Mike Penrose

Executive Director
Unicef UK

Mike is the Executive Director of Unicef UK, prior to this was CEO of Action Contre Le Faim in Paris and Global Humanitarian Director at Save the Children. Mike is an experienced senior leader with a well-established track record in the commercial, humanitarian and development sectors, with 24 years experience working in aid and development as well as risk, crisis and disaster management in more than 60 countries.

Mike’s experience of crisis and emergency response has included consultant deployments with UN WHO, Torino Winter Olympics and the UK Government Department For International Development Operations. Mike has also advised many large commercial organisations on how to operate effectively and ethically in fragile environments.