Mr Laurie Lee, CEO at CARE International UK, is the Interim Secretary General of CARE International as of January 2018. He joined CARE in August 2014, and was previously Director, Africa, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the Foundation’s team working on policy, advocacy and government relations in Africa. Prior to 2009, Laurie was a civil servant in the UK Government, mainly in the Department for International Development (DFID), in which his last position was Deputy Director and Head of the International Trade Department. From 2004 to 2006, Laurie served as Deputy Director and Foreign Policy Adviser on Africa at 10 Downing Street.
Mr Lee’s other experience includes working as DFID’s programme manager for Afghanistan and South Africa, and serving as a UK negotiator on African issues in the European Union.
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