H2H Network appoints new Executive Director

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The H2H Network is delighted to announce Kim Scriven as its new Executive Director, following an extensive search. Kim takes over from Lars Peter Nissen, who acted as Interim Director until September 2021.

Kim is an experienced fund manager with expertise in humanitarian innovation and social investment. Most recently, he was responsible for the development and management of a funding mechanism jointly established by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to invest in capacities for local humanitarian response. Kim also previously led ELRHA’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund, where he oversaw a global portfolio of over 60 complex innovation projects. Earlier still, he worked in research, innovation and advocacy at ALNAP and Oxfam.

Kim said, “I am delighted to be joining H2H and a network of passionate and highly engaged organizations delivering change and improvement in the humanitarian system. I’m grateful for this opportunity to accompany the members, the team and the board as we embark on this journey together”.

Heba Aly, Chair of the Board said, “Kim brings an impressive record of achievement in fund management and humanitarian innovation, as well as a deep commitment to supporting system reform. We are excited by his vision for H2H and look forward to working with him to take the network to the next level.”

Kim’s arrival marks the beginning of an important new chapter for the network, aiming to take H2H’s innovative approach to the next level by developing and further engaging the membership, securing additional funding, and driving the strategic development of the H2H network.


H2H is an innovative network of over 60 independent, specialist humanitarian organizations, working to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action. We assess humanitarian crises to define the type of response needed. We then coordinate specific network members to quickly provide relevant services to the humanitarian crisis. The network’s services are freely and easily accessible to all responders. The H2H Network and its fund are supported by UK aid from the UK government. The network is hosted by the Danish Refugee Council. Learn more: h2hnetwork.org