President & CEO
American Refugee Committee
Daniel Wordsworth serves as president and 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. Daniel 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, Gujarat, Afghanistan, and Northern Uganda.
Prior to joining the American Refugee Committee, Daniel 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, Daniel has lived in China, India, Vietnam and Thailand. He has written for numerous publications on children and poverty. He started his career in the Royal Australian Navy.