David Regan became CEO of Concern Worldwide in 2022, succeeding Dominic MacSorley, who had led the organisation since 2013. 

David started in Concern as volunteer civil engineer in Ethiopia from 1985 to 1987, setting up and overseeing a food for work program focused on soil conservation for 10,000 in Wolayta as well as overseeing a WASH program in the region.

He subsequently travelled to Ethiopia he completed a MSc in Information Technology and joined Accenture.

In the course of a 34-year career at Accenture he focused primarily on serving government clients.

Among other roles, he was the global lead of Accenture’s practice with Revenue (tax) agencies from 2010 until assuming the role of CEO with Concern.

David served many roles on the board of Concern from 1990 to 2010, including that of Chair and serving on the Concern US board.

He also acted as the sponsor of a large Accenture funded conservation agriculture program in Malawi from 2012 to 2018.

Concern CEO David Regan
David Regan in Concern Worldwide's Nairobi office. Photo: Shaloam Strooper / Concern Worldwide.

David combines deep experience in strategy consulting, technology implementation and operations with a long and passionate interest in Concern's work and governance.

"I am very privileged to take up the role of CEO at Concern Worldwide," said David.

"We at Concern make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people in areas where we are needed most. It brings me great joy to lead the wonderful teams across the globe undertaking this work. 

"It is also a position where I am acutely aware of the courage and fortitude of our teams on the ground, often in very fragile circumstances and the determination of our fundraising and support teams in enabling this work."

Concern CEO David Regan
"The mission of Concern to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without Concern is at the forefront of my mind as I embark on this role. Maximising the help we can deliver to those in need is an aspiration I know we all share."
David Regan - Concern CEO

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Our impact in 2021

17.8 M icon
17.8 M

people reached through our emergency response

11.4 M icon
11.4 M

people reached through our health interventions

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5.2 M

people reached through our livelihoods programmes

Aline Joyce Berabose and her mother Marie Ange Berabose at the Resurge Conference, 2018. Photo: Photocall Ireland.

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