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Humanity & Inclusion UK CEO moving to new role with Comic Relief

Press release | London, 11th September 2020, 12:00 GMT

After 15 years at Humanity & Inclusion, including more than 8 years at Humanity & Inclusion UK as CEO, Aleema Shivji will be moving on. It is with mixed feelings that Humanity & Inclusion announces that Aleema will be leaving Humanity & Inclusion UK to take up the role of Executive Director of Impact and Investment at Comic Relief, where she will be in charge of their Social Change Strategy, their grants portfolio and institutional partnerships.

The incredible work undertaken by Aleema in the last 8 years has seen Humanity & Inclusion UK grow in every area going from a small organisation to having today a turnover of £12.5M. Humanity & Inclusion UK is now an actor on the main stage when it comes to the inclusion of people with disabilities in areas of poverty and conflict. This is due to the drive shown by Aleema who we are proud to have had as our CEO for the past 8 Years.  We congratulate Comic Relief on an excellent placement and know that Aleema will continue to be a force for humanitarian causes.

The whole team at Humanity & Inclusion UK, our federal colleagues as well as our trustees will miss Aleema, however we now look forward into a future where we continue to drive forward, implementing the strategies we have worked on with Aleema and also bringing in new thoughts and ideas that can be incorporated into the continuing success and innovative spirit that now embodies Humanity & Inclusion UK.

Our Chairman Peter Burdin and Manuel Patrouillard, Federal Executive Director have already started work on recruiting a successor who we look forward to welcoming to the Humanity & Inclusion UK family.


- Comic Relief's press release available here

About Humanity & Inclusion

Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion is an international NGO working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. With donor support, we work tirelessly alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable groups to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. In 2019, through 441 projects in 61 countries, our donors provided direct support to 2.8 million people.

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