Our Management Team

Our International Management Team (IMT) is responsible for the daily operations of War Child. The IMT is made up of managers representing our programme countries and key coordinating departments and is responsible for monitoring the overall performance of our organisation. 

Performance is measured against the goals and objectives set out in our 2025 global strategy and departmental annual plans. The team meets regularly to review the organisation’s performance against our set goals - and where there are deviations it draws up plans of action.  

The team also provides leadership and guidance to the entire organisation and proposes decisions on strategy, policy and budget to our Supervisory Board. The team is chaired by our managing director Tjipke Bergsma.  

Works Council 

Our vision is to provide everyone in the organisation with the means to shape our decision-making processes - something we are working towards through our Works Council. This body is made up of five to seven employees from across the entire global organisation.  

The Works Council serves to canvass opinion from everyone who works for War Child and share its findings with our Managing Director. It is also required to be involved and consulted in key governance issues - ensuring our staff are meaningfully consulted in our decision-making processes.