About our executive director

About our executive director

Rose Caldwell is the executive director of Concern Worldwide (UK).

Rose Caldwell became executive director of Concern Worldwide (UK) in 2008. 

Under her leadership, Concern Worldwide (UK) has developed a focus on hunger and malnutrition, the tackling of which is at the heart of addressing extreme poverty. Driven by her experience of working overseas with Concern Worldwide in emergency contexts in Burundi and Zimbabwe, Rose is also committed to ensuring that the organisation plays a key role in responding to those who are worst affected by the increasing number and scale of humanitarian crises. 

A qualified chartered accountant by training, Rose has previously worked as a management consultant, the Finance Director of a mental health charity and as Assistant Director for the Refugee Housing Association.  Rose is currently on the Board of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and is Co-Chair of Reporting and Complaints safeguarding working group (a group with members from charities, the Department for International Development and the Charity Commission).

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  • Our mission is to permanently transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

  • When an emergency strikes we are among the first on the ground.

  • We go to the ends of earth to deliver aid where it's needed most.

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