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Staff leaders

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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.

UK Management Team

Daphne Jayasinghe

Head of Policy, Europe

Helen Stawski

Head of Policy, Europe

Khusbu Patel

 Director, Strategic Partnerships

Louise Riddick

 Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships, 

Melanie Ward

Interim Executive Director, UK

Peggy Walters

Communications Director, UK

Stephen Holyoak

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Europe

Zaheen Tariq

HR Operations Manager, Europe

 

IRC Staff Leadership Board

David Miliband

President and CEO

Ciaran Donnelly

Senior Vice President, Crisis Response, Recovery and Development

Hans Van de Weerd 

Vice President, Resettlement, Asylum and Integration and Acting Senior Vice President, Europe

Jeannie Annan

Chief Research and Innovation Officer 

Jennifer Sime

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

Madlin Sadler

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Oscar Raposo

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ricardo Castro 

General Counsel

Senior Leaders Group

Comprising the Leadership Board, plus:

Aaron Rippenkroeger

Resettlement, Asylum and Integration West Executive Director

Adnan Junaid

Country Director, Pakistan

Aissatou Balde

Country Director, Cote D’Ivoire

Alyoscia D'Onofrio

Vice President and Head of Technical Excellence

Anne Lieberman

Interim Vice President, USA Philanthropy

Aska Pickering

Deputy Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Avigail Ziv

Resettlement, Asylum and Integration East Executive Director

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

Interim Head of Diversity Equality & Inclusion 

Colin McIlreavy

Chief Safety and Security Officer

Elijah Okeyo

Country Director, Uganda

Elinor Raikes 

Vice President and Head of Programme Delivery, Crisis Response, Recovery and Development

Elizabeth Norman

Senior Director, Finance and Administration, Crisis Response, Recovery and Development

Ellen Beattie

Senior Director of Programme Quality, Resettlement, Asylum and Integration

Em Fackler

Chief Information Officer; Vice President, Technology and Operations

Imogen Sudbury

Director Policy & Advocacy Europe/Head of IRC Belgium

Isabella De Mattia

Senior Director, Business Operations & Analytics, External Relations 

Jennifer Sklar 

Interim head of Education Unit

Jonathan Beloe

Senior Director, Program Quality Support 

Judson Flanagan

Vice President, International Operations

Kate Moger

Regional Vice President, Great Lakes

Katherine Finn

Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Kristin Kim-Bart

Senior Director, Gender Equality

Kurt Tjossem

Regional Vice President, East Africa

Laura Kyrke Smith (on Maternity Leave)

Executive Director IRC UK 

Melanie Ward 

Interm Executive Director IRC UK

Marianne Aparicio 

Country Director, Colombia/Venezuela - Latin America

Marijana Simic 

Regional Director Resstlement Asylum and Integration, Europe

Martin Bratt

Chief Strategy Officer

Matias Meier

Country  Director, Lebanon - Middle East & North Africa

Megan Nobert 

Director of Safeguarding

Meghan Lopez

Regional Vice President, Latin America

Mesfin Teklu Tessema

 Senior Health Director

Mireille Cronin Mather

Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Naima Siddiqi

Senior Director, UK Finance & Operations

Nazanin Ash

Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy

Nick Jones-Bannister

Senior Director, Measurement 

Nicole Behnam

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

Nicole Walden

Senior Director, Strategy and Performance

Ourania Dionysiou

Vice President, International Philanthropy and Partnerships 

Patrick Poulin

Regional Director, Pacific West - Resstlement Asylum and Integration Programmes

Paul Taylor

Regional Vice President, West Africa

Phil Woollam

Vice President Mass Markets

Ralph Achenbach

Managing Director- Germany 

Rick Estridge

Global Controller

Robin Dunn Marcos

Senior Director, Resstlement Asylum and Integration Programming

Salma Ben Aissa

Country Director, Central African Republic

Sanna Johnson

Regional Vice President, Asia

Sarah Case

Senior Director, Policy and Planning 

Su’ad Jarbawi

Regional Vice President, Middle East & North Africa

Susan Ringler

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Tracy Reines

 Director, Atlantic-Central, Resstlement Asylum and Integration Programmes 

Wale Osofisan

Senior Director, Governance

Zain Haboo

Chief Mobilisation & Marketing Officer Communications