Alistair Dutton appointed Sphere Project Interim Manager

21 March 2014 | Sphere Project

Alistair Dutton @ Holly Kellner

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The Sphere Project Board has appointed Alistair Dutton as the Project’s Interim Manager. Dutton will take over the position on April 1.

Dutton brings over 15 years of experience managing and coordinating relief and development programmes in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to the Sphere Project.

For the past five years, Dutton has been the Humanitarian Director of Caritas Internationalis. Previously, he was Head of the Humanitarian Programmes Unit for Africa at Christian Aid. He also held humanitarian posts with CAFOD, Catholic Relief Services and the Jesuit Refugee Service. In 2009 he was a member of the Sphere Project Board.

As Interim Manager, Dutton will be based at the Sphere Project office, which is hosted by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dutton began his humanitarian and development career in Nepal in the 90s, where he managed schools providing education to Bhutanese children in refugee camps. His experience includes managing large humanitarian responses to natural and political emergencies, providing strategic leadership and developing donor relations and fundraising strategies.

A British citizen, Dutton is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, UK. He speaks English and French.

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