Leadership

Edward Rackley

Ed served in the Peace Corps in Zaire for 3 years until being evacuated during the country’s collapse in 1991. He then joined Doctors without Borders in southern Somalia where he helped establish an emergency surgery ward, as well as six feeding centers. Ed continued emergency relief work in Sudan’s civil war, and in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. He has since worked in dozens of conflict countries across Asia, Central America and Africa setting up and evaluating large-scale relief and reconstruction projects, demobilizing and reintegrating child soldiers, establishing human rights monitoring and reporting systems for a variety of partners. Ed holds a PhD in philosophy, and speaks English, French, Kikongo and Lingala. He lives in Washington, DC.

Katy Grant

Since the mid 1990s Katy has worked in conflict and post-conflict countries, in programme management and advocacy for human rights and refugee protection. She brought Cambodian refugees home after the end of the Khmer Rouge and helped repatriate displaced Afghans after the fall of the Taliban. She has worked in political and electoral rights, violence against women, and most recently in child protection in emergencies. Katy is a development and humanitarian assistance specialist (MSc), holds a certificate of law, and speaks English, French and Khmer. She currently lives in Kenya.

Chris Horwood

Chris started his aid career in the slums of Delhi teaching carpentry to youth. He spent the last 20 years providing emergency relief, community development and working to clear landmines in over 15 developing countries. He has worked with the United Nations, various governments and local organisations. Chris recently left the UN as a senior humanitarian analyst and is a development specialist (MSc), a secondary school teacher and boat-builder. He speaks English, French and Spanish and resides in Kenya.

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