Meet the President and CEO

David Morley is President and CEO of UNICEF Canada.

Mr. Morley’s extensive experience in international cooperation began when he volunteered with street children in Central America in the 1970s. Since then, he has worked in community development and humanitarian projects in the Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Brazil.

Prior to his appointment to UNICEF Canada, Mr. Morley served as President and CEO of Save the Children Canada, and before that as Executive Director of the Canadian section of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. He has also served as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship; on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation; as President of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation; as a mentor with the Trudeau Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Brazilian-based Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and is on the Advisory Board of McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development.

David Morley's writing on international issues has appeared in newspapers across Canada and around the world. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His most recent book, Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders, was published in Canada, South Korea and the United States, where it won a number of awards.