Dr Jane Cocking

Humanitarian Director, Oxfam, 
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Jane worked in anthropology and archaeology before moving to humanitarian and development management in 1989. She has worked for the Overseas Development Administration (now DFID) and Save the Children (UK), and has been with Oxfam GB since 1997.

Jane has extensive experience of responding to humanitarian crises including in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Between 2003 and 2005 she was Regional Programme Manager for Oxfam in Southern Africa, working particularly in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

She is now Humanitarian Director with particular responsibility for ensuring the quality of Oxfam GB's humanitarian work which amounts to around £60 million.