Glyn Taylor, MA, has worked in a variety of headquarters and field positions, covering both aid policy and practice. Before joining Humanitarian Outcomes he worked as a deputy director and head of the advisory group for the UK Department for International Development's Humanitarian Operations Team. This was a key role within the DFID drive to reform the humanitarian system, with a particular emphasis on financing mechanisms and UK support to OCHA and the CERF. He acted as the DFID humanitarian advisor for Darfur through 2005 and 2006. In previous years Glyn has worked extensively through the UK Government's emergency roster, including: surge support for UN OCHA in 2004, heading the setup of the OCHA office in North Darfur in 2004; the setup of the DFID office in Afghanistan in late 2001 and field evaluations on behalf of DFID in Southern Africa and Liberia. Prior to this, he worked as country programme manager for Merlin in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.