New Traid­craft ap­point­ment

The Church of England - - News - By Amaris Cole

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.

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