Sinead Rowan

Deputy Programme Director, Fund Management, International Rescue Committee

Sinead joined the What Works 2 team in November 2021 and serves as a core member of the Programme’s Leadership Team for overall programme delivery; and leads on the fund management approach ensuring the design and allocation of funds to project partners is in line with feminist grant-making and feminist partnership principles of the programme. A public health professional with 20 years’ experience in the international development sector, Sinead has led the implementation of large-scale interventions focused on women’s rights, reproductive health and health systems strengthening in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Sinead is passionate about working on programmes protecting the rights of women and girls and recognises that a feminist approach requires constant listening, learning, and evolving and is committed to applying feminist leadership principles in all our ways of working.