Our staff and board

  • Our staff includes medical professionals who are able to provide and support health services in emergency situations.

    Our staff includes medical professionals who are able to provide and support health services in emergency situations.
  • Carolyn Makinson, Executive Director, IRC-UK

    Carolyn Makinson, Executive Director, IRC-UK
  • Sir John Holmes, Co-Chairman, IRC-UK Board of Trustees

    Sir John Holmes, Co-Chairman, IRC-UK Board of Trustees
  • Our staff work directly with communities affected by conflict and disaster, enabling us to create programmes that work for them.

    Our staff work directly with communities affected by conflict and disaster, enabling us to create programmes that work for them.
  • By training community leaders the impact of our staff's work is extended across whole populations.

    By training community leaders the impact of our staff's work is extended across whole populations.
  • IRC staff are trained to understand the needs of individuals in challenging situations and to communicate with them effectively.

    IRC staff are trained to understand the needs of individuals in challenging situations and to communicate with them effectively.
  • Our staff bring a range of technical skills - from water and sanitation to construction - to communities that need them most.

    Our staff bring a range of technical skills - from water and sanitation to construction - to communities that need them most.

In the UK, the International Rescue Committee is governed by a board of trustees who have volunteered their time to support us in our mission to help people affected by natural disaster and conflict.

UK senior management

Carolyn Makinson
Executive Director

Eleanor Dougoud
Director of International Programmes

Rachel Hewitt
Director of Finance

Stefanie Pfeil
Director of External Relations

Sanj Srikanthan
Emergency Field Director

Selena Victor
Director of Policy and Advocacy 

UK board of trustees

Sir John Holmes GCVO, KBE, CMG (co-chair)

George Biddle

Glenda Burkhart

Francois-Xavier de Mallmann

Susan Gibson

Kathleen O'Donovan

Iliane Ogilvie Thompson

Dylan Pereira

Richard Sharp

Diane G Simpson

Jake Ulrich

Jeremy Carver CBE, Honorary Counsellor

US senior management

David Miliband
President and CEO

George Biddle
Executive Vice President

Sarah O'Hagan and Thomas Schick
Co-Chairs, Boad of Directors

Glenda Burkhart and Scott Pelley
Co-Chairs, Overseers

European leadership

Nathalie Stiennon
Managing Director, IRC Belgium

Women's Refugee Commission

Sarah Costa
Executive Director


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