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Daniel leads a team of inspiring people at the UK aid-funded Centre for Disaster Protection, finding better ways to stop disasters devastating lives.

His professional background is as an actuary and development economist, and he has worked with more than 40 developing country governments on disaster risk finance in close collaboration with bilateral and multilateral development institutions, and the private insurance and reinsurance industry. An influential voice in the field of disaster risk finance, Daniel’s publications include the book Dull Disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference (Oxford University Press), co-authored with Professor Stefan Dercon.

He has a first class degree from Cambridge University in Mathematics in Computer Science and a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.