Laurie Lee profile

Laurie Lee

CARE International UK

Laurie joined CARE International UK as chief executive in August 2014. He was previously Africa director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the foundation’s team working on policy, advocacy and government relations in Africa. Prior to 2008, Laurie was a civil servant in the UK government, mainly in the Department for International Development (DFID), in which his last position was deputy director and head of the International Trade Department. From 2004 to 2006 Laurie served as deputy director and foreign policy adviser on Africa to prime minister Tony Blair. Laurie’s other experience includes working as DFID’s programme manager for Afghanistan and South Africa, and serving as a UK negotiator on African issues in the European Union.


March 4 Women
24 February 2017
CARE International's #March4Women on Sunday 5 March will shine a spotlight on gender inequality and injustice.
A family in rural India
15 October 2015
In the first of three posts investigating the changing role of international development NGOs, Laurie Lee considers whether poor people living in developing countries still need financial support from the international community.

Conference sessions

Implement Session
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This session explores how digital can transform how an organisation works and impact on organisational strategy.



Tue, 03/21/2017 -
11:15 to 12:45
Inspire session
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Learn why and how businesses want to engage with you, and how to build effective corporate/NGO partnerships.



Tue, 03/21/2017 -
15:30 to 16:30