Head of Amnesty International’s
Iverna is the Head of Amnesty International’s (AI) European Institutions Office, heading up the organisation’s work towards the European Union and the Council of Europe. She sits on the European Board of Transparency International, and is also on the Advisory Panel to the EU’s Agency on Fundamental Rights. Iverna has been with AI since 2012. In 2009 Iverna left a managerial position in the private sector to pursue a career in human rights. Before joining Amnesty, she worked as a legal researcher for the United Nations Committee on ending all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), she also worked as a human rights desk officer with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s graduate programme. She holds an LL.M from the European Law School of the University of Maastricht where she studied international and regional human rights law, and a B.A. in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin.