Malcolm Ridout

Malcolm Ridout is currently a senior adviser in DFID. He recently concluded a secondment to the United Nations High level Task Force on Global Food Security, focusing on recurrent crisis and resilience. Other posts in DFID have included leading a policy team on growth and resilience,  Head of Directorate for Middle East, Asia and Humanitarian work, leading livelihoods work for DFID in southern Africa and policy work on social protection. Prior to joining DFID Malcolm spent 15 years working with NGOs, running country programmes in Africa and Asia, as well as overseeing regional humanitarian co-ordination.