New Traidcraft appointment
INTERNATIONAL development charity T raidcraft has appointed Charlotte T imson as Director of International Development and Policy.
Her pr evious r oles include Countr y Director in Malawi for Christian Aid, leading global initiatives on behalf of the Fairtrade Foundation and overseeing global programmes, policy and advocacy focused ar ound young people as a Dir ector at Restless Development.
Charlotte T imson said: “I love the tangible way that T raidcraft works in alleviating pover ty, the directness of our work and the practical way we demonstrate that trade can be fair.
“These ar e inter esting times, as the role of the private sector in development is being recognised more fully and Traidcraft is ideally placed to play a par t.
“I’m really excited about what’s next for T raidcraft in ter ms of policy, pr ogrammes and social impact and can’t wait to get started.”
Mags Vaughan, Chief Executive of Traidcraft, said: “Charlotte will be a great asset to our team as it looks to build on recent successes, such as the campaign for a supermarket ombudsman.”
Charlotte will r eplace Paul Spray, who held the post for four years and retired in March 2014. Charlotte holds Masters degrees in Theology and Development Studies from Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies.