Last Thursday saw our Annual General Meeting take place online, with members voting in three brand new trustees to our board.
CAFOD’s Graham Gordon, Jasmina Haynes of Integrity Action and Othman Moqbel from Action for Humanity were elected by the delegation. Rainatou Sow and Stella Opoku-Owusu were also appointed for a second term and Harpinda Collacott left the board following the completion of her second term.
Members were also treated to an overview of the work we’ve done over the last twelve months, which you can find out more about in our end-of-year review out in a few weeks’.
Meet the new trustees
Graham is the Head of Public Policy at CAFOD. He brings with him over 25 years’ experience in international development and human rights, including six years in Latin America with a local human rights organisation. He has worked in both large and small development organisations, as well as in network secretariats and countless coalitions, so understands the necessity – as well as many challenges – of working together for greater impact.
As well as ten years with CAFOD, Graham had two lengthy stints with Tearfund, and has worked in policy and advocacy since joining the sector.
Jasmina is the CEO of Integrity Action. Jasmina has worked with several leading international development agencies on programmes ranging from social welfare and poverty reduction to economic empowerment.
She joined Integrity Action in 2016, leading the organisation to deepen its focus on the people it serves, re-design its delivery model and boldly commit to justice.
She oversaw the merger between Crown Agents and Integrity Action earlier this year, which was completed to provide an ‘end-to-end’ approach to strengthening accountability and effectiveness in aid and development programmes.
Othman is the CEO of Action for Humanity. He brings with him decades of experience in the sector, including over 10 years at CEO level for Human Appeal and his current organisation.
He also holds experience on the board of Charity Futures, ACEVO and the Muslim Charities Forum, so also comes with a wealth of knowledge at the trustee level.
He oversaw the rebranding of Syria Relief into Action for Humanity in 2022 as the charity grew and they opted to focus on more areas.
We look forward to working with all three of our new colleagues, as well as the rest of the board who continue to influence the work that we do.