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New head of Scotland for international development charity


Christian Aid have appointed current long-term staff member Val Brown.

International development charity Christian Aid has announced a new interim head of Scotland.

Val Brown, previously church relations and fundraising manager at the charity will take over the role from Sally Foster-Fulton for the next 14 months.

Val, who lives with her husband and two children in the Southside of Glasgow, has worked for Christian Aid for 20 years.

Christian Aid’s Chief Executive Patrick Watt said: “Val is well-known to our supporters in Scotland and within our sponsoring churches and I have every confidence in her ability to lead the Scotland team.”

The new head of Scotland has said she is excited to begin her work. 

Val said: “I’m excited to take on this role and I’m sure that the next 14 months will fly by! I’ve signed up to take part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk next month, alongside the current Church of Scotland Moderator Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields and I’ll be attending the Christian Aid Art Sale in Clarkston on the 18th March. 

“In May we look forward to Christian Aid Week when we’ll be focusing on the inspiring work of our partners in Malawi who are supporting communities to grow and sell pigeon peas in a sustainable and profitable way.

“I know it will be a busy and varied time and I’ll be supported by a great team and our amazing supporters across Scotland.

“What will continue to motivate me is the work that our partners are doing around the world to support people, both through our long-term development programmes and through the programmes that support those facing disaster like those who’ve fled their homes because of the war in Ukraine and families in Syria struggling to rebuild their lives after last month’s earthquakes. 

“And of course the climate crisis continues to cause extreme poverty for so many, like those in South Sudan, and we will continue to raise our voices to call for the changes needed to limit further global warming.”



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