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UK Management Team

Andy Chaggar: Chief Executive Officer

Andy has over ten years of experience in eight disaster zones and is a co-founder of IDV.  As a former Project and Operations Manager he has managed thousands of volunteers and is also a survivor of the 2004 Asian tsunami.

Andy's professional, personal, and academic experience continually inform his actions as leader of IDV both at home and overseas. Read more »

Sarah Hughes: Head of Human Resources / Chair of Board

Sarah has worked in HR for 17 years and her experience covers the private, public and not for profit sectors. She is also a co-founder of IDV.

Sarah has experience of volunteering in four disaster zones, and combined with her background in recruitment, policy writing, employee relations issues, and health and safety, this makes her a critical IDV team member. Read more »

Emma Taylor: Media & Marketing Trustee

Emma began working in disaster response directly out of university and she is a co-founder of IDV.

Emma has worked in three disaster zones and has helped manage hundreds of volunteers. Emma was previously IDV's Head of Media & Marketing but is now Communications Manager at another charity. Despite this she remains an IDV trustee and frequently offers her expert advice on communications and fundraising. Read more »

Buffy Price: Trustee

Buffy currently works as a senior project manager at Amnesty International in London where she has worked since 2012. Prior to that she has had roles with the International Institute for Environment and Development, and the Animal Welfare Foundation and started out her career as an events organizer and political researcher for the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Buffy's far-reaching experiences in the third and public sector serve her well as an IDV trustee. Read more »

Dave Mills: Trustee

Dave Mills is a retired food technologist whose working life was spent in Food Quality Management.

His logical approach to problem solving and interest in travelling make him well suited to the role of IDV Trustee.


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Ben Smith: Trustee

Ben has worked with the voluntary sector for the last five years as a contracts manager for the local NHS Primary Care Trust and as a Policy Development Officer for Voluntary Action Leicestershire.

He currently provides support to health and social care focused VCS organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Ben's extensive experience guiding charities of all types is a great asset to IDV.

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