Rob White joined the GICHD in January 2017. He is Deputy Head of Division, Standards and Operations, a Division which provides services and technical expertise on developing standards and increasing operational efficiency and effectiveness in mine action. The Division focuses on strengthening national capacities to enable greater ownership of mine action operations, in line with national and global strategic priorities.
Prior to joining GICHD, Rob White was working as Director of Development at a UK NGO. Rob White is a past Trustee and later CEO of UK mine action research NGO Find A Better Way and Chief Operating Officer of Iraqi NGO, IMCO. The majority of his mine action career was spent with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in various positions including many years as Director of Operations/Deputy Director with responsibility for managing MAG’s global operations. Before joining mine action Rob White had a ten year career in development management with the British Council.
Rob White has extensive experience in Mine Action developing and implementing strategies, structures and systems to improve operational performance, and has a MA degree in Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester.