Mike Penrose is definitely one-of-a-kind. To many, including Simon Taylor, he’s something of a hero.
With a background in humanitarian aid, Mike has worked in most of the major humanitarian and conflict related crises since his first mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. This has included the management of response programmes in over 25 countries including Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Somalia. Mike also acts as a specialist trainer on hostage survival to several Governments and large corporations since being held hostage by Chechen Rebel Fighters during the 1996 conflict.
In his current role as Director for Emergency Programmes at Save The Children, Mike has led the way on disaster relief efforts for the recent floods in Pakistan and earthquakes in Indonesia as well as working to establish a Children’s Emergency Fund.