Our people 

 Thomson Media's management team based in Europe is leading the way in tackling today’s big issues by strengthening media skills worldwide. 

 

 

 

Christoph Lanz is a journalist and strategic adviser in media development for both national and international clients and is Deutsche Welle's former managing director of multimedia. He joins Thomson Media as head of the board.

  

 

 

 

David Quin is managing director of Thomson Media and in charge of sourcing and managing all donor-funded projects. He builds strategic partnerships with funding organisations and media companies to help us achieve our goals.

  

 

Christine Liehr is our development manager. She has a specific focus on donor relations within the EU. Her previous experience includes large scale development programme management in the Middle East focusing on business development.

  

 

Lisa Hudson-Bushart brings a decade of experience in project management in media and EU affairs. She was previously at the European Journalism Centre, where she organised media training events in countries such as Burkina Faso and Jordan.​

  

 

Federica Varalda is project manager for the EU-funded OPEN Media Hub project​ and joins Thomson Media after working in communications for the private sector, NGO's and EU institutions in Malta, Switzerland and Belgium.

  

 

Angela Toader joins Thomson Media as a projects and finance manager. She previously worked for the German Red Cross in Berlin, as a project coordinator, where she managed a high profile project for UNICEF.

  

 

Iryna Kosova is responsible for the finance and administration of training events in Ukraine. Iryna previously worked at the Danish Refugee Council strengthening capacities of authorities and civil society working with child refugees.

  

 

Maja Vasic-Nikolic is local coordinator for the Western Balkans region, with over a decade of experience managing projects focused on advancing journalists’ impact in the field of media freedoms and safety of journalists.