Sentebale thanks Cathy Ferrier for a transformational seven year stewardship of the charity

In September 2018, Cathy Ferrier resigned as chief executive of Sentebale to take up an exciting new position at Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Ferrier has worked closely with the board of trustees to find a successor ensuring a smooth transition of leadership and will leave the organization in February 2019.

Cathy Ferrier says; “After seven amazing years at Sentebale I am stepping down as CEO. Over the period we have achieved growth in Lesotho, expanded into Botswana and Malawi and defined our role supporting youth in the fight against the HIV epidemic. We have built a world class camp facility that is unique in southern Africa, raised the voices of young people at the global level through our advocacy work and have gone from supporting a few thousand children in 2012 to reaching over 100,000 in the last year alone. I now feel it is time for a new challenge and to hand over to a new leader who will take Sentebale to the next level.”

Chairman of Sentebale, Johnny Hornby says; “During Cathy’s time as chief executive, Sentebale has defined its role as a leading organisation in the provision of psychosocial support for adolescents living with HIV in southern Africa. It has been Cathy’s determination and direction that has led the charity to evolve.

“The board of trustees and I are enormously grateful for all Cathy’s work over the years, and as an organisation we strive to build upon what has been achieved to deliver even better outcomes for this generation in southern Africa. The Patron has a vision for psycho-social care in Lesotho.”

This is an outstanding opportunity to support the groundbreaking work of the Skoll Centre in tackling some of the worlds greatest challenges through the power of social enterprise.Ferrier leaves Sentebale to take up a new role as Associate Director of Partnerships at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Joining Sentebale in the Spring, the board are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Miller as the new chief executive. Miller has over 30 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of international development and relief work – from grass-roots to global programming and advocacy engagement. For the last 4 years he has been the ActionAid International Humanitarian Director and prior to that was ActionAid UK Chief Executive for 11 years. He has extensive experience across southern Africa and has worked with local, community-based organisations around the world throughout his career.”

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