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Executive Director

Marian Casey-Maslen has over 25 years of experience in humanitarian response and development work and has lived in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya working with NGOs and donor agencies on a wide range of sectoral issues. She has worked in a number of key humanitarian positions in Geneva, working across policy issues relating to accountability, climate change, disaster risk reduction, gender equality, protection, security, and psychosocial support. In 2012 she took up the position of Executive Director of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) and led the development of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, and contributed to the establishment of the CHS Alliance and the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative. For more information, see Marian's LinkedIn profile.

Director of Common Services: Capacity Bridging & Technology

FanMan Tsang was formerly the acting Country Director and Program Director for Translators without Borders in Bangladesh. Previous to that he was with Internews serving as the Humanitarian Director for South Sudan, as well as leading media development projects in Abyei and developing participatory responses to the Eastern Mediterranean refugee crisis.  Before he switched to humanitarian work he spent 15 years in broadcasting, mostly as a senior producer on the BBC’s prime time network news output. 

Director of Common Services: Innovation & Policy

Rosie Jackson has been working in humanitarian programming for 18 years in slow and rapid onset crises as well as complex emergencies. Her career has focused on expertise and policy leadership in food and economic security, vulnerability analysis and participation. She has lived in Romania, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Swaziland as a programme lead and as part of a decade in Save the Children's Humanitarian Technical Unit, has been on the ground in more than 25 crises in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East and Haiti. Rosie has been a thought leader in cash transfer policy and practice. She was critical in the formation of CaLP and has worked with UNHCR, UNOCHA, RCRC and INGOs on policy development since 2015. Rosie joins CDAC from FCDO where she was the Humanitarian Cash Policy Lead.

Head of Finance and Administration

After studying European Finance Judith Hall’s career started in the Travel Industry. This provided opportunities to work overseas which eventually led her to Africa where she spent time volunteering in eSwatini and then working with WWF in Cameroon’s remote Korup Forest. After a few years back in the UK working in commercial organisations and having a family, Judith found her way back to the non-profit sector where she headed Programme Finance and Internal Audit for several years at Internews Europe before joining CDAC Network as Head of Finance and Administration. 

Global Communications Advisor

Murray Garrard worked as a journalist in the UK, Australia, Asia and the Middle East before moving into the humanitarian sector. Prior to joining the CDAC Network, he headed communications teams for the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, CHS Alliance and the UK Mission to the UN.

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The CDAC Network is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations, dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication, information exchange and community engagement.

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