Save the Children UK has appointed three new trustees, including the chief economist for Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank and the head of the petitions website Change.org UK.
The charity said today it had appointed Standard Chartered’s Razia Khan, Kajal Odedra, executive director at Change.org UK, and Tanuja Randery, a partner at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company, to its board.
The three, who have all been given initial two-year terms with the possibility of an additional two three-year terms, all take up their positions this month.
The new appointments increase the number of trustees to 13 and will address skills gaps identified by the existing board members.
They also mean the charity has increased the proportion of its trustees that describe themselves as non-white from 6.7 per cent in December last year to 30.8 per cent now.
The charity said that Khan (left) had more than 20 years’ experience covering emerging and frontier markets, is on the advisory board of the Royal Africa Society and was named as one of the 100 most influential Africans in 2015 by New African magazine. She is expected to provide expert knowledge of Africa and the Middle East.
Aside from her work at Change.org, Odedra (right) founded the People of Colour in Campaigns network to tackle a diversity issue in the campaigns sector. She will provide campaigning expertise to the Save board.
The charity said Randery (right) had more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive and non-executive director roles, including as chief executive, UK & Ireland, for the energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric, and expertise in managing organisational change.
Charles Steel, interim chair of Save the Children UK, said of the new appointments: "They bring an invaluable array of talents and experience to Save the Children, and I know the entire trustee group is very much looking forward to working with each of them."