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Karen Peachey appointed CaLP Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Peachey as CaLP’s Director. Karen was confirmed in post following an open recruitment process. She has acted as CaLP’s interim director since the departure of Alex Jacobs in April 2018.

The Chair of CaLP’s Board, Nigel Timmins, said: “Cash programming continues to grow in importance across the humanitarian sector and concurrently challenges ways of working and traditional structures. CaLP’s members, together with the work of the secretariat, have an important role in helping ensure the learning from experience, discussion and collaboration will lead to the best possible outcomes for conflict and disaster affected communities. CaLP’s growing membership includes donors, NGOs, UN agencies and private sector companies and the Board is excited about the leadership Karen will bring to mobilise this collective capacity to shape our shared future.”

Karen is based in Nairobi where she joined CaLP in January 2017 as the East Africa Regional Representative.

Karen has worked in the development and humanitarian field for over 20 years and is committed to seeing more effective and more accountable programming. She will bring to the role extensive programme experience, with work spanning various sectors.

Prior to joining CaLP, Karen worked as the East Africa Regional Representative at the British Red Cross; the International Director and Interim CEO for THET; and the Regional Programme Manager for HelpAge International among many other roles.

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