Christian Aid appoints Amanda Khozi Mukwashi as new Chief Executive

Christian Aid is delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Khozi Mukwashi as Chief Executive.

Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience, extensive knowledge and expertise in working to alleviate poverty, injustice and inequality, with a special focus on women’s leadership, civic engagement and volunteering. Her most recent appointment was as the Chief of Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation for the United Nations Volunteer Programme, based in Germany, a post she has held since December 2012. Prior to this she was the Director of Policy for VSO International, based in London, where she was responsible for programme policy and programme effectiveness across the whole federation and VSO global. She has also served as Head of External Relations and Head of Programmes at Skillshare International UK as well as Women in Business Coordinator at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa in Lusaka where she began her career in international development. Amanda has a Master’s degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, and a Bachelor of Laws degree, from the University of Zambia.

Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Trustees, comments that ‘Amanda comes with very special qualifications and aptitude for this enormous and exhilarating position. We are delighted to announce this appointment and look forward to welcoming Amanda.’

Amanda says ‘I am humbled and absolutely thrilled to be joining such a family as Christian Aid.  Christian Aid represents to me, much of the goodness found in humanity.’

We look forward to welcoming Amanda to Christian Aid in April 2018.

Joe Ware

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