Unicef UK appoints Nick Roseveare as Interim Executive Director

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Unicef UK has appointed Nick Roseveare MBE as its Interim Executive Director.

He has previously held permanent Chief Executive roles at the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and at Bond, and interim CEO roles for Berlin-based Accountable Now and most recently The Children’s Society. He has held the interim posts of Africa Director and of Director of Strategy & Partnerships for BBC Media Action and worked with Oxfam for many years in several posts culminating as Humanitarian Director, and more recently again as Director of Programmes.

Nick has lived and worked in Senegal, Sudan, Mozambique and Ethiopia for over a decade, and has travelled extensively supporting programmes in the Middle East and South East Asia.

Nick starts at Unicef UK on 30th October and will remain in post until a permanent Executive Director is confirmed.

Nick Roseveare said: “I am absolutely delighted to be asked to lead Unicef UK through this important transition period. I am keen to maintain momentum and help to accelerate progress on key projects and processes for next year and support all colleagues to feel empowered to bring their best energies and expertise to their roles. I can’t wait to get started and join the urgent and continuing fight for a better future for the children Unicef UK serves around the world.”

Douglas Alexander, Chair of Trustees for Unicef UK said: “Nick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, and the Board and I have every confidence he will provide capable and effective leadership to Unicef UK over the coming months”.

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Unicef UK Media Team, 0207 375 6030, media@unicef.org.uk

 

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