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The International Rescue Committee’s staff leadership board and senior leaders group manage the strategy and implementation of the IRC’s humanitarian work worldwide.

Europe Senior Management

Hans Van de Weerd

Interim Senior Vice President, Europe. Vice President Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration

Melanie Ward

Interim Executive Director, UK

Naima Siddiqi

Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Europe 

Imogen Sudbery

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Europe, and Head of Brussels Office

Aska Pickering

Deputy Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Sigrun Danielsson

Director of Human Resources, Europe

Ralph Achenbach

Managing Director, Germany 

Therese Engstrom

Executive Director, Sweden

IRC Staff Leadership Board

David Miliband

President and CEO

Ciaran Donnelly

Senior Vice President, Crisis Response, Recovery and Development

Hans Van de Weerd 

Interim Senior Vice President, Europe

Jeannie Annan

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab

Jennifer Sime

Senior Vice President, Resettlement, Asylum and Integration; Awards Management Unit; Measurement

Oscar Raposo

Chief Financial Officer

Madlin Sadler

Chief Operating Officer

Ricardo Castro 

General Counsel

Senior Leaders Group

Comprising the Leadership Board, plus:

Aaron Rippenkroeger

Executive Director, Arizona

Adnan Junaid

Country Director, Pakistan

Aissatou Balde

Country Director, Cote D’Ivoire

Alyoscia D'Onofrio

Vice President and Head of Technical Excellence

Aska Pickering

Deputy Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Avigail Ziv

Executive Director, New York

Barri Shorey

Senior Director, Economic Recovery and Development

Bill Schaffrath

Senior Director, Internal Audit, Finance

Bob Kitchen

Vice President, Emergencies and Humanitarian Action

Brian Johnson

Chief Human Resources Officer 

Chris Honsberger

Chief Global Supply Chain Officer

Cica Dadjo

Diversity Equality & Inclusion Lead

Colin McIlreavy

Chief Safety and Security Officer

Deirdre O’Brien

Director, Internal Communications 

Elijah Okeyo

Country Director, Uganda

Elinor Raikes 

Vice President and Head of Programme Delivery

Ellen Beattie

Senior Director of Programme Quality, United States Programmes

Em Fackler

Chief Information Officer; Vice President, Technology and Operations

Hans Van de Weerd

Interim Senior Vice President Europe. Vice President, United States Programmes.

Isabella De Mattia

Senior Director, Business Operations & Analytics, External Relations 

Jeannie Annan

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab

Judson Flanagan

Vice President, International Operations

Kate Moger

Regional Vice President, Great Lakes

Kelly Moody

Vice President, U.S.A. Philanthropy

Kristin Kim-Bart

Senior Director, Gender Equality

Kurt Tjossem

Regional Vice President, East Africa

Martin Bratt

Chief Strategy Officer

Meghan Lopez

Regional Vice President, Latin America

Mesfin Teklu Tessema

 Senior Health Director

Mireille Cronin Mather

Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Nazanin Ash

Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy

Nicole Behnam

Senior Technical Director, Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU)

Nicole Walden

Senior Director, Strategy and Performance

Ourania Dionysiou

Vice President, International Development

Patrick Poulin

Acting Regional Director, Pacific West - United States Programs

Paul Taylor

Regional Vice President, West Africa

Phil Woollam

Vice President, Strategic Growth

Barri Shorey

Acting Senior Tech Director, ERD

Robin Dunn Marcos

Senior Director, Resettlement and Processing

Sanna Johnson

Regional Vice President, Asia

Sarah Smith

Senior Technical Director, Education

Susan Ringler

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Suzanne H. Ambrogetti

Senior Director, Global Opportunities

Su’ad Jarbawi

Regional Vice President, Middle East & North Africa

Thomas Gensemer

Interim Vice President, Communications

Tracy Reines

Regional Director, United States – Atlantic