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Kyle Ward

Board candidate
Prangins, Switzerland

Relevant experience and qualifications

I have held roles with high levels of financial management responsibility both inside the United Nations and outside for 40 years. My experience with budgeting and ensuring accountability is particularly relevant, as well as in setting and implementing organisational strategies. I am also experienced in transformational change management, building strong teams and driving improvements in processes focused on maintaining high standards of service. Since retiring from the UN, I have worked closely with Amnesty International’s board and understand its vital leadership role for the ongoing growth and viability of the organisation. I am confident that my skills and experience will be useful here.

Candidate statement

A member of UNFCU for 30 years, I have watched as it has grown and developed its services designed with the needs of UN staff, including myself, in mind. I have always felt fortunate to have access to such a friendly and member-focused financial institution, which stands in sharp contrast to the service I have encountered with large banks. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth and development of UNFCU. Working closely with the Board of Amnesty International, I have seen first-hand the important role the board plays in guiding the organisation and oversight of its strategic direction, and I believe I can assist UNFCU in this essential endeavour.

Employment information

United Nations experience

Current grade level: Retired

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Chief of Programme Support and Management Services

UN Compensation Commission
Executive Officer & Chief of Claims Payment

Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Administrative Management Officer

UN Border Relief Operation
Chief of Administration and Finance

UN Border Relief Operation
Field Administrative Officer

Non-UN experience

Amnesty International
Deputy Secretary General

Catholic Relief Services
Field Director

Catholic Relief Services
Refugee Projects Supervisor

General Manager


American Graduate School of International Management
Master of International Management, with Distinction

Georgetown University
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service

Knox College / Universidad de Barcelona
Certificate in Spanish Language, Culture and History

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