Andrew Harper
Director of the Division of Programme Support & Management

Andrew is the Director of the Division of Programme Support & Management with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. Prior to his current tasks, he led the Innovation Service in UNHCR and was leading and coordinating the international response to the Syrian Crisis in Jordan. Some of the main achievements included responding to, at the time, the largest refugee crisis in the world, the establishment of the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps, introducing biometric registration and the world’s largest biometric based refugee cash assistance programme. Before his assignment to Jordan, Andrew was Head of Desk for UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva, covering the Iraq Situation for six years as well as being the Emergency Focal Point for the Middle East and North Africa region for the Libyan Crisis in 2011. In 2013 he received the ANZAC Peace Prize and the Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award. Andrew is married with three young daughters.