Director Child Abuse Programme


Brigette De Lay joined Oak Foundation in 2012 as a Programme Officer for the Child Abuse Programme. She was promoted to Director of the Child Abuse Programme in 2017.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Brigette worked as a staff member and independent consultant with various organisations, including UNICEF, the US Government, and several non-profits. From 2009-2012, she served as UNICEF's West and Central Africa Regional Office technical advisor on child protection systems, leading a 22 country Sub-Saharan African initiative. Other career highlights include establishing and coordinating the interagency Child Protection Working Group; developing and managing a national de-institutionalisation program in post-genocide Rwanda; and promoting child friendly legal aid in Africa, the US and beyond.


Brigette has a Master’s of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, United States and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law Chicago, United States, where she was a Child Law Fellow. She is married to a wonderful man, Mark, and has two lovely boys, Ben and Gus. She loves the outdoors, jazz and spending time with family and friends.



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