Ivy Lahon

Head of creative content and stories
Save The Children

Ivy Lahon is a communications and content specialist with 18 years' experience commissioning award-winning creative content for NGOs and national editorial titles. Ivy is currently head of creative content and stories at Save The Children and oversees comms for fundraising and campaigns across print, online and digital. She is passionate about innovative, authentic and ethical humanitarian storytelling and producing strategic, world-class multimedia content that amplifies brand, engages audiences and inspires them to act. She has produced large scale, long term multimedia projects worldwide and oversees a team that is linked closely to the children Save works with globally. Prior to moving to NGO’s, Ivy worked as associate picture editor at The Independent and ‘i’ paper for ten years commissioning reportage, portraiture and features photography during some of the biggest breaking global news stories of the decade. In the past she has picture edited for The Guardian and Time Out and spent 2 years working with Amnesty International on photographic projects including the first book by former Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan and the imagery for Amnesty’s 50th anniversary in 2011. She is a visiting lecturer in Photojournalism at UK universities and is a mentor for young photographers at the London College of Communication.