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