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Fergus Drake /

Chief Executive Officer

Fergus has over two decades of experience delivering humanitarian and development programmes around the world.

Prior to Crown Agents he was Executive Director of Global Programmes at Save the Children where he led innovative, evidence-based programmes responding to the needs of over 20 million children across 60 countries spanning the humanitarian to development spectrum.

He has also worked at the centre of government, including roles with HM Treasury in the UK and embedded in the Government of Rwanda with Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative where he established a Co-ordination & Delivery Unit across Government. He has also led significant public sector change programmes for Deloitte in the UK and was Country Director for Tearfund’s Disaster Response Team in Liberia and East Africa.

When not at work, Fergus’ time is dedicated to his family, ferrying his four children to sporting fixtures and, when possible, hill walking. Fergus is passionate about transforming the lives of millions of people and leading Crown Agents on the next stage of its journey as a trusted global development partner.