Brian Casey is an independent humanitarian consultant and the Project Manager for the Irish Consultation to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) based at University College Dublin (UCD).
Brian has over 15 years’ experience designing, managing and monitoring emergency programmes and has worked in over 20 disaster affected countries across a broad spectrum of natural and human made crises. He was formally the Head of Humanitarian Programmes with GOAL where he worked for 11 years and had overall responsibility for the organisation’s emergency operations.
As part of the Centre for Humanitarian Action in UCD, Brian is managing Ireland’s contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit. This is the first ever global study engaging informed and interested representatives from the Public, Private, NGO, Diaspora and Education sectors to critically analyse how aid is delivered and how it should be improved as part of the post-2016 agenda.
Separately, Brian advises INGO’s on how to establish humanitarian programmes efficiently and effectively; provides outsourced business development advice and lectures and trains nationally and internationally on the management and implementation of aid programmes in complex environments. He has spent much of the past 15 years living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
Brian holds a first class Master’s degree in Humanitarian Action from University College Dublin (UCD) and is an Adjunct Lecturer on the Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA) Programme in UCD. Prior to his involvement in the humanitarian sector, Brian worked as an accountant (CIMA qualified) in the media industry for 9 years and also holds a degree in Business and Finance.
Brian has an avid interest in current affairs, reading, meeting people and travel, as well as a number of sports, namely running, cycling and swimming. In his spare time he also enjoys ‘attempting’ to cook!