UNICEF UK’s Executive Director, David Bull, welcomes Mark Devlin as the new Chief Operating Officer. 

Mark, who takes up the post this week, will be responsible for ensuring UNICEF UK’s infrastructure, people and culture excel to drive continued growth and improve the lives of children around the world. 

Mark joins UNICEF UK with over twenty years’ experience in senior healthcare management positions in NHS Trusts in London and the South East. 

Mark says, “I am delighted to be joining the amazing team at UNICEF UK and supporting the vitally important work of championing children’s rights in the UK and internationally.”

Mark is currently serving as Chairman at Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS), as well as a Trustee of social care charity, Avenues South East, and Chair of the Board of Trustees at family support charity, 1st Place. 

David Bull, UNICEF UK Executive Director, says: “We are delighted to welcome Mark Devlin as our new Chief Operating Officer and know that he will help us to build on the organisation’s impressive growth over the last few years. Mark brings a wealth of experience in leadership and developing organisational performance to further strengthen UNICEF UK’s position as a leading children’s organisation.” 

Established in 1956, UNICEF UK is one of 36 UNICEF national charitable organisations based in industrialised countries that work to raise money for UNICEF's global work for children, as well as advocating and working for the rights of children, in the UK and internationally.


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UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, working in over 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential. We work with partners to transform the lives of children everywhere. UNICEF provides health care, water, nutrition, education and protection for children. The most vulnerable and disadvantaged children are our priority. As champion of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we work to protect and promote the rights of every child. UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work and advocates for lasting change for children everywhere. We are a UK registered charity, supported entirely by voluntary donations. We do not receive any money from the UN. For more information, please visit www.unicef.org.uk