David Bryer is the former Chair of Oxfam International. He is also a Trustee of Save the Children. Previously he was a Senior Adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Switzerland, where he worked closely with the UN and the International Red Cross, and prior to that, as Director of Oxfam UK from 1992-2001. Dr Bryer is a member of the Court of Oxford Brookes University.  In 2006 he was a director of Oxfam USA.
"David Bryer became Chair of Home-Start International at the beginning of 2008. He has worked in the voluntary sector in the UK and internationally since 1975; he was Director of Oxfam GB, Chair of Oxfam International and sat on the board of Oxfam America. He is currently on the board of Save the Children UK and is a member of the Advisory Council of Wilton Park and the Council of Voluntary Service Overseas. Dr Bryer has a particular interest in the Middle East, where he lived and worked for some years. Dr Bryer was awarded the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G) in 1996."