The ICRC in the UK and Ireland: Meet the team

06 December 2022

The ICRC in the UK and Ireland seeks to build support for its global humanitarian work and to further understanding of humanitarian law.

Find out more about the team below and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. Email to get in touch. 

Philip Spoerri – Head of Regional Delegation 

Philip oversees the ICRC's relationship with the UK and Ireland including all government, parliamentary, judicial, private and civil society interactions. The position has a particular focus on their role in situations of armed conflict, and other situations of violence, as well as their support of the ICRC in its worldwide operations. Prior to his London role, Philip held numerous senior positions within the ICRC as crisis manger and negotiator, as head of delegation in Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and as Permanent Observer for the ICRC to the United Nations in New York. From 2006 to 2014 he was Director of International Law and Cooperation on the ICRC's Executive Team in Geneva.

Krista Armstrong – Deputy Head of Delegation (interim)

Matthew MorrisHead of Communications

Ita Connolly – Head of Office, Northern Ireland

Jessica Fell and Rachael Cox – Head of Policy (job share)

Lucia Giavitto – Protection Coordinator 

Romy Danflous – Detention Team Leader

Daniel Tripp – Resource Mobilization Country Manager

Jessica Sallabank – Movement Adviser

Sophie Paul – Armed Forces Delegate

Linda Isabel Ngesa – Legal Coordinator 

Patrick Sherry – Head of Finance and Administration

Aris Magkoutis – HR Manager