Ida Nowers is the EU Whistleblowing Monitor, Law and Advocacy Manager. Ida joined WIN in 2019 as Law and Policy Coordinator working with WIN Members on initiatives and facilitating expertise exchange, as well as coordinating advocacy and projects. Her work currently focuses on the transposition and implementation of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing.
Ida was previously senior legal advisor at Europe’s first dedicated whistleblowing charity - Protect in the UK - where she provided legal advice and support to hundreds of whistleblowers, as well as guidance and consultancy to public and private organisations on developing robust whistleblowing systems. She runs the Monitor alongside her role at Transparency International Ireland where she oversees the development of several innovative whistleblowing resources including the Integrity at Work programme and a psychological support service for whistleblowers.
Ida graduated in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies where she specialised in Public International Law, EU & Human Rights, and Government and Politics of the Middle East. She also studied Collective Labour Relations and Law & the Technologies of the 21st Century at Kings College London. She began her career providing legal outreach and advocacy in the criminal and social justice field and working with human rights and drug policy NGOs in London and New York.