CEO of scan­dal-plagued char­ity to re­sign

The Southland Times - - World -

Ox­fam’s chief ex­ec­u­tive is to quit af­ter the char­ity’s cover-up of the Haiti sexual ex­ploita­tion scan­dal. Mark Goldring, 61, spoke of the ‘‘very pub­lic ex­po­sure of Ox­fam’s past fail­ings’’ as he said he would leave the global aid agency at the end of the year. He will not re­ceive a sev­er­ance pack­age. The Times dis­closed this year that seven se­nior Ox­fam staff work­ing in Haiti had been sacked or al­lowed to re­sign af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­le­ga­tions of pay­ing young women for sex, down­load­ing pornog­ra­phy, bul­ly­ing and in­tim­i­da­tion. Among those al­lowed to quit was the coun­try di­rec­tor Roland van Hauw­er­meiren, 68, who later ad­mit­ted that he had sex with a young Haitian woman af­ter giv­ing her fam­ily baby milk and nap­pies.

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