Picture of Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council in front of a brickwallNick is the CEO of the Irish Refugee Council and is responsible for operational management, fundraising, advocacy and policy development, media and day to day governance. Nick reports to our Board of Directors

Prior to his appointment as CEO in October 2016, Nick managed ‘Integrity at Work’, an initiative of Transparency International Ireland promoting supportive working environments for whistleblowers. Nick has also managed Amnesty International Ireland’s work on economic, social and cultural rights, was Legal Officer with the IRC Independent Law Centre from 2011-2014 and also worked with the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland on the criminalisation of forced labour. Prior to coming to Ireland he was a legal representative for people seeking asylum with the Refugee Legal Centre in London from 2004-2010, during which he took a sabbatical and was Legal Officer with Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia.

Nick graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA and Brussels School of International Studies with an MA. Nick was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2015. In his spare time he likes reading, music, football, cricket and, when he gets the chance, surfing out west.

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