Kath Abrahams has been announced to be joining the board of trustees ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty.

Kath joins ActionAid UK bringing 20 years of experience in the charity sector, specifically in fundraising, marketing and communications. She is currently Director of Engagement and Fundraising at Diabetes UK, and Vice Chair of The Institute of Fundraising.

As a mother of two girls, and formerly a leader with Girlguiding UK, she is passionate about the need to create a world where girls and women have increasing opportunities to lead and make a change.

Kath Abrahams announced as new trustee at ActionAid UK
Kath Abrahams

Kath Abrahams, on becoming an ActionAid trustee said:

“I feel hugely privileged to have been given the opportunity to join the Trustee Board at such an exciting time for Action Aid UK. I love the charity’s clear mission and the focus on the rights of women and girls as the best route to achieving change in the world.

“I am also very engaged by the plan to adopt feminist leadership principles to create an environment that brings out the best ideas from everyone. I am looking forward to meeting and learning from the team and playing my part to make sure that together we can have the greatest possible impact in the future.”

Kath will be joining the ActionAid UK board of trustees which is part of the ActionAid International Federation of development charities and recognised for its pioneering work on diversity and inclusion. With an annual income of nearly £200m globally, this Federation works in 43 countries, reaching thousands of communities and, most importantly, making a real difference to the lives of the world’s poorest women and girls.

Girish Menon, Chief Executive at ActionAid UK said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Kath to ActionAid UK. Her unwavering commitment to finding ways in which to engage and inspire people to give is essential in these uncertain times. Her experience will be vital in helping us successfully fundraise and empower others to make a change.”