Ibrahim, an Action Against Hunger community health worker, on his motorbike in Mali.

How we're run

We’re a global movement working towards a world free from hunger.

Action Against Hunger UK is part of a worldwide network fighting malnutrition.

We work alongside six other member organisations in France, Spain, Germany, USA, Canada and India. We also have an office in Italy.

Together as a network, we can help more malnourished children and their families build a better future.

Our work saves hundreds of thousands of lives each year. It creates hope for families around the world, but millions of malnourished children still need life-saving treatment and support.

To help us achieve our goals, every decision we make, whether in the UK or across the network, makes sure we’re delivering real, lasting change as soon as it’s needed and where it’s needed most.

Meet our Board of Trustees

Action Against Hunger UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who make sure we’re achieving our charitable aims and meeting all legal and statutory requirements.

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson, an Action Against Hunger UK trustee.

Paul has been Chair of our UK Board since 2006. He is currently CEO of the World Platinum Investment Council, the Senior Independent Director for AXA XL’s Insurance and Reinsurance Businesses and Director of AXA XL’s Global ICSE subsidiary.

Frances Pasteur

Frances Pasteur, an Action Against Hunger UK trustee.

Frances Pasteur has worked with us for many years and joined the charity in 1996 as a Nutrition and Food Security Officer in North Uganda. A public nutritionist and nutritional therapist, she’s currently Senior Nutrition Policy Advisor at Save The Children UK.

Nicolas Sarkis

Nicolas Sarkis, an Action Against Hunger UK trustee.

Nicolas Sarkis is the founder and CEO of AlphaOne Partners LLP, a private investment firm based in London and Luxembourg. Before this, he worked at Goldman Sachs in New York. Nicolas was appointed as a Trustee of Action Against Hunger in 2012.

Eleanor Garnier

Eleanor Garnier, Action Against Hunger trustee.

Eleanor is a Senior Policy Adviser at Deliveroo, the online food delivery platform. She previously worked as a journalist at the BBC, and was a Senior Political Correspondent between 2014-2019 appearing on flagship programmes like BBC One's 10 O'clock News.

Sanjay Dhiri

Sanjay Dhiri, an Action Against Hunger UK trustee.

Sanjay has 20 years of consulting experience at Bain & Company, and is a leader in Bain's consumer products practice. His previous roles include Economic Advisor at the UK Home Office and Strategy Advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme.

Jordan Winokur

Jordan Winokur, an Action Against Hunger trustee.

Jordan leads partnerships for Google Cloud’s telecom, media and entertainment enterprise customers in the UK and Ireland. She's passionate about supporting women in the STEM industries and is an active mentor and coach. Jordan became a trustee in 2020.

Tim Wright

Tim Wright, an Action Against Hunger trustee.

Tim became a trustee in 2011 and brings over thirty years’ experience as a business leader, advisor and entrepreneur. He currently advises several private equity firms and sits on the Board of insurance and technology businesses in the UK and North America.

Senior Management Team

Our Executive Director and four directors make up our Senior Management Team. They’re responsible for day-to-day decision making at the organisation and for managing our four departments.

Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director

Jean-Michel has been Executive Director of Action Against Hunger UK since 2003.  He started his career in the humanitarian sector in 1994 as a logistician during the Bosnian War and spent the following years working in humanitarian crises such as  Chechnya, Northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, Tajikistan, Malawi and Zimbabwe, mainly for Action Against Hunger.

Over the past two decades, Jean-Michel has dedicated his efforts to addressing child malnutrition around the world and helping communities affected by humanitarian disasters.

Other members of the Senior Management Team include:

  • Maria Franklin, Director of Human Resources
  • Charlotte Matier, Director of Fundraising and Communications
  • Alison McNulty, Director of Operations
  • Steve Notman, Director of Finance and Administration

Key reports and policies

Cover of Action Against Hunger's International Annual Report 2020.

Annual report

International Annual Report 2020

The International Annual Report 2020 outlines Action Against Hunger’s key activities, reach and achievements in all the countries where we work.

Action Against Hunger's International Safeguarding Policy.

Annual report

International safeguarding policy

This policy sets out Action Against Hunger’s commitment to protect everyone we come into contact with through our work, including children and at-risk adults.

Flash floods in Somalia.

Environmental policy

With the climate crisis having a huge affect on the communities we work with, we're committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

Read our policy
A child being screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger health centre in Mali.

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About us

A boy is screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Mali.

We’re an international charity committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and supporting their families to beat hunger.

Where your money goes

Muk collects bag of rice at an Action Against Hunger distribution centre in Bangladesh.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’re able to support 17 million people around the world.

What we stand for

An Action Against Hunger health worker in Mali.

We tackle the causes and effects of hunger in vulnerable communities – no matter what the circumstances.