Board of Directors & Leadership

Mohammed Hanzab

As a passionate sports fan following a career in the armed forces, Mohammed Hanzab established the ICSS in 2010 and since then has overseen the growth of the organisation, leading the Centre to become a globally-renowned and respected reference in sport safety, security and integrity. Read More

Mohammed Hajjaj Al Hajri

Mohammed Hajjaj Al Hajri holds the position of the Vice-Chairman at the ICSS and has been with the organisation since its inception. Over the course of his career, Mr Al Hajri has served as the Senior Air Force Officer in Qatar Emiri Air Force and as the Director of the Cooperation and Leadership on the C4IS project, among other senior leadership appointments.

Michael Hershman
Board Member

Michael Hershman, an internationally recognised expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security, held the position of CEO of the ICSS Group from 2016 – 2018. Read More

Lord John Stevens
Board Member

Lord Stevens was educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, the University of Leicester where he took an LL.B and the University of Southampton, where he did his MPhil. Read More

Karen Webb Moss
Board Member

Karen Webb Moss is the Chair of British Swimming, becoming the first woman to hold the position on a permanent basis.  With less than two years to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Paris 2024, Webb Moss will be responsible for leading the British Swimming board and its focus on organisational strategy and development.

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Ambassador Thomas Stelzer
Board Member

Ambassador Stelzer has been a long-serving member of the foreign service of the Republic of Austria. He has served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission; and more recently as Ambassador to Portugal. Read More

Ambassador Douglas E. Lute
Board Member

Ambassador Douglas Lute is the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Appointed by President Obama, he assumed the Brussels-based post in 2013 and served until 2017. Read More

Judge Fausto Pocar
Board Member

Fausto Pocar is a professor emeritus of International Law at the University of Milan, where he also taught Private International Law and European Law, and where he served many years as Faculty Dean and Vice-Rector. Read More

Prof. Liu Xiaohong
Board Member

Liu Xiaohong is a Professor and PhD supervisor of law and the President of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law.
She served as the Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration & ADR between 2016 and 2019. Read More

Massimiliano Montanari
Chief Executive Officer

Massimiliano Montanari is an international civil servant who holds over eighteen years of experience in international affairs, diplomacy and social innovation. Prior to assuming his current role as ICSS Group CEO, Massimiliano served in various roles at the ICSS, including as Chief Executive Officer of the ICSS INSIGHT (2018-2020), Chief of Cabinet (2014 – 2016) and Executive Director of Save the Dream, a role he still holds.Read More