Shane Burke born in Ireland in 1975. Degree in Science from Trinity College, Dublin and Masters in Humanitarian Action from Uppsala University, Sweden. Also trained and worked as a policeman for 2 years in Ireland.
Began working in the humanitarian sector in 2002 in Angola with a focus on education. Also worked in education projects in Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka before joining the Jesuit development office of Eastern Africa in 2010. Later joined the JRS eastern Africa Regional office as a grants manager in 2016.