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Humanity & Inclusion UK appoints Save the Children’s former Director of Global Policy, Advocacy and Research as Chief Executive

Press Statement | London, 24th March 2021, 9:00 GMT

George Graham, CEO, Humanity & Inclusion UKInternational 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 will begin 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.

“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,”

said George Graham.

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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About Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity & Inclusion is an independent international aid organization. It has been working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster for 39 years. Working alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions, and promoting respect for their dignity and basic rights. Since it was founded in 1982, Humanity & Inclusion has set up development programs in more than 60 countries and intervenes in numerous emergency situations. The network of eight national associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) works constantly to mobilize resources, jointly manage projects, and to increase the impact of the organization’s principles and actions. Humanity & Inclusion is one of six founding organizations of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 and the winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2011. Humanity & Inclusion acts and campaigns in places where “living in dignity” is no easy task.

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