Justin Forsyth is the new CEO of Save the Children UK.
Prior to this appointment, he worked for the Blair and Gordon administrations as special adviser focusing on international development. He also co-founded Oxfam and helped spearhead the “Make Poverty History” campaign.
“We are delighted Justin has come to join the team,” said Save the Children Executive Chairman Alan Parker in a press release. “He brings enormous experience and commitment and I have no doubt he will make a real contribution to driving the organisation forward.”
Forsyth said he was “excited” to join Save the Children as it intensified efforts to help save 5 million lives per year over the next five years.
“We can – and must – stop these needless deaths, and ensure that every child gets a chance in life, wherever they are born in the world,” he said.