Rose Caldwell

Plan International UK

Rose Caldwell has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles in the not for profit sector having spent that last 10 years as Executive Director of Concern Worldwide UK.

A qualified chartered accountant by training, Rose spent the first ten years of her career in the private sector.  However, her experience as a volunteer on Raleigh International in Zimbabwe and with Concern Worldwide in Burundi the 1990’s ignited a desire and commitment to working to address inequality and poverty. During her leadership at Concern, Rose increased the organisations resources available to tackle extreme poverty and brought to the forefront Concern Worldwide (UK)’s focus on hunger and malnutrition. 

Driven by her experience of working overseas with Concern Worldwide in emergency contexts, Rose also ensured that the organisation played a key role in responding to those who are worst affected by the increasing number and scale of humanitarian crises. 

Rose has previously worked as a management consultant, as the Finance Director of a mental health charity and as Assistant Director for the Refugee Housing Association.  Rose is currently on the Board of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and Chair of Trustees of the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT). Rose has three children and is actively involved in her community.

In September 2019, Rose became the CEO of Plan International UK.


9 December 2019
For 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, new research from Plan International UK looks at how we can support efforts to say no to the trafficking of girls and young women.
Board meeting
1 May 2019
Guidance to help trustees and board members play their part in driving up safeguarding standards and protecting people.
A boy in front of a tank carrying a plate of small fish
13 October 2015
This year's Global Hunger Index highlights the connection between conflict and instability and food security, and the need to urgently address the former in order to end world hunger.