Christopher Lockyear is Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), where he directs MSF's offices around the globe. Before this he was Director of Operations for Action Against Hunger, the leader of the global movement to end life-threatening hunger. Previously, he was Operations Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) where he was responsible for the strategy and implementation of MSF’s humanitarian response and staff in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Sudan, managing around 3000 people.
Chris started his humanitarian career in 2005 as a Water and Sanitation Engineer in Darfur, Sudan. Since then, he has lead operations across Africa and Asia including in Somalia, Pakistan, South Sudan, Chad, and the Philippines. He is interested in developing new strategies for relief programs, including how best to consult with beneficiary groups, techniques for negotiating humanitarian access in highly politicized settings, and how to most effectively manage large complex humanitarian operations.