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New Chair for Every Child Counts coalition


New Chair for Every Child Counts coalition

26 November 2012

Every Child Counts* has appointed a new Chair to head the Steering Group that coordinates the collective child advocacy work undertaken by the coalition.

“The new Chair of Every Child Counts is Dennis McKinlay, Executive Director of UNICEF. Dennis has been a member of the Every Child Counts Steering Group since its inception in 2004 and has a strong commitment to ensuring effective advocacy for the nation’s children,” says Liz Gibbs, outgoing Chair of Every Child Counts.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Every Child Counts and I know the organisation has much to contribute to the wellbeing of children. Every Child Counts works across a number of sectors to promote policies and practice that place children at the centre. With New Zealanders’ growing awareness of the plight of New Zealand children, the coalition is working to promote understanding of the practical actions people can take to improve life for children.

“Every Child Counts is preparing for a significant strategic planning process in December to guide its work in the coming years. I am confident that Dennis McKinlay and other Steering Group members will make a valuable contribution to this strategic planning process and effectively govern the work that flows from it,” concludes Ms Gibbs.

Every Child Counts thanks Liz Gibbs for her work on the Steering Group in the past three years.
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