Francis has responsibility for delivering our International Programs, mainly in Pacific, South-East Asia, and critical humanitarian contexts like Afghanistan and Ukraine. In the Pacific we focus on child protection, health, early childhood education and climate adaptation. This is underpinned by a team of technical and humanitarian experts ensuring our work is evidence based, delivering impact to children in need.
Francis has been with Save the Children for 8 years, previously leading International Program Operations for Save the Children International – our global programming division delivering USD 1.2 billion in assistance in over 60 countries. Francis worked as the Head of Global Operational Support for Merlin (a UK based emergency health INGO), served as a Country Director for Medair in multiple contexts. Francis also worked for a UK based education start-up, Schools Plus Ltd. Francis started his career in a communications role to the UK Opposition Leader in Westminster and has a History degree from Cambridge University.