Information on the project directors and steering committee.

Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Project Director

Ishbel McWha-Hermann

Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann is a senior lecturer in International Human Resource Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She studies social justice at work, particularly for workers from typically marginalised or vulnerable backgrounds. Ishbel is currently leading two research projects, one which examines fairness between staff in international aid and development contexts, the role of workplace policies and practices in that fairness, and the implications for poverty reduction initiatives. The other focuses on the psychological impact of living wages and decent work for workers, their families, organisations and society.

Working internationally, she has advocated for the role of work and organisational psychology in addressing global grand challenges, such as poverty reduction, through contributing to the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ishbel leads the decent work strand of the EAWOP Impact Incubator, is a SIOP representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and sat on the British Psychological Society’s Expert Reference Group on “poverty to flourishing”.

For bespoke consultancy, please contact Ishbel McWha-Hermann at

Julia Porter, Project Manager

Julia Porter

Julia Porter is a Senior HR professional living in London. Her HR career has spanned three decades working in News and Media for the Guardian and Observer for 15 years and then for the UK and International Charity Sector in homelessness and animal welfare. She is a Fellow (CIPD) and gained CIPD Advanced Awards in Organisation Design and Development in 2014 and Reward Management in 2019.

Her interests have grown around international reward during this time and she became actively involved in Project Fair from 2019. She currently works as a Project Manager for Project Fair to help develop our INGO network. She has a Business Studies degree from the University of Greenwich specialising in HR and Industrial Relations.

Steering committee

The role of our Project Fair Steering Committee is to provide a governance structure around the development of our membership programme and to advise and shape ideas as well as committee members contributing to future Member events.

  • Maria Rolianda Aalders, Compensation & Benefits Specialist, Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • Bridget Berlyn, Senior Remuneration & Benefits Specialist, Mothers2Mothers
  • Anja Drame, Head of Benchmarking Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Philippe Francey, Former Global Head of Compensation & Benefits, ICRC
  • Deb Peters, Senior Compensation Analyst, International Rescue Committee
  • Julia Porter, Project Manager, Project Fair
  • Louise Sorrentino, HR Business Partner, Danish Refugee Council
  • Saranga Sri-Nammuni, Former Global Head of Reward, Oxfam International
  • Marianne Walker, Global Reward and Mobility Lead, WaterAid