Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, has worked with GISF since 2011. She has over 16 years’ experience in the development and humanitarian response sector, working overseas in a variety of programme management roles in both Africa and Asia. Returning to the UK in 2009 Lisa took up a position with RedR as Security Trainer developing and implementing personal security and security management courses, as well as undertaking a number of short-term consultancy projects backstopping and evaluating humanitarian response programmes.
Starting as an engineer, Lisa’s security knowledge comes from implementing programmes in various conflict and post-conflict countries, subsequently enhanced through working with a variety of sector experts and on a number of research projects since her return to the UK.
In her current role, Lisa exercises overall responsibility for the GISF Secretariat, supporting the collaboration and exchange of information and best practice between GISF members and GISF’s wider network of humanitarian security risk specialists, as well as liaising with and acting as a resource for UN agencies, academic institutions, donors, etc., to develop appropriate policies and best practice in humanitarian security risk management.
Winner of the 2020 Women in Security Awards, Contribution to Industry.