Plan International UK appoints new chief executive

Plan International has appointed Rose Caldwell as its incoming chief executive from 2 September 2019.

Caldwell will join from Concern Worldwide (UK), where she has been executive director for the past 10 years.

She has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles across the sector, including finance director at a mental health charity and assistant director for the Refugee Housing Association.

She is also currently on the board of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and chair of trustees of the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT).

“I am thrilled to be joining Plan International UK at this time. The recent resurgence of interest in gender equality needs to be harnessed to permanently change the future for today’s children,” Caldwell said.

“Poverty and inequality disproportionately affect women and children and there is still much to be done if we are to ensure children’s and girls voices are heard and their rights realised. Plan International UK’s work on children’s rights and equality for girls is inspirational and I look forward to working with staff, the youth advisory panel, trustees, partners, supporters and the wider Plan organisation to create a fairer world.”

Rose will start her new role on 2 September, taking over from Tanya Barron who is retiring after six years in post.

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