MAG has strengthened its senior Leadership Team with the creation of two new roles –Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships and Director of Global Fundraising. 

Josephine Dresner first joined MAG as Business Development Officer in 2010 and was appointed Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships at the end of 2022.

Before her appointment, Jo worked in a range of policy and partnerships roles for MAG, and also as Country Director in both Myanmar and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has specialised in the development of MAG’s armed violence reduction work at both policy and programme level. Jo has previously worked in private sector finance and local government and is a Trustee of Manchester-based human rights organisation the Omega Research Foundation.

Dean Anderson, Director of Global Fundraising, is new to MAG and has worked for more than 27 years in the voluntary sector, mainly in relation to international development and rights issues. His experience includes senior leadership roles at Amnesty International, ActionAid and War Child, and his expertise spans all aspects of fundraising, including high net worth individuals, trusts, corporates, large-scale funding development and team/organisational culture and leadership.

These latest appointments follow the arrival of Louise McDonald, Director of People and Culture, in Autumn 2022. Louise has a career spanning over 20 years working in both national not-for-profits and international organisations. She has held both operational and strategic HR roles for both Australian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent. Louise has also worked for Oxfam International, leading employee relations, culture, diversity and inclusion at a global level.

Darren Cormack, MAG CEO, said: "I am delighted to welcome Dean and Louise to MAG, and Jo to her new role in the organisation. These appointments will significantly strengthen our capacity and expertise to be able to reach new supporters, establish strategic partnerships and support staff.” 

Meet all of our Leadership Team at the link below.