Christa Rottensteiner was appointed as Chief of Mission of IOM UK in September 2022. Prior to this, she led IOM’s mission in Yemen for three years. Ms. Rottensteiner has over twenty years of experience in humanitarian response, development and migration management.

Before joining IOM, she held a range of leadership roles in the UK’s Department for International Development (now Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office), involving the management of large-scale programmes in contexts such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, and influencing policy on migration and post-conflict reconstruction.

Ms. Rottensteiner started her career with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the British Red Cross. A national of Austria, she speaks fluent German, English, French and Spanish, and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and an MA in Political Science.