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Charity tackling poverty with renewable energy appoints new CEO

RENEWABLE World, a UK-based charity dedicated to tackling poverty through renewable energy, welcomes Phil Brown as their new Chief Executive.

Phil brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and technical roles in the public and private sector – most recently as a senior advisor in PwC’s international development practice. From 2002 to 2015 Phil worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID). His most recent position there was the Senior Regional Trade and Economic Integration for Southern Africa. Before leaving the government in 2016, he led a department in UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to increase exports and investment in innovative technologies and venture capital.

Phil said:

“I am privileged and incredibly excited to lead Renewable World.  With the climate emergency and COVID-19 hitting the lives of the poorest hardest, I believe we have the opportunity and imperative to increase our impact.

“Renewable World’s income has doubled in the last two years, and we are on track to provide affordable and accessible clean energy to over 100,000 people by the end of 2022.

“Tackling poverty has been my passion and profession for most of my life, and reducing my own carbon impact has dictated life choices in recent years. I feel a moral imperative to bring these two together to deliver real, lasting change.”

Phil’s appointment brings the total number of staff to 30 across Renewable World’s offices in the UK, Nepal and Kenya

Neil Pinto, Chair of Trustees, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Phil to the Renewable World family as our new CEO. Phil brings vitality and passion to help us achieve our goals and objectives. He has experience of working in the developing world and an understanding of the issues and challenges that are faced by many people in Africa and Asia.”

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