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Danny Sriskandarajah

Danny Sriskandarajah is the child of Tamil migrants who moved from Sri Lanka to Australia. Since receiving his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was the first Rhodes scholar from an Asian Immigrant background, he has had a distinguished career in the third sector.

This has included running CIVICUS, the Johannesburg-based alliance of civil society organisations, and being CEO of Oxfam GB, where he introduced a series of reforms to involve partner organisations and challenge fundraising orthodoxies. He has been a Trustee of Comic Relief, the Disasters Emergency Committee and the Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation, and has served on two United Nations high-level panels.

His opinion pieces have been published in newspapers in more than 30 countries, and he regularly appears on broadcast media, including programmes such as the BBC's Today programme, Hard Talk and Question Time. He has spoken at over 500 events in some 70 countries, including at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings at Davos, and committees of both Houses of the UK Parliament.

In January 2024 he became the CEO of the New Economics Foundation, the progressive think tank. He tweets @dhnnjyn

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