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. 

  

David Quin

David Quin

Managing Director – Development

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

Christine Liehr

Development Manager

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.

 

Federica Varalda

Federica Varalda

Group Operations Manager

Federica Varalda is group operations manager, responsible for the planning, development and optimisation of policies and procedures across the Thomson Group. She previously managed the EU-funded OPEN Media Hub project.

 

Iryna Kosova

Iryna Kosova

Finance and administration support - EaP

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.

 

Tania Thorngreen

Tania Thorngreen

Project Manager

Having previously worked with NGOs and in public relations, Tania Thorngreen's role at Thomson Media includes managing and developing our media development projects. She has a specific focus on coordinating media research projects.

 

 

Maja Vasic-Nikolic

Maja Vasic-Nikolic

Local Coordinator - Western Balkans

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.   

 

Florence Wild

Florence Wild

Project Manager

Florence Wild joins as project manager after having gained four years of experience in project management and international philanthropy at Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH with a focus on cross-border journalism and global migration.

 

 

  

Thomson Media advisory board

 

 

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

 

 

Dorothee Wenner is a freelance filmmaker, writer and curator based in Berlin. Her work in the various fields focuses on aspects of transcultural relations, especially between Europe and African countries/South Asia.

  

 

Sonja Schwetje is editor-in-chief of ntv/ntv.de and RTL NEWS. She represents Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland on the board of the German Media Association (VAUNET) and will be representative on the board of ENEX (European News Exchange) when she becomes chairwoman of the body. 

 

Dr. Christoph von Marschall is chief diplomatic correspondent of “Der Tagesspiegel” (Berlin), a frequent guest on German TV shows and radio commentator. He studied East European History and served 2005 to 2013 as US correspondent. 

 

 

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