Daniela Drandić joined ICM in 2022. As Head of Advocacy and Communications, Daniela is responsible for ensuring that ICM achieves its strategic local and global advocacy and communications priorities, and contributes to the overall leadership of ICM as part of the Leadership Team.
Daniela has over 15 years of experience in civil society organisations advocating for improvements to maternity services, sexual and reproductive health and rights globally, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. She has conceived and led campaigns to raise awareness about human rights in childbirth and obstetric violence, collaborating with and leveraging experiences from colleagues globally. A participative leader, she has experience in strategic resource mobilisation and stakeholder coalition building. She has published numerous papers on quality in maternity services, and a book for pregnant families – Pregnant: Your Guide to the Next Twelve Months (available free online).
Daniela holds a master’s degree in Maternal and Infant Health from the University of Dundee and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from the University of Toronto.
Based In: Croatia
Home Country: Canada
Languages: English, Croatian, Italian and French