About us

The organisation

DRC Danish Refugee Council is a private humanitarian organisation, founded in 1956.

The General Secretariat and the Executive Management Team

The executive management team of the Danish Refugee Council and the Secretary General are responsible for running DRC's daily affairs.

The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee.

Secretary General

Executive Directors

Rikke  Friis



Executive Director Programme, Policy & External Relations

Andrew Clarke



Interim Executive Director Finance, Supply Chain & Risk

Member organisations, the Council and the Executive Committee

Danish Refugee Council is an umbrella organisation, including member organisations and volunteer groups. National or humanitarian organisations are eligible for the Danish Refugee Council. However, all member organisations must be non-political.

See list of member organisations 

The Council is the Danish Refugee Council’s highest authority. The Council includes the following:

  • Up to three representatives from each member organisation
  • Six representatives from volunteer groups and counselling entities cooperating with Danish Refugee Council
  • The Danish Refugee Council’s Council

See annual meetings of the council

The Executive Committee has the overall responsibility for the overall management of the Danish Refugee Council. The Chair of the Executive Committee is appointed by the Council.

Read about the Executive Committee meetings in 2022 and see the members

You can also see the meetings from 2021 and 2020.

Find statutes in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Danish.

DRC Danish Refugee Council´s statutes

Certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard

Core Humanitarian Standard
Core Humanitarian Standard

Publishing on IATI

International Aid Transparency Initiative
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