Liz Twyford

Head of Sports Programmes, UNICEF UK

Liz Twyford is Head of Sports Programmes at UNICEF UK. Liz has worked on a number of high profile projects during her time at UNICEF including the development of the social legacy programmes for both London 2012’s International Inspiration & the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Liz has also played a key part in driving improved safeguarding practices across the sports industry.

Prior to joining UNICEF, Liz spent many years in the development field, living and working for more than 2 years in Bhutan where she supported Save the Children’s community sport work, and for a year in Cameroon, supporting sport for development programmes in the Northwest province. She has worked in more than 10 countries over the past 8 years, with a focus on supporting community mobilisation and volunteering.

Liz has Masters degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge, where she represented the university in cricket. She also has a Masters in Development Management from the Open University