Rose Caldwell
Rose is a qualified chartered accountant with 14 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. She has a wealth of experience in business and operational planning, finance and management. Whilst with Concern, Rose has worked in the field as an accountant and as assistant country director in Zimbabwe. Other assignments have been in Kosovo, Angola, Burundi and Rwanda. In November 2008, Rose was appointed executive director of Concern Worldwide (UK).

She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 after training with KPMG. She worked in the private sector as an internal auditor and then as a management consultant with BDO Stoy Hayward.

She was then appointed assistant director with Refugee Housing Association. There, she was responsible for business and operational planning, business improvement projects and performance management systems. Rose was previously director of finance for a Northern Irish charity which provided care and accommodation to people with mental illnesses and learning disabilities.

She is also trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and Vice Chair of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Associations

Entries by Rose Caldwell

The New Conservative Government Needs to Prioritise Ending the Injustice of Hunger

(5) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (00:00)

As the post-election dust settles and MPs start to move into their new offices in Whitehall, I want the Department for International Development (DFID) to prioritise the injustice of hunger and undernutrition; a leading cause of child mortality accounting for one-third of all deaths of children under five.


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We Need to Ensure Food Quality and Quantity If We Want to Tackle Hunger in All Its Forms

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2014 | (11:48)

This week the 2014 Global Hunger Index was published and the good news is that, overall, levels of hunger have decreased in the last nine years. So, does that mean we are winning the fight in reducing hunger for the world's poor? The answer is yes and no.

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World Refugee Day: Shameful That Tens of Thousands of Children in South Sudan Could Die From Lack of Food

(1) Comments | Posted 21 June 2014 | (00:00)

Almost a million people have been forced to leave their homes in South Sudan following months of violent conflict. Over one million are displaced and dispersed in hard to reach areas in the country, and over 350,000 more have fled South Sudan for refuge in neighbouring nations.


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Rwanda - 20 Years on From the Genocide

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (14:46)

In the immediate aftermath of the genocide it was hard for me, as a young accountant volunteering with Concern Worldwide in East Africa, to imagine that Rwanda would ever achieve the level of peace, stability and economic recovery that it has today.

On this important anniversary we should, of...

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Hunger and HIV and AIDS: The Forgotten Impact of Hunger on People Infected and Affected by HIV

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2013 | (10:21)

As we approach World AIDS Day it is vital to highlight that people who live with HIV and AIDS in the developing world need to receive more than just medicine. They need nutritious food as well.

We know that 97 per cent of the 7,000 people newly infected with HIV...

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World Hunger Day Highlights a Taxing Challenge for the Prime Minister

(1) Comments | Posted 23 May 2013 | (18:18)

David Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos at the beginning of the year that the priority for his chairmanship of the G8 would be tax transparency. Development agencies like Concern Worldwide have taken the Prime Minister at his word. In fact much of the campaigning by NGOs ahead...

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Enough Food for Everyone IF

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2013 | (12:08)

Every night one in eight people go to bed hungry; that's more than the population of Europe, Australia and America combined. In a world that produces enough food for everyone this is a scandal. In response to this scandal Concern Worldwide and over 100 other organisations came together last week...

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