Shelterbox International Appoints NZer As Chief Executive
19 February 2013
For Immediate Release
Shelterbox International Appoints A New Zealander As New Chief Executive
The Board of ShelterBox International is pleased to announce that Alison Wallace, an ex-pat New Zealander, will take over as its new Chief Executive from 15 April 2013. Alison is a law and commerce graduate, and joins ShelterBox International in Helstone Cornwall from her previous role as Director of International fundraising at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International.
She has particular expertise in fundraising growth
strategies, having delivered Amnesty International’s first
Global Fundraising Strategy in 2010 and recently re-launched
an ambitious global major donor fundraising programme.
In addition to her extensive marketing and fundraising experience, Alison has worked on substantial organisational change projects at both Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth and been a long serving member of the Board of Trustees of the Camden Society.
Alison says: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead ShelterBox and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers on the next stage of its growth, and to bring shelter, warmth and dignity to more people more quickly in times of crisis. I firmly believe that shelter, and the dignity it brings in the hours and days after a major disaster, is key to families and communities re-building their lives as soon as possible. I am also looking forward to working with ShelterBox’s international affiliates to spread the ShelterBox message and increase our capacity to reach more people.”
Chairman of ShelterBox, Dr Rob John OBE said: “The Board of Trustees of ShelterBox were looking for an outstanding leader who possessed a track record in fundraising and strategy development relevant to our very special charity.”
“I am delighted that Alison has accepted our invitation to take ShelterBox forward as our Chief Executive. She is an excellent communicator and team player and we welcome her most warmly into our ShelterBox family.”
Photograph: Alison Wallace
Photo caption: Alison Wallace said she was "delighted" to join the charity on "the next stage of its growth"
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families around the world who are affected by disasters. The ShelterBox solution is to provide the essentials a family needs to survive and begin rebuilding their lives at the time when they need it the most.
ShelterBox aims to help the areas where the need is
greatest by providing shelter, warmth, comfort and dignity
to families in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each
big, green ShelterBox is tailored to every disaster but
typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended
family, blankets, water purification and storage equipment,
cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's
activity pack and other vital items.
ShelterBox President Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall
Vice-Regal Patron His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable, Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO
Zealand Patron Ambassadors
Sir Eion Edgar KNZM
Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE Dame Lois Muir DNZM OBE
Sir Richard Hadlee MBE
Dougal Stevenson QSM
To find out more, please visit: www.shelterbox.org.nz.