Background: Jack brings to the RedR Board more than forty years experience of Government service, across the widest spectrum, from remote and challenging field settings to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Brussels and Geneva. Jack's range of experience includes remote atoll development, responding to natural and man made disasters and grappling with the humanitarian response to complex conflicts. He has extensive background in front line emergency and humanitarian management in South and South-East Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific; and shares with his generation a lively recall of the ground lessons to be learned from the Balkans conflicts. Jack combines deep field experience with equally seasoned familiarity with Government and the workings of international bodies and networks.
Areas of interest: International humanitarian response and how it works, not just institutionally but through cross-cutting and interlocking networks of personal contacts. His interests include cycling, choir singing and walking in the Jura.