Daniel Wordsworth serves as President & CEO of the American Refugee Committee, an international humanitarian aid agency that works with refugees around the world to help them take back control of their lives. During his tenure the organization has expanded its programming into Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Syria. In 2012 the organization was awarded the Peter F. Drucker award for Non-Profit Innovation in recognition of its work with the Somali Diaspora
globally. Wordsworth joined the American Refugee Committee in 2009, after 12 years with the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), where he most recently served as Vice President of the Asia Region, based in Thailand. During his tenure, he built the foundation of CCF’s emergency response programs in East Timor, Sierra Leone, India
, Afghanistan, and Northern Uganda. Prior to joining the American Refugee Committee, Wordsworth led a team engaged in for-profit business start-ups in China. He has also lived and worked with the urban
poor in Australia and Hong Kong. Over the last 15 years, Wordsworth has lived in China, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. He has written numerous publications on children and poverty
. He started his career in the Royal Australian Navy.