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Executive Director

Marian Casey-Maslen has over 20 year of experience in humanitarian response and development work. From 1993 to 2007, Marian lived in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya working with NGOs and donor agencies on a wide range of sectoral issues. In 2007, she joined the ACT Alliance in in Geneva working on policy issues including: accountability, climate change, disaster risk reduction, gender equality, security, and psychosocial support. In 2012 she took up the position of Executive Director of HAP International and contributed to the development of the Core Humanitarian Standard and the establishment of the CHS Alliance. With a health professional background, she has a Masters degree in Development Studies (Dublin) and a Masters in International Law in Armed Conflict (Geneva).

Senior Programme Manager

Angela Rouse joined the Network in November 2013. She has worked in the humanitarian sector since 2005, prior to which she worked in scientific research following an education in biology and public health. In her last role Angela was the Emergency Capacity Building Manager for CARE International, where she focused on accountability and staff development, and brings a rich experience of inter-agency collaboration across various initiatives, training design and delivery, and evaluative work. Angela has a strong programmatic background, having spent several years working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Kenya across various sectors, including primary health care, gender-based violence, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Finance and Administration

Mina Patel deals with the Network's finance and administration systems and comes with a wealth of experience from a multitude of roles, including working with Network Member Internews Europe in 2013-2014. Mina is an experienced credit controller, and bookkeeper with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Mina worked as a Post Office supervisor and Officer in charge from 2000 to 2012 and then transferred her accounting skills to bookkeeping and credit control.  She has worked as a freelance bookkeeper for various start-ups, charities and the private sector.  In the last two years she has been working for National Council of Civil Liberties and CDAC Network.

Innovation Adviser

Hannah Murphy's eclectic career began as a policy assistant for the Women’s Unit in the UK Cabinet Office. She retrained as a theatre for development practitioner in 2003, working mainly with refugees in Egypt, Palestine, Sudan and Europe on projects led by AusAid, British Red Cross and UNHCR. She also worked in communications for ActionAid and the Kartika Soekarno Foundation in Indonesia. She then took up career as a self-shooting TV journalist bringing to light stories of people affected by humanitarian crises or those suffering human rights abuses for BBC, Al Jazeera English, ITV and Channel 4. For six years now Hannah’s been supporting various organisations - the Commonwealth, DFID, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, OCHA, UNRWA, and UNDP – in different areas of communication, focusing on innovation, mainly around improving people’s rights to information and technology to enable greater participation and accountability. 

Communications Advisor

Murray Garrard has worked as a journalist in the UK, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and in communications for the UK government and for humanitarian organisations in Geneva. He has degrees in journalism, creative writing and development management, and is the CDAC Network's external communication lead.

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The CDAC Network is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations, dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication, information exchange and community engagement.

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