Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen

Humanitarian Director, Save the Children


Gareth has worked in the aid sector for 25 years. He joined Save the Children in 2002 as an emergency adviser and became Humanitarian Director in 2007. He has led our responses to every major emergency over the past decade, most notably the Iraq conflict, the Asian tsunami, Cyclone Nargis, Haiti, Pakistan, East Africa, Niger and the Philippines. He was awarded an OBE in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to emergency crisis response abroad.

Elrha is hosted by Save the Children, a registered charity in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570).

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