World Vision Thought Leaders
Social Norms and Behaviour Change Advisor

Dr Mirela Oprea

“I am fascinated by how change happens, and in my work seek to harness the science of behaviour change to end violence against children.”

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Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor and UN Representative

Lyndsay Hockin

"I draw on 10 years of working in some of the world's most fragile contexts, to advocate for children being left behind."

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Chief Field Operations Officer

Dr Jean Baptiste Kamate (JBK)

"My personal experiences of poverty and my desire for greater equality inform how I make decisions as I lead our global field operations."

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Disaster Management Strategy and Systems Director

Amos Doornbos

"Every day, I work on new approaches, new models, and new technology to enable people affected by crises to rebuild their own lives."

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Principal Natural Resources Advisor

Tony Rinaudo

"My lifelong passion is helping farmers and communities regenerate and protect vegetation and, as a result, the environment and their income."

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Regional Leader, Middle East and Eastern Europe Region

Eleanor Monbiot

"My service in the humanitarian and development sectors has been driven by my passion to see justice and opportunity for all."

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Director of Child Participation and Rights

Dr Patricio Cuevas-Parra

"As part of my role, I operationalise internal and external frameworks on children’s participation in order to contribute to global policy debates

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Global Lead for Disaster Management

Isabel Gomes

"After responding to crises in 18 countries over 25 years, I am more passionate than ever about alleviating suffering when disasters strike."

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Director of Global Campaigns

Elena Gaia

"Violence against children keeps me awake at night, and my passion to catalyse a movement to end it drives me as I lead our global campaigns."

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Partnership Leader – Advocacy and External Engagement

Dana Buzducea

"From social work in Romania to leading our global advocacy work, I have always been committed to ending injustices facing children."

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Technical Director, Urban Programming

Aline Rahbany

"I lead our urban programming globally, drawing on my development and humanitarian experience across the Middle East and Eastern Europe."

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Sr Director of External Engagement and Resource Development

Amanda Rives Argeñal

"My mission is to create real change for children through partnerships, increased resources, and joint advocacy."

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Morley

Andrew Morley has been President of World Vision International since February 2019, leading the organisation’s work across 100 countries with more

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Regional Security Director, Southern Africa

Johan Eldebo

In a world of ambiguity, locally informed context analysis helps us navigate the unknowns and safely reach the most vulnerable.”

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Senior Director for Sustainable Health

Dan Irvine

"After a career managing national programmes and setting global policy, I enjoy currently leading our global health and nutrition work."

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Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Marcus Frost

"Our supporters are vital to our work with vulnerable children, I am constantly inspired by them as I lead our fundraising and storytelling."

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