Mr Ian Vale

Regional Director, Save the Children, East and Southern Africa region

Ian Vale is the Regional Director for Save the Children, East and Southern Africa region. He has twenty years’ experience as a senior leader and specialist in the humanitarian and development sectors.
Prior to this appointment he was the Regional Operations Director before that the Senior Operations Advisor in East Africa. He has a proven track record of improving organisational, operations and team performance.  Ian has worked with Save the Children before and after transitioning providing organisational development support to country offices in West and East Africa for a number of years.
Before joining Save the Children, Ian managed humanitarian programs with International Medical Corps (IMC) in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and east Africa in Operations and Senior Management roles. He worked in their head office in the US as Deputy Director of Operations and established IMC UK in London. Subsequently, Ian achieved Masters in Change Agent Skills and Strategies. He trained as a coach and facilitator, specializing in strategy, leadership and change.  He worked as a management consultant with the Management Centre in London and with civil society and international NGOs with the Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) in Kenya.