Oxfam has appointed Ian Barry as its new finance director. Barry succeeds David Nussbaum, who left in November to become chief executive of Berlin-based anti-corruption organisation Transparency International.
Barry joins Oxfam after running his own company in Shanghai for the past two years. He was previously finance director in the private sector with the Robert Bosch Group, initially in Germany and then in the UK. He has also worked for Unigate, Majestic Wine and Tie Rack.
"It's an exciting time to be joining Oxfam. I'm looking forward to the challenge of working in an organisation that is active and respected in so many fields - and in an environment where I hope I can really make a difference," said Barry
Oxfam is unusual among large charities in that it only has equity investments at nominal levels, merely in order to enable attendance at major company AGMs.