Angus Urquhart

Angus Urquhart, Director of Global Peacebuilding Unit, International Alert
Director of Global Peacebuilding Unit

Angus joined International Alert in November 2023 as Director of the organisation’s Global Peacebuilding Unit. In this role, he leads our international policy work on priority peacebuilding themes – gender, conflict sensitivity, climate change, peace economies and peace integration – supporting policymakers and practitioners from civil society and government to develop more effective approaches to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

His work also focuses on engaging actors outside of the peacebuilding sphere, from the development, humanitarian and private sectors, to encourage more conflict sensitive and peace positive programming and investment in fragile settings. Angus has more than twenty years’ experience working on humanitarian, peacebuilding and development policy and research. Prior to joining Alert, he led Development Initiatives’ Crisis and Humanitarian Programme and has previously worked as a consultant and for an INGO, leading projects on human security and peacebuilding.