MAG is delighted to unveil three new appointments as we continue to strengthen our senior team after more than doubling in size over the last four years.
Jules Mason, the current Europe Operations Director for The ONE Campaign, will assume the role of Director of Governance and Business Transformation on September 2.
Rosie Childs, the former Head of Global Campaigns at Save the Children International, will join as Head of Advocacy and Communications on July 12.
Najat El Hamri, meanwhile, takes up the post of Regional Director for MAG’s operations in the Middle East and Europe with overall responsibility for programmes in countries including Iraq, Lebanon and Bosnia Herzegovina.
With two decades of experience working in leadership roles in national and international not-for-profit organisations, including the British Red Cross, Mancunian-born Mr Mason will take responsibility for IT, risk, compliance, procurement and logistics.
He said: "I have admired MAG for a long time and am honoured and excited to be joining an organisation which has made such a difference to so many lives and to become part of a global community of dedicated women and men who, like me, share a vision of a safe future for people affected by violence, conflict and insecurity."
Ms El Hamri has 17 years of international humanitarian experience and is a former Islamic Relief Worldwide Head of Region for the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
She said: “It is clear from everyone I have met and everything I have seen already that at the heart of MAG is a collective of people with dedication for supporting the communities afflicted by conflict. It is a privilege to join a family making a real and lasting difference in people's lives.”
With prior experience at the former Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a background as a BBC producer, Ms Childs will take the helm on developing integrated campaigns to engage with a wide range of MAG stakeholders.
She said: "MAG's work is saving lives and building safer futures daily. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues across the organisation and our partners to champion our work, increase our reach and, ultimately, support more women, girls, boys and men to live free from the fear of landmines, unexploded bombs and the impact of small arms and light weapons."
MAG, headquartered in Manchester, UK, has more than doubled in size in the last four years and employs more than 5,000 people in 26 countries.
MAG is regarded as a global leader in humanitarian mine action, finding and destroying landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs in places affected by conflict. Since 1989, the organisation has helped over 20 million people in 70 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war.
Darren Cormack, MAG CEO, said: "I am delighted to welcome Jules, Najat and Rosie to MAG. That we can attract candidates of such exceptional calibre is a testament to our impact, our culture and our reputation.
"These appointments will significantly strengthen our capacity and expertise, ensuring we grow our influence in support of the communities we serve and are in line with priorities we have identified in a mid-term review of our five-year strategy.
“MAG’s globally leading position is entirely down to the exceptional quality of our people, who have an utter focus on delivering positive impact and whose approach to our work is underpinned by robust humanitarian principles and a spirit of partnership and collaboration.”