Maggie Fleming

Director, Humanitarian Practice

Maggie Fleming is the Director for Humanitarian Practice within the Humanitarian Policy and Practice team at InterAction. Ms. Fleming is an experienced humanitarian leader with a demonstrated career in response and field management, as well as a background in policy work and as a donor.  She joined InterAction in October 2020.    

Prior to InterAction, Ms. Fleming worked for over a decade at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where she worked with the Emergency Unit, South Sudan country program, and in the Advocacy and Policy Unit. The majority of her time during that decade was spent with the Emergency Unit as the Director for Emergency Response Management, where she oversaw and managed numerous emergency responses. Prior to her role at IRC's headquarters office, Ms. Fleming served as part of the Emergency Team in various emergency contexts (Nigeria, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Syria, and Myanmar).  

Prior to IRC, Ms. Fleming also served with the former USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) as a Senate staffer on foreign policy, and with the non-governmental organization Medair. 

Ms. Fleming graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree of MSc in African Studies from the College of Humanities and Social Science in 2006. Ms. Fleming began her career as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the Peace Corps in Togo.