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

How we're run

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

We’re a global movement building a world where no one dies from hunger.

Action Against Hunger UK is part of a worldwide network fighting life-threatening hunger.

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

Together, we’ve been building a better world since 1979. We work relentlessly to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year and create a world free from hunger.

We’re here with the tools, skills and know-how to get life-saving food to people who need it.

With unbeatable knowledge and unstoppable determination, whether in the UK or across the world, we’re taking action against hunger.

Meet our Executive Committee

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

Executive Director Jean-Michel Grand sitting at a desk

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.

Alison McNulty, Director of Operations

Alison McNulty has been Operations Director at Action Against Hunger UK since 2020. She brings a strong background in research, evaluation and strategy following a career in health and social care research, specialising in cancer, palliative care and bereavement support. She has worked in the humanitarian sector since 2010.

As a Director within the Action Against Hunger network, she manages expert teams who make our operations the best that they can be in order to have a world free from hunger. She leads teams whose expert work influences that of the whole sector; from influencing others in how to engage with communities to find what best works for them, through to shaping World Health Organisation guidelines.

Portrait of Will Morgan-Macleod, Action Against Hunger UK's Director of Fundraising and Communications

Will Morgan-Macleod, Director of Fundraising and Communications

Will joined Action Against Hunger in January 2024, bringing leadership experience from a range of senior roles at international and UK charities. He specialises in high value fundraising and strategic communications, and has a strong track record of building successful and highly motivated teams.

Director of Finance, IT and Administration, Jamal Uddin, sitting at a desk

Jamal Uddin, Director of Finance, IT and Administration

Jamal joined Action Against Hunger in September 2022. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the charity sector managing finance, IT and central services. He has expertise in developing finance business strategy, managing complex projects and develop shared services. He also brings a strong operational focus to deliver business outcomes, improve financial results and controls.

Maria Franklin, Director of Human Resources

Maria has been Director of Human Resources at Action Against Hunger UK since 2014. She started her career in Public Relations, before moving to the voluntary sector in 1993. Since then she has held a variety of HR and senior management roles in a number of UK based social care charities focussing on homelessness, mental health, children’s rights and services for those with disabilities, and volunteering.

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 has been Chair of our UK Board since 2006. He currently sits on Unigestion’s Group board and is the Chairman of Unigestion UK. He was previously 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.

Hewete Haileselassie

Hewete Haileselassie, trustee for Action Against Hunger.

Hewete is a former journalist and Communications Director. She spent 15 years at the BBC World Service where she held a variety of roles. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Hewete has sat on the steering committee for BBC’s Global Women in News group and was a Senior Journalist Team Manager on the 50:50 Equality Project.

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.

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.

Nicolas Sarkis

Nicolas Sarkis is the Founder and CEO of AlphaOne Partners LLP, a private investment firm based in London and Luxembourg. He was appointed as a Trustee of Action Against Hunger in 2012. After graduating with an MBA from ESSEC in France, he joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1993. He held various senior roles in the securities and wealth management businesses for over twelve years. He is the author of “Fear and Greed: Investment risks and opportunities in a turbulent world”, which was nominated for the Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year award.

Key reports and policies

Annual report

Global Impact Report 2022

Our Global Impact Report is a snapshot of our global network's work in 2022. It features progress stories, case studies, and information on our work in each country.

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.

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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

A mother with her smiling child supported by Project Vruddhi in India.

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.