Tuesday 16 July 2019
Trustee Inger Ashing has been appointed as the new chief executive of Save the Children International. Ashing has been associated with Save the Children for more than 25 years, she worked as a youth advocate when she was 18 years old. Since then, she has been a member of the Save the Children International Board of Trustees and a member of the Save the Children Sweden Board of Trustees. Talking about her appointment Ashing said, “I am deeply honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Save the Children International. Save the Children has been at the forefront of fighting for children’s rights since it was created in 1919.I feel privileged to have the opportunity to further the ambition of Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb, and to build on the exceptional work of the organisation. I couldn’t imagine a better cause and I look forward to meeting and working with our dedicated staff around the world to achieve better outcomes for children.” Robert Good, chairman of Save the Children International, said: “ We are delighted to announce the appointment of Inger, who has long dedicated her personal and professional life to being a voice for the world’s most marginalised children". Save the Children India welcomes Inger Ashing on board and wishes her all the very best.