Leigh Daynes

Leigh Daynes

Doctors of the World UK

Leigh is Executive Director of Doctors of the World UK, part of the international Médecins du Monde network.

Previously he was Director of Advocacy, Campaigns and Communications at international children's development charity Plan, and Head of Corporate External Affairs at the British Red Cross.

Leigh has worked extensively overseas, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, and at the Red Cross’s permanent observer mission to United Nation’s headquarters in New York.

He is a former Trustee of the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) and Chair of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network.


Clandestine boat wreck in Lampedusa
29 May 2015
Leigh Daynes explains why a permanent political solution is integral to ending Europe's largest migration crisis since World War II.