General Secretary of DanChurchAid (DCA)
Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen has been the General Secretary of DanChurchAid (DCA) since the end of 2014. DCA is a leading Danish humanitarian and development NGO dedicated to helping the world’s poorest by saving lives, building resilient communities and fighting extreme inequality with a focus on humanitarian assistance, food security, private-sector co-operation, and international law. DCA operates in 19 countries and employs 900 people around the world, with an annual turnover of approximately €130 million.
Birgitte is Chair of the Board of ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance, an alliance of 142 members with a total annual budget of approx. €2,6 billion.
Birgitte has extensive executive management experience in international development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution as a top manager, administrator and facilitator. Furthermore, she has executive management
experience in Danish social services, pre-school, education, health, disability and social security. She has solid Board experience, having served as a member or chair of numerous Danish and international boards, think tanks, advisory groups, etc.