Caroline Squire joins as new CFID Director

We are delighted to announce and introduce our new Director, Caroline Squire. Caroline is taking over the reins from Theo Clarke who also led the Conservative Party's international social action project, Umubano, in Sierra Leone this year.

On her new role as Director, Caroline said:

"I'm delighted to be joining CFID and ensuring that as an organisation we continue to be a strong advocate for tackling extreme poverty. I am proud to support our Government's ongoing commitment to effective UK aid and the positive day-to-day impact it has for families and communities. I am looking forward to working with our team and supporters, CFID has done an excellent job at bringing people together on the centre right who support international development. I'm looking forward to the challenge of this role and commend the excellent work by my predecessor Theo Clarke."

We’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic work Theo has done since taking over the reins at CFID back in 2016. Most recently, she has worked to increase the impact and visibility of the organisation with the public, party members and MPs and organised Project Umubano in Africa. We are delighted that Theo will continue to share her international development expertise with CFID in the future as a member of our executive committee and wish her well in her new role.

Theo is going on to become the first Chief Executive of The Coalition for Global Prosperity, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The CGP is a new charity dedicated to championing UK aid and making the case for Britain to remain a global leader on development. You can contact her going forward via www.coalitionforglobalprosperity.com.