Mike Thiedke joined Depaul UK as Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. Most recently he has held the position of Director of Public Engagement at children’s rights charity Plan International UK, and he has more than 13 years of experience in the third sector.
From 2009-13, he was International Head of Child Sponsorship & Supporter Care at ActionAid International. During that period, he served as International Director for Fundraising & Communications in London and as interim Executive Director for ActionAid USA in Washington DC.
Before that, Mike, who holds a doctorate in Children’s Rights and Intercultural Education, had a five-year career with the United Nations where his roles included being an advocate for young people as agents for change.