Kisty McNeill profile

Kirsty McNeill

28 May 2015

Kirsty McNeill is Save the Children's new Campaigns Director, leading campaigns across development, humanitarian and UK poverty.

Previously, she founded ThembahHQ and advised the senior leadership of some of the world's leading charities. Clients included ActionAid, Amnesty, Christian Aid, IPPF, ONE, Oxfam, Stonewall, Teach First and Unicef. Before that she spent three years as a senior Special Adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, leading Number 10's work on stakeholder management, equalities, faith, non-traditional communications and political speechwriting.

She went to Downing Street having led the policy and influencing work of DATA, Bono and Bob Geldof's advocacy organisation, in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the EU institutions. Before joining DATA she was on the board of Make Poverty History and managed the Stop AIDS Campaign, successfully negotiating a commitment to universal access to AIDS treatment from the 2005 G8.

She tweets at @kirstyjmcneill

Movers & Shakers

People with shiny new jobs in development. Recently moved position? Please let us know!

Headshot of Alex Thier

Alex Thier has been appointed as new Executive Director of the Overseas Developemnt Institute (ODI)

11 October 2016
Tanya Steel

Tanya Steele has been appointed Chief Executive of WWF-UK. She will start in her new role on 1 January 2017.

28 September 2016
Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins has been appointed Chief Executive of Save the Children UK. He will start in his new role at the end of September.

8 June 2016
Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan has been appointed the new Executive Director of peacebuilding organisation Conciliation Resources.

31 May 2016