Christian Aid has appointed Amanda Khozi Mukwashi as its next chief executive.
Khozi Mukwashi, who has spent the past five years as chief of volunteer knowledge and innovation for the United Nations Volunteer Programme, will succeed Loretta Minghella, who left last year to become the First Church Estates Commissioner, chairing the committee that looks after the Church of England’s investment portfolio.
A statement from Christian Aid said Khozi Mukwashi, who will join the charity in April, had more than 20 years’ experience in working to alleviate poverty, injustice and inequality, with a focus on women’s leadership, civic engagement and volunteering.
Before taking up the United Nations role, which is based in Germany, she was director of policy for VSO International. She has also worked for the volunteering and development organisation Skillshare International UK.
Rowan Williams, chair of Christian Aid, said: "Amanda comes with very special qualifications and aptitude for this enormous and exhilarating position. We are delighted to announce this appointment and look forward to welcoming Amanda."
Khozi Mukwashi said she was "humbled and absolutely thrilled" to be joining the charity. "Christian Aid represents to me much of the goodness found in humanity," she said.