Speakers

Mark Cutts

Mark Cutts

Head of Office
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

Mark Cutts has thirty years of experience in humanitarian and development work. In 2014 he took up his current position as Head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Myanmar. From 2010 to 2013 he was OCHA’s Head of Office in Sudan. From 2007 to 2010 he was Senior Coordinator in OCHA’s Humanitarian Reform Unit and from 2004 to 2006 he was Chief of Field Response in OCHA’s Internal Displacement Division. Prior to joining OCHA, he served for eleven years with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), first as UNHCR’s Chief of Operations in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war and subsequently as Special Assistant to the High Commissioner. Prior to joining UNHCR, from 1986 to 1993, he worked for Save the Children (UK) on development programmes as well as emergency relief operations in a number of countries including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Somalia and Sudan.