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Darren Welch

Posted 7th June 2019

Darren Welch is Director of Policy at the Department for International Development (DFID) and has a variety of experience in policy formulation, co-ordination and communication, especially in the field of development and international relations.

Prior to his current role, Darren held other positions at DFID, including Director of Strategy; Head of the Migration & Modern Slavery Department; Deputy Director of Syrian Refugee Resettlement; and Head of DFID Tanzania.

In a previous role at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Darren was responsible for promoting an EU trade agenda, including for the EU-US and EU-Japan trade negotiations.

Darren has also held senior management positions in global consulting organisation DAI, working on governance and economic reform.

Darren holds a Bachelors degree in Foreign Languages & Literatures, and a Masters in Public Administration.