Christine Allen

Christine Allen


Christine Allen became the director of CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) in March 2019.  

Previously, she had been the director of policy and public affairs for Christian Aid since 2012. As a senior leader and high-profile representative for the organisation, she lobbied and influenced political and private sector leaders on significant policy changes on tax justice and climate justice, led senior-level external relations for CEO and other departments, held leadership roles on global and UK bodies, as well as supporting Trusts, Foundations and Major Donors initiatives.  

Previously she was executive director of Progressio (2001-2012) and worked for ten years in the area of housing, poverty and social exclusion in the UK as head of public affairs at the National Housing Federation and education department coordinator at Catholic Housing Aid Society.

Conference sessions

Connect strand

Experts explore the practical steps we need to take to solve the most pressing challenges of our time. 



Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:15 to 12:45
Connect strand

Sector leaders discuss how they're facing environment and development challenges head on within their own organisations, in the political sphere and through new types of partnerships.



Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:15 to 12:45

In this session, three speakers from large agencies will look at the implications of recent news stories for how we work and what needs to change.



Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:45 to 14:45