Director of Communications / Chief of Staff
Chris leads ActionAid’s communications work in the United States, running international communications projects on issues ranging from land and food rights to women’s rights and biofuels, across written, broadcast and social media channels.
His work on international poverty issues has been covered by media outlets around the world, including the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian, and in multiple languages.
In his role as Chief of Staff, he works closely with the Executive Director, making sure all areas of ActionAid USA’s program run smoothly.
Before moving to Washington D.C., Chris led communications for two of ActionAid’s international campaigns covering 40 countries from Rio de Janeiro. Prior to that, he led ActionAid’s media advocacy from the European Union hub in Brussels.
Chris has also worked in media relations for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and with former Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world on a climate change project at the Club of Madrid.
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