Chris Cushing is an adviser to Open Briefing. Chris has 25 years’ experience in leading humanitarian action, human security strategies and high-level diplomatic initiatives for international aid organisations, the Red Cross, the United Nations, governments, academia and the private sector in over 60 countries. He has directed emergency humanitarian operations in 17 wars and two disasters. He is currently the director of innovation at the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation. Chris is a former officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.