The Save the Children International Board manages the business of the charity, ensures that all activities are within UK law and agreed charitable objects and is responsible for the oversight of, and agreeing the financial plan for, international programmes. They are drawn from a wide field of experience, including children's rights, healthcare, strategy, law and business.
Angela Ahrendts DBE was most recently Senior Vice President, Apple Retail based in Cupertino, CA. During her five years, she integrated Apple's physical and digital businesses to create a seamless customer journey for over a billion visitors a year. Under her leadership, she redesigned the stores, recrafted the roles for 70,000 employees globally, and reimagined the retail experience with the launch of a transformative educational program focused on coding, music creation and the arts. Prior to Apple, Angela was Chief Executive Officer of Burberry Group plc for nearly nine years in London. She led the 150-year-old British fashion house through a period of phenomenal global growth repositioning Burberry as a global luxury brand. Her unique leadership style and focus on culture, values and purpose tripled the business and quadrupled the share price. During her tenure, she was a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, and was named Honorary Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Before Burberry, Angela spent 25 years in New York serving as Executive Vice President, at LCI Inc., where she oversaw the acquisition and integration of over 25 brands. For nearly eight years preceding, President, Donna Karan International at the height of their global expansion and IPO. Angela is currently on the Board of Ralph Lauren Corporation., Airbnb, Inc., WPP plc, and is Senior Operating Adviser, SKKY Partners. She is also on the non-profit Boards of charity: Water, The HOW Institute for Society; and a member of Paul Polman’s Imagine CEO Circle. In January 2021 she became Chair of the Board, Save the Children International. Angela is also a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Oxford University Saïd Business School and the BritishAmerican Business Advisory Board. Angela has consistently been recognized by Forbes, Fortune and the BBC as a Top 100 Global Executive. In 2010, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and a Bachelor of Arts from her alma mater, Ball State University. In 2019, Angela was honoured with an Indiana Living Legends award.
Anne is Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at at Coats Plc, SThree Plc and Nyrstar NV. Until 2015 Anne was CFO of BP’s Aviation Fuels business. During her 27 years at BP Anne gained extensive experience of global business, developing markets, risk management, internal control, compliance and strategy development in BP’s aviation, petrochemicals, trading and retail sectors. Anne is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having working at KPMG in Ireland and Australia prior to joining BP. Anne is Finance Committee chair.
In 2017, Anne Gates retired as president of MGA Entertainment, the largest privately held global toy company in the United States. Prior to that she spent more than twenty years at the Walt Disney Company, in various roles including Executive Vice President and CFO of the Consumer Products Division, based in Los Angeles, and Managing Director for Consumer Products Europe and Emerging Markets, based in London. In 2010, Anne Gates was named to the Power List of Britain’s 100 most influential Black people. Earlier in her career, she worked in both the US and Europe for PepsiCo, Bear Stearns (Investment Banking), AT&T (Marketing) and Bell Labs (Research). Currently, Anne Gates is an active board director, spanning diverse industries. She is currently the Chair of the Tapestry Board (an S&P 500 company). Additionally, she is Chair of the Audit Committees at Kroger, and Cynosure (a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice owned company). She also serves as chair of the Governance and ESG committees for Tapestry and Raymond James Financial. Anne Gates is personally committed to the not-for-profit sector, focusing on improving education, equity, inclusion, and effective nonprofit financial stewardship. She engages with multiple nonprofit boards aligned with these goals. She is a member of the board of Salzburg Global Seminar, an organization convening leaders across cultures, generations, and industries, to encourage new thinking, inspire action, and create just and sustainable change. At Salzburg, she is Chair of the Board’s DEI Working Group. At Public Media Group SoCal (the major PBS affiliate in Southern California), she serves as the Vice Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Investment Committee. Anne joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2023.
Brad Irwin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Welch Foods Inc., a global processor and marketer of juices and jams, since February 2009. Prior to this role, Brad was President, Cadbury Adams North America LLC, the North American confectionery business unit of Cadbury Schweppes plc, from June 2007 through November 2008. From April 2003 until June 2007, Brad was President of the U.S. confectionery business. He served as President of Mott’s Inc., a business unit of Cadbury Schweppes, from May 2000 until April 2003 and from 1980 to 1999, Brad served in various senior capacities for The Procter & Gamble Company. Brad has been a Director of Church & Dwight, a leading consumer packaged goods company, since 2006 and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College. Brad served as a trustee of Save the Children US from 2003 to 2009. He returned to Save the Children’s US Board in 2011 and joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2018.
