Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children UK
I am the Chief Executive of Save the Children. I started my career with Oxfam as a policy adviser on southern Africa, a cause which has been close to my heart. I spent 15 years at Oxfam, rising through the ranks. In 1995 I went to Washington DC to set up Oxfam International, before returning in 1999 as Policy Director. In the early 2000s, I added campaigning and communications to my responsibilities and worked to build Oxfam as a global force. In 2004, I was recruited to No.10 by Tony Blair where I led efforts on poverty and climate change and was one of the driving forces behind the Make Poverty History campaign. I became Gordon Brown's strategic communications and campaigns director, helping to use new communications strategies to reach the British public on a range of issues from knife crime to climate change. I joined Save the Children to help save and transform the lives of millions of children through our life-saving work and to ensure that every child has a chance to fulfill their potential.
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