We are delighted to announce and introduce our new Chair, Amanda Solloway MP. We’re excited to have Amanda on board and to have her enthusiasm and passion at the forefront of Conservative Friends of International Development. Amanda was elected as the MP for Derby North at this year’s general election, she is passionate about international development and took part in Project Umubano in 2011.
On her new role as Chair, Amanda said: “I was delighted to be asked to take over the role of Chair as I truly believe the support that we give to international development is significant and life changing to all those concerned. Having seen first–hand the positive impact that the right support in the right place can have, I am looking forward to the challenge of this role following on from the excellent work done by my predecessor Baroness Jenkin.”
Amanda is taking over the reins from Baroness Anne Jenkin and we’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic work Baroness Anne has done since she co-founded CFID back in 2011. Anne will stay be staying closely involved with CFID and remains on the leadership team as as founder. As many of you will know, Anne has worked tirelessly amongst her very busy schedule to make CFID what it is today and we wouldn’t be where we are without her hard work.
Going forward, Amanda will serve as the Chair of CFID with Jeremy Lefroy MP serving as Vice-Chair. Amanda, Anne and Jeremy will be supported by CFID’s Director, Andrew Palmer, and the rest of the CFID team. You can find out more about the rest of the team behind CFID here.