOM Moldova projects, as well as relations with national and international counterparts, including mass media. Tatiana is also an experienced trainer in the modern slavery and human trafficking field.
In 2009, Tatiana won an Open Society Institute/ Chevening Scholarship to undertake a Master’s degree in Politics, Security and Integration at University College London. She is also an alumna of the US Department of State Future Leaders Exchange Programme (FLEX).
Christopher Ansell is the Office and Diary Manager for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
Christopher was a police officer for over 37 years and retired as a detective in 2013. He investigated a number of cases of human trafficking, both in the UK and around the world. Following his retirement from the police and before joining the Commissioner’s team, Christopher was employed on the European Communities Against Trafficking Project as Project Support Coordinator.
This was an EU funded project coordinated between the Borough of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit. The project also partnered with a specialist anti-trafficking charity, RAHAB, whom Christopher worked closely with. As part of this role, Christopher led on modern slavery training for frontline professionals.
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