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Our governance

Action Against Hunger Governance

Our governance

Action Against Hunger is a global movement of people working towards a world without hunger. We believe that by working together we can help provide malnourished children and their families with healthier futures.

Action Against Hunger in the UK is part of that global organisation, which is made up of six sister organisations in the UK, France, the USA, Spain, India and Canada.

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of life-saving treatment and support. We believe that every child should have access to the basic nutritious food they need to survive, unlock their potential and build their own futures. And we believe our programmes will have a better impact if we collaborate closely, share human resources, logistics, technical expertise and capacity, and develop the best structures and systems to operate in a professional and transparent manner.


Our Board of Trustees

On a global level, we coordinate our activities and make joint decisions. In the UK, we are governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for ensuring that we are managed in line with our vision and mission, that we abide by our charitable objectives and that we are compliant with legal and statutory requirements. 

More about our Board of Trustees 


Executive Director and Senior Management Team

The Board of Trustees delegates the management and administration of the organisation to the Executive Director. Together with the Senior Management Team, the Executive Director is responsible for shaping and achieving our goals and for managing our five departments, which are:

  • Operations
  • Advocacy and Campaigning
  • Communications and Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

Safeguarding policies

Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights – enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Please take a look at our safeguarding policies:

Read our safeguarding policy

Read our child and young person safeguarding policy

Read our policy on protection from sexual abuse and exploitation

If you have any concerns, please contact Maria Eaton, our Lead Safeguarding Officer, on 020 8293 6195 or

You can also email

Environmental policy

Climate change is one of the biggest threats the world is facing at the moment. We have made a commitment to reduce our own impact on the environment.

Read our policy  


External audit

Our accounts are audited every year to ensure we are effectively using the funds entrusted to us by our partners, supporters and donors. Find out how we use the funds entrusted to us by our sponsors, supporters and donors.


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