Gemma Mortensen

Executive Director,
Crisis Action

Gemma Mortensen has spent the past two and a half years with Crisis Action, previously as its UK Director. She played an integral role in developing the organization from a two-person office in London into one with international reach at the forefront of global advocacy. She has led Crisis Action’s international campaigns on Iran, Burma, and Gaza, and is currently leading Crisis Action’s work on Sudan.

Ms. Mortensen previously worked in human rights posts for the International Criminal Court, for the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York (UKMIS), and for the European Commission in Geneva and Sudan. She has significant media experience in print, radio, and TV, and has presented and produced radio documentaries for the BBC in Sudan, Russia and Pakistan.