ADD International has appointed Jimmy Innes as its new CEO.
Jimmy comes to ADD with extensive experience in international development, most recently with the social enterprise, Options Consultancy Services Ltd, where he was Assistant Director with responsibility for programmes in Africa and Asia, working in the field of maternal, reproductive and newborn health. He also has experience working in HIV&AIDS, youth rights, good governance and livelihoods.
Jimmy’s other previous roles include as Country Director for both BBC Media Action in Tanzania, and Restless Development in Uganda.
ADD Chairman Saghir Alam CBE said: “ADD is delighted that Jimmy will be our new CEO. He brings a wealth of relevant experience in development programme leadership as well as in partnership working, fundraising and business development. Jimmy will bring an excellent mix of strong motivation, strategic understanding and practical judgment to leading ADD’s continued progress in its changing environment.”
Jimmy said: “It is an absolute privilege to be taking up this role with ADD, and I am excited to get started. I am especially eager to become an active part of the disability movement at a time when social rights and inclusion are rising up the development agenda, with more international commitment and priority than ever before – and about time, too. ADD is a well-established organisation within the disability movement, and I look forward to working with everyone at ADD to build on the gains that have already been made and make the most of the opportunities that now lie ahead.”
The position of ADD CEO became vacant following the appointment of Jimmy’s predecessor, Tim Wainwright, as CEO at WaterAid.
Jimmy will formally take up his new role by 1 September 2017.