Speaker’s Biographies: Ian Macleod

Ian Macleod is the Head of UK Disaster Reliefwhich is a new ministry area that started after the Somerset Levels flooding in 2014. It combines the BGEA Rapid Response Team of volunteer chaplains with a Samaritans Purse UK Disaster Assistance Relief Team. Ian joined Samaritans Purse in July 2004 from Cadbury Trebor Bassett, where he held various Senior Management roles in the Supply Chain, to develop the Operation Christmas Child programme in the UK. He led the 3 week deployment in Somerset and has since been building relationships with the Local Resilience Forums throughout the UK. In June 2014 he took part in a short deployment within the response of the USA team to flooding in Pensacola, Florida.

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