Our Leadership

Save the Children is governed and led by world-class people, all committed to achieving breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

Mada’s* birthday at the opening of the first Child Friendly Space in Germany, run by the Save the Children. Mada* was given the chance to visit a local school for one day, and she loved it.

Our Global Board

The Save the Children International Board oversees our global strategy and programmes.

Our board members provide global insights and expertise. They are all leaders in their field, including a government minister and experts in international children’s rights, healthcare, strategy, law, business, banking and finance. Our Chair is the founder and Chairman of Brunswick communications consultancy. Read their biographies here.

Board members:

  • Alan Parker (Chair)
  • Inger Ashing
  • Thomas Heilmann
  • Peter Hodgson
  • Muna Idris
  • Elizabeth Lule
  • Charles MacCormack
  • Charles Perrin
  • Jonathan Powell
  • Harpal Singh
  • Pernille Spiers-Lopez
  • Dona Young

Our executive team

Save the Children International’s executive team leads our programmes to deliver on our ambitious objectives. Our executive team, led by CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has the global experience and drive to achieve the most we possibly can for children.

For more information on our executive team, please see our Trustees’ report and financial statements.

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