Our Advisory Board

The Centre is supported by an independent Advisory Board that provides strategic and operational advice to OCHA management. Members serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis for indefinite terms. Below is more information about our current nine member Advisory Board.


Andrew Reiskind
Senior Vice President, Data Management, Data & Analytics, Mastercard


Bernard Kowatsch
Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator


Ed Happ
Executive Fellow, School of Information, University of Michigan


Jennifer Chan
Northwestern University, Affiliated Expert Faculty/Harvard Humanitarian Initiative


Kimberly Roberson
Chief of Section, Field Information and Coordination Support Section, UNHCR


Kirsten Gelsdorf
Director, Global Humanitarian Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia


Oliver Lacey-Hall
Head of Office, OCHA Jakarta


Simone Ross
Co-founder, Techonomy


Syed Raza
Senior Director, Data, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at the United Nations Foundation