Resignation of Unicef UK Executive Director, Sacha Deshmukh


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The Unicef UK Board of Trustees said on Wednesday 23 September 2020:

“The board of trustees of UNICEF UK announces with regret that it has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Sacha Deshmukh.  He will remain in post until the new interim leadership is announced. The search for a new Executive Director will start immediately.

In the meantime, the board has every confidence in the strengths of the existing executive team and the dedicated staff as a whole, to take forward the charity at this vital time with its work focused on improving the lives of the world’s children.”


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