Lisa Reilly MSyl, has worked with the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) as Executive Director since 2011. She has over 16 years’ overseas experience in the development and humanitarian response sector, working in a variety of programme management roles in both Africa and Asia. Starting as an engineer, Lisa’s security knowledge comes from implementing programmes in various conflict and post-conflict countries.
In her current role, Lisa exercises overall responsibility for GISF, supporting the collaboration and exchange of information and best practice between members and the wider network of humanitarian security risk specialists, as well as liaising with and acting as a resource for UN agencies, academic institutions, donors, etc. The aim of GISF is to develop best practice for effective security risk management across the humanitarian and aid sector. (www.GISF.NGO)
Lisa’s work with GISF and her own therapy journey has led her to appreciate how staff mental health is an integral part of effective security risk management. She is a qualified counsellor and in her final year of advanced training (Level 7) for becoming a Transactional Analysis Therapist at the Berne Institute and now works with individuals and organisations to support well-being. (www.lisareilly.co.uk).
Lisa is also Co-Chair of the Inclusive Security, a Security Institute SIG and Winner of the 2020 Women in Security Awards, Contribution to Industry.