The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private humanitarian organisation, founded in 1956.

Danish Refugee Council is an umbrella organisation, including member organisations and volunteer groups. National or humanitarian organisations are eligible for the Danish Refugee Council. However, all member organisations must be non-political.

See member list

The Council

The Council is the Danish Refugee Council’s  highest authority. The Council includes the following:

  • Up to three representatives from each member organisation
  • Six representatives from volunteer groups and councelling entities cooperating with the Danish Refugee Council
  • The Danish Refugee Council’s Council

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has the overall responsibility for the overall management of the Danish Refugee Council. The Chair of the Executive Commitee is appointed by the Council.

See member list

The General Secretariat and the Executive Management Team

The executive management team of the Danish Refugee Council and the Secretary General are responsible for running the daily business. The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee.

Secretary General

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Charlotte Slente

Secretary General

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Executive Directors

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Anne Mette Barfod

Executive Director, Finance, Supply Chain & Risk

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Mads Egeskov Sørensen

Executive Director, People & Organisation

[email protected]
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Rikke Friis

Executive Director, Programme, Policy & External Relations

[email protected]
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Scott Tind Simmons

Executive Director, Operations - Africa & Americas

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Shanna Jensen

Executive Director, Operations - Europe, Asia & Middle East

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