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Humanity & Inclusion UK appoints new Chief Executive

INTERNATIONAL NGO Humanity & Inclusion UK (HI UK) has appointed George Graham, former Director of Global Policy, Advocacy and Research at Save the Children, as its new Chief Executive.

As of March 22nd, George Graham began his new role at international disability NGO, HI UK.

Graham is responsible for leading HI UK’s dynamic team to deliver an ambitious UK strategy aligned with its vision and values.

George Graham said:

“I’m hugely excited to be joining Humanity and Inclusion UK as the new Chief Executive. This extraordinary movement has achieved so much, and Aleema Shivji has been wonderful in the role for many years – hers will be a very hard act to follow. I look forward to learning from my many inspiring colleagues and, together, working to make the biggest difference we can for disabled and vulnerable people around the world.”

Before joining HI, Graham spent thirteen years at Save the Children and five years at the International Rescue Committee, working on humanitarian response, programme quality, policy, advocacy and campaigns. He has worked in the Middle East, East Africa, India and the Balkans, and for many years led Save the Children’s humanitarian influencing work, including its global Stop the War on Children campaign.

Chair of HI UK’s trustees, Peter Burdin, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome George as our new Chief Executive. At this time of global crisis, Humanity and Inclusion’s work with vulnerable people around the world is more crucial than ever, and in George, we have the ideal person to lead us forward to achieve this.”

George is also a trustee of Conciliation Resources, an international organisation that works to stop violent conflict and create more peaceful societies. He holds a Masters’ degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

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