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Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director, Mercy Corps in Europe

Harpinder (Pin) Collacott is the Executive Director for Mercy Corps Europe. Prior to joining Mercy Corps in October 2022, she was Chief Executive of Development Initiatives. She is Chair of SOS Children’s Villages UK, Vice-Chair of UK umbrella body, BOND, and until October 2022 a Board Trustee of WaterAid UK. Harpinder has a diverse background in development and international affairs. At Development Initiatives she championed bringing data and evidence into the policy space and working with partners around the world to tackle poverty, inequality and build resilience. Over the last 25 years, she has held a variety of roles including the Political Advisor to the Prosecutor with the War Crimes Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Human Rights Programme Officer for the Oak Foundation, and South Asia Researcher for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Harpinder holds an undergraduate from Cambridge University and a postgraduate in international relations from London School of Economics.