Independent UK Aid Spending Panel Welcomes New Commissioners

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact, an independent body tasked to review U.K. aid spending, has named three new commissioners.

John Githongo, Diana Good and Mark Foster are joining Graham Ward, who was appointed ICAI’s chief commissioner in October, to serve on the ICAI’s board.

Githongo currently heads the Inuka Kenya Trust, which promotes good governance, among others. He is a former member of the Kenyan government and director of Transparency International. Good is a part-time judge who chairs the Mary Ward Settlement, an adult education college in London. She specializes in investigations of corruption and corporate fraud.

Foster is the current head of Accenture’s Global Markets and Management Consulting office. He is also chair of the World Economic Forum’s global health advisory board and vice chair of the International Business Leaders Forum.

“It is crucial that we have credible, energetic, capable people, who can shine a light on the UK’s aid programs, which is why I am delighted at the appointment of this board,” U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell said in a statement.

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