Nigel joined Oxfam in January 2012 with almost twenty years' experience in the relief and development sector. He has worked for Action Contre la Faim, Tearfund and Christian Aid, moving from roles in engineering to management. He has been involved in a number of humanitarian responses, including the Great Lakes of Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Balkans, Sudan and South Sudan, countries affected by the Asian Tsunami and Haiti, among others.
He also acted as the focal point for disaster risk reduction in the 2011 revision of the SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. He is interested in issues of resilience, how to better enable the emergence of local capacity, and organisational learning and performance.
Nigel holds a MSc in Water and Sanitation Engineering from Cranfield University. He is a member of the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) steering group, and a trustee of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR).