Geneva: Today, CARE International announced that Lindsay Glassco will become the new Deputy Secretary General, starting in July.
Glassco brings over 25 years of experience of working with the UN, NGO, government and the business sectors. She previously worked as Director of International Cooperation and Development for the International Olympic Committee, was the President and CEO of Special Olympics Canada, and was the Global Director of Policy and Strategy for Right to Play (RTP), an international NGO using the transformative power of play to educate and empower children and youth in disadvantaged communities.
In her earlier career, Glassco spent almost a decade working for the Canadian federal government including at Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where she led a global health team. She also worked as a food security consultant for a variety of UN agencies including FAO and UNDP. Glassco began her international career teaching at a high school in rural Lesotho.
Wolfgang Jamann, CARE International’s CEO and Secretary General said, ‘Lindsay is bringing an impressive set of skills to CARE and revealed a high degree of compatibility with our values, particularly in her passion for achieving social justice for the world’s poorest women and girls’.
Jamann added ‘This is an exciting time in CARE’s rich history to be joining the team as we continue to drive forward our ambitious CARE 2020 programme strategy. I am delighted that Lindsay, with her substantive experience in international strategic leadership and fresh perspective, is joining us on this journey ’.
“Having dedicated my career to sustainable development and social change, it is a great honour to be joining the team at CARE International’ said Glassco. “I am looking forward to working with Wolfgang and partnering with CARE’s leaders around the world to ensure CARE’s impact continues to match the evolving humanitarian, political and social challenges faced worldwide today”
Glassco succeeds Abby Maxman who is moving on to become the CEO of Oxfam America in June.
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