Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly

Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly

Head of education policy and advocacy
Save the Children

Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly is head of education policy and advocacy at Save the Children. Joseph leads Save the Children's policy development and influencing aimed at ensuring every child has the opportunity to access a quality education.

He is the chair of the Global Book Alliance, is a member of the Executive Committee of Education Cannot Wait and was a founding member of the board of the Global Partnership for Education and the inaugural chair of the board's Strategy and Policy Committee.

He also serves on the board of Send My Friend, the coalition of UK based NGOs and education unions working to ensure Britain is doing everything it can to deliver SDG4.


Children at Thep Mission School in Jonglei state, South Sudan benefit from DFID’s Education for All Programme
A new report from the International Development Committee sets out a plan for how the UK could help close the education funding gap, increase access to education and improve quality.
21 November 2017
This International Literacy Day, Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly, Head of Education Policy and Advocacy outlines how we can get more children around the world reading.
7 September 2016
Displaced children in DRC listen to their teacher
Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, Joseph highlights the opportunity to address education in crises.
20 May 2016