Saleh Saeed has over 20 years of successful experience providing strategic leadership in creative and challenging situations.
Saleh is the CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee which unites the 14 leading UK aid agencies in their efforts to finance relief for people suffering major disasters in poorer countries and improving standards in the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Saleh also led Islamic Relief as CEO for four years through a major period of growth and organisational change. During this time he was ultimately responsible for 1,500 staff based in 24 countries and oversaw an increase in income of 45% from £48m to £70m. He also played a leading role in Islamic Relief’s responses to disasters, including those in Gaza, Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa.
Prior to working in the development sector, Saleh led in the management of major digital inclusion projects, working with the Microsoft-backed Black Country Consortium and for Sandwell Council.
In 2013 Saleh was awarded an OBE for services to humanitarian work.
Saleh is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts (RSA) and also board member on several local and national charity boards.
Saleh was also presented with an Outstanding Community Champion Award, in recognition of voluntary work in the community.
He has a variety of expertise including NGO governance, organisational development, project & programmes management, marketing and fundraising at a international level.