Lee Webster

Chair of the board of trustees
Gender and Development Network

I joined ActionAid in 2018 because I’ve been a feminist my whole life, and felt inspired to play a part in ActionAid’s strategy to put the rights of women and girls at the heart of all we do. I lead the International Development team, a group of passionate women’s rights experts who support ActionAid programmes to be high quality and impactful, influence policy and practice on women’s rights at international levels, and raise money from government donors to fund ActionAid’s great work.

My background is working in and with women’s movements and organisations, and I’m committed to making sure all our work is informed and driven by the realities of women and girls living in poverty. My other full-time job is being a mum, and I’m raising my young son to be a champion of gender equality.