Theo Clarke appointed new CFID Director

We are delighted to announce and introduce our new Director, Theo Clarke. Our founder Baroness Jenkin said, "We’re excited to have Theo on board and to have her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion at the forefront of Conservative Friends of International Development. Theo joins us after selling her own business which she ran for several years. She also previously led the Conservative Party's social action team on Project Umubano in Sierra Leone and has worked with the Survivors Fund in Rwanda and Restless Development in Tanzania."

On her new role as Director, Theo said: “I'm delighted to join CFID and to help drive the organisation forward as a long term advocate of tackling extreme poverty. CFID has done a fantastic job of bringing people together on the centre right who support international development and I look forward to working with our team and supporters. I've seen first hand on Project Umubano and other international trips the important and life changing work that DFID does and I am proud of our Government's ongoing commitment to UK aid. I am looking forward to the challenge of this role following on from the excellent work done by my predecessor and CFID co-founder Andrew Palmer.”

Theo is taking over the reins of Director from Andrew Palmer, CFID co-founder. We’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic work he has done since he co-founded CFID back in 2011 with Baroness Anne Jenkin. Most recently, Andrew has worked to create a new strategy for CFID to increase the impact and visibility of the organisation which will now be implemented. We are delighted that both Andrew and Anne will continue to share their international development expertise with CFID in the future.

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