Danny Sriskandarajah to step down as Oxfam GB Chief Executive at end of year
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Danny Sriskandarajah will be leaving Oxfam GB at the end of 2023 after five years as CEO to take up a new role as CEO of the New Economics Foundation.
During his tenure, the organisation launched a new strategy focused on tackling the inequalities that trap people in poverty and transforming the way Oxfam works. Sriskandarajah, also led Oxfam through the COVID pandemic and championed the organisation’s efforts to strengthen its safeguarding.
Sriskandarajah said: “It has been a privilege to lead Oxfam GB and be a part of the important the work we do, offering swift responses to devastating emergencies, providing shelter and support for people facing war and persecution, and tackling the injustices that cause poverty. At the same time, we have made considerable progress in shifting power to the Global South, to the people and partners we work with around the world.
“Charities like Oxfam represent the best of a compassionate and internationalist Britain. Thanks to our supporters, volunteers and staff, we continue to make a difference helping those most in need around the globe.”
Charles Gurassa, Oxfam GB Chair, said: “I would like to thank Danny for his inspirational leadership, vision and commitment.
“We are very grateful for the role he has played in leading Oxfam over the last five years, coordinating our response to the many complex and challenging humanitarian crises around the world while steering the charity successfully through the many difficulties posed by the COVID pandemic.
“During Danny’s tenure Oxfam has made real strides in addressing injustice and inequality, and placed increasing emphasis in ensuring that our work takes place in a way that is consistent with our values. We wish him well in his new endeavour.”
Notes to editors:
Sriskandarajah is currently on a research and writing sabbatical at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and will return in mid-August to continue leading Oxfam GB until the end of this year.