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Concern Worldwide (UK) appoints new Executive Director

Global development charity Concern Worldwide (UK) has appointed Danny Harvey as its new Executive Director.

Danny Harvey, Concern Worldwide (UK)'s new Executive Director
Danny Harvey, Concern Worldwide (UK)'s new Executive Director

Danny has more than 20 years' experience in the humanitarian aid and development sector, working with a number of organisations, including Concern Worldwide across a number of countries including Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

She previously served at senior management level with Concern in Southeast Asia and southern Africa for over 10 years. In Timor-Leste, she worked to restore livelihoods after the independence vote and violence of 2002 and in Zambia, she contributed to strengthening the Scaling up Nutrition platform with evidence and advocacy.

Danny also spent five years as the organisation’s Global Equality Advisor, and retains a passion and commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

She said: 

I am delighted to be joining an organisation that I know so well and for which I have huge respect. I have seen first-hand how Concern provides a lifeline for vulnerable communities around the world, helping them find ways to build better, more secure futures. As I take up this new role, I hope that with the trust and confidence of our supporters and donors in the UK, we will continue to support Concern’s vital work transforming lives in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places.

Danny Harvey

Danny will begin her new role in November taking over from Rose Caldwell, who recently moved to Plan International UK after a decade as Concern’s UK Executive Director. During that time, Concern Worldwide (UK) refocused its strategy on tackling hunger and malnutrition and achieved its highest level of income of £34.4 million in 2017.

Donald Workman, Concern Worldwide (UK)’s Chair of Trustees, said: “Danny’s strong networking and leadership skills have seen her develop strategic and influential partnerships over the years. And together with her comprehensive humanitarian experience working in emergency and development situations, she has proven herself to be an effective advocate and authentic voice for the world's poorest and most vulnerable.”

Apoline Niyosenge is taught how to wash her hands properly by Concern community worker Abel Bamwisho, DRC. Photo: Pamela Tulizo

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