Helen Alderson

Helen Alderson

Independent Board Member

Helen Alderson has more than 30 years’ experience in the humanitarian and public health sectors.

Helen currently serves on the Board of the Humanitarian Finance Forum, the Board of Legal Action Worldwide and the Advisory Board of the University of Geneva’s Executive Programme in Strategic Philanthropy.  She is also a Senior Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and a mentor in the Global Thinkers Forum mentorship programme.

The vast part of her career has been with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) where she served on the Executive Board (Directorate) and held leadership positions in London, Geneva, Tel Aviv, Kuwait, Bangkok and Manila. Her areas of work include humanitarian diplomacy, financing, protection, partnerships.

She has also served as CEO of the World Heart Federation and as senior ESG Analyst for the Ethos Investment Foundation for Sustainable Development.

Helen is based in Geneva, Switzerland.