After an extensive global search, Rushda Majeed has been appointed Chief Programme Officer of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. In this role, she will oversee our programmes worldwide. Rushda joins Neil van der Meer who was appointed Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of this year.
Frauke Thies will be the new Executive Director of think tank Agora Energiewende as of the 1st of July. The environmental scientist and MBA has been working in leadership positions in various organisations in the climate and energy sector for over ten years. Thies will lead the organisation as Executive Director together with current Agora Managing Director Markus Steigenberger. She will primarily work in Agora's Brussels office, strengthening the think tank's European work.
The Executive Board of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) has appointed Aminata Cairo as lector and Rosa te Velde as associate lector of the new Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts research group. This AHK-wide dual research group that will start on 1 August is being established by the Executive Board to accelerate research into social justice, inclusion and diversity in the arts. Social justice and diversity in the arts are topic that occupy a prominent place in arts education and in the professional field, and in the vision of the AHK they must also come to the fore more forcefully in research.
Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for gender equality and women’s health and rights, announced today that Dr. Maliha Khan has been appointed as the organization’s next President and CEO, effective April 4. Dr. Khan most recently served as Chief Programmes Officer of Malala Fund. She succeeds Kathleen Sherwin, who has served as Interim President and CEO for Women Deliver since June 2020.
Incoming Chair Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, alongside five inspiring gender equality leaders, brings new perspectives and expertise to Women Deliver Board of Directors
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BHF have appointed Claire Sadler, Marketing Director at Direct Line, as our Executive Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement.
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