New Co-Directors of CFID: Amy Le-Coz & Dina Black

CFID welcomes new Co-Directors Amy Le-Coz & Dina Black.

CFID is delighted to announce that Amy Le Coz and Dina Black are joining our ranks as Co-Directors. Le-Coz brings 20+ years experience as a successful international business woman and entrepreneur to the role of Co-Director of Business Affairs & Membership.  Black, a Umubano and Urafiki alumna and active campaigner for climate action, human rights and gender equality, will head up the organisations’s work with Outreach & Stakeholder Engagement.

Black says, "As Co-Director I will work to ensure that CFID continues to support our Government's commitment to achieving the sustainable development goals and making them a reality.  I look forward to working with the CFID team, parliamentarians, Conservative party members and the public, promoting networking and collaboration across the development sector."

Le Coz says, "CFID has done an excellent job at bringing people together on the centre right who support international development and I very much look forward to working with our team and supporters.  I am delighted to be able to bring my skills and experience to help build on the excellent foundation my predecessor Caroline has built."

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline Squire for the brilliant work that she has done at CFID over the last two years, for her tireless advocacy to promote and support Britain's commitment to overseas aid. Caroline has successfully organised Project Urafiki in Tanzania and amongst other things been a contributing member of the Conservative Global Britain Task Force policy group. We are delighted that she will continue to share her knowledge and expertise with CFID as a member of our Advisory Board, and we wish her all the best in her next endeavours.

About CFID:

Conservative Friends of International Development works to promote effective international development and Conservative values.  We aim to encourage enterprise, opportunity and aspiration for every family, no matter where they live; to foster a UK international development policy that tackles the causes and consequences of absolute poverty; and to encourage our members to speak out about the value delivered to Britain by effective aid, free trade and conflict prevention.

To find out more about CFIDs activities and to get involved please contact us at: mail@cfid.org.uk 

Biographies

Dina Black became a Co-Director for Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement in July 2019. After studying Geography (BA Hons) she has specialised in Hydrology and took part in several expeditions as a field technician and academic researcher. Dina is interested in environmental projects and she is an active campaigner for climate action, human rights and gender equality. She is an alumni of CFID’s projects Umubano and Urafiki. Taking part in these social action projects has become a life-changing experience which inspired Dina to study for Master’s in the field of International Development. She volunteers with the Oxford-based Charity Refugee Resource. Dina stood as a Conservative Candidate in local elections in Oxfordshire. 

To contact Dina email Dina.Black@conservatives.com.

Amy Le-Coz is a dual British-USA citizen, entrepreneur and senior business executive with a proven track record of international business development and product innovation. Following a dynamic corporate career in San Francisco, Paris and London, Amy founded a very successful West End and Los Angeles-based media production company that was sold in 2013.  Since fulfilling her management transition responsibilities to this company in 2017, Amy has become an active volunteer with the Conservative Party as Chair of Women2Win Business Club (2017-present), Advisor on CYW Board (2018-Present), Director of Enterprise on CWO National Exec Board (2016-18).  Amy is a long term supporter of micro-finance  and financial literacy charity Five Talents, active in East Africa, including volunteering with them in Kenya and Tanzania. Holding an MBA from the Imperial College (Imperial Court Member 2016-2019), Amy is a passionate advocate for in women in business and free enterprise allied with social responsibility.  

To contact Amy email Amy.Lecoz@conservatives.com.