(Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
LONDON – Save the Children UK has appointed Zimbabwean doctor Tsitsi Chawatama as it’s new board chair, zimDaily has learnt.
Chawatama (42) is a Zimbabwean paediatrician with a wealth of experience in clinical and developmental Africa having grown up in Zimbabwe and worked in Ethiopia.
She is now based in London
Chawatama has vast experience with NGOs as she is already involved with other organisations including Sentebale, AFRUCA- Safeguarding Children and UK-Med.
She said she was delighted to join the organisation at such a crucial time.
“I am delighted and honoured to be joining the board of Save the Children UK at such a crucial time in history where children’s lives and their future wellbeing are threatened by unprecedented social, environmental and economic issues,” she said.
“I am a passionate advocate for children and excited to be part of the team working towards the important goals of protecting children, supporting families and ensuring that each child has a chance to achieve their potential and become whoever they want to be,” added Chawatsama.
Kevin Watkins, the Chief Executive of Save the Children UK said he was looking forward to working with the newly appointed Chair who brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to child rights.
“Tsitsi brings with her a wealth of experience in child health – and a deep commitment to child rights. Staff are looking forward to working with her to achieve our ambitious mission for children. I also want to extend my thanks on behalf of staff across SCUK to Charles Steel, our outgoing Interim Chair. Over the last two years Charles has helped steer our organisation through a period of great change, providing invaluable guidance, support and advice,” said Watkins.
She is joined by Richard Winter, a partner at PwC, the professional services network, and Dr Arabella Duffield, a former aid worker who is now a trustee of several charities as the two vice-chairs.