Claudio Tesauro graduated from the University of Naples in 1987 and obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Law (LLMCJ) at the New York University School of Law. He is a partner of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and the Head of the Antitrust Department. He focuses on EU and Competition law and is active in both administrative and court proceedings. Claudio also has significant experience in consumer protection and unfair and misleading advertising law. In 2008, he published one of the first papers on the newly introduced Italian discipline on unfair commercial practices and advertising. He received the Top Legal Best Antitrust Lawyer Award in 2011 and won the ILO Award in 2009 and 2011. Claudio is the President of Italian Antitrust Association and a member of the Board of Director of TNT Post Italia. Claudio is Chair of Save the Children Italy. He was elected to the SCA/SCI Board in 2010-2013 and rejoined the Board in 2019
Debra Fine is the founder and President of Fine Capital Partners a hedge fund founded in 2004 New York City. One of a handful of investment firms run by women, Fine Capital manages US equity assets principally for university endowments and foundations. Before starting Fine Capital, Debra was Director of Global Equities at Loews Corporation where she managed a global equity portfolio. Prior to Loews Corporation, Debra was a Principal and a buy-side equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. Debra also worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation as special assistant to the commissioner. She started her career at Salomon Brothers where she was a Vice President in Corporate Finance. Debra received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. She is married with three children and lives in New York City. Debra has served on many non-profit boards and investment committees and is currently the Vice Chair of Save the Children US, and Chair of Footsteps which serves people who leave insular ultra-orthodox communities in New York. Debra joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2018.
Deepak Kapoor is an India-based executive who was previously Chairman and CEO of PwC India and founder of the PwC Foundation in India. He is also a registered accountant, company secretary and fraud examiner. He is Chair of Save the Children India.
Elizabeth Lule is currently a senior global health and international development consultant with the World Bank Group, and formerly Director in Global Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this, she worked at the World Bank for many years in several senior management and technical positions including; Director/Manager of Regional Integration, Manager of the HIV-AIDS program in Africa and Global Senior Advisor for Population and Reproductive Health. She was also Adjunct Professor in International Health at Georgetown University for five years. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was Regional Vice President for Pathfinder International and worked with USAID in Nigeria. She serves on several Boards of Directors, and has been a member of global think tanks, UN Inter-Agency Task Teams and advisory groups. Author and co-author of several books and articles, her current interests include population and development, global health policy and financing, public health/pandemic preparedness, and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of women, adolescents, and children, and a frequent speaker in international and academic fora. She has joint advanced degrees from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Elizabeth joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2016 and she is Chair of the People and Organisation Committee.
Jon Lomøy is former Director General of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation where he held several management positions over the years. Lomøy is also former Director of the Development Cooperation Directorate at OECD. Jon Lomøy has furthermore served as Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania and Zambia, and been Deputy Director General for the Regional Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leading the policy work on Norway’s bilateral aid. Jon Lomøy has served as Board member at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and on the Board of GFAMT. He is presently Board member at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo, co-Chair at GLAD (Global Action on Disability) and Board Chair of ATscale. Jon Lomøy holds a Cand. Polit. with a major in human geography. His thesis dealt with rural development and welfare in Kigoma, Tanzania, using child nutrition as a welfare indicator.
Larry Kamener is a Senior Adviser in the Melbourne office of the Boston Consulting Group, who founded and led BCG’s global public sector practice and its Centre for Public Impact foundation. He is a founding board member of Teach for Australia (part of the Teach for All Network) and Chair of Save the Children Australia.
Lars Heikensten is a Swedish Economist with a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a broad professional background having worked in academia as a teacher and researcher, in Government as Director General in the Ministry of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank, and in the private sector as Chief Economist at Handelsbanken. Lars has always had an interest in international affairs and has been the Swedish representative in organizations such as the European Central Bank, Bank of International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund. He was also the Swedish Member of the European Court of Auditors for five years. Lars has always had an interest in development issues and has written books on the topic. When the Swedish Government set up a board for externally evaluating its foreign aid, he was chosen to be its first Chairman. He has also served on the Board of two NGOs dealing with international youth exchanges and education. Lars' most recent executive position was as CEO of the Nobel Foundation, the organization with overall responsibility for the Nobel Prize. Currently, Lars serves on a number of boards, including as Chairman of The Swedish Fiscal Policy Council. Lars joined the SCA/SCI Boards and the SC Sweden Board in November 2022.
Peg currently is a Director and former interim CEO for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Save the Children US where she is the Chair of the Finance and Investment Committees. She was a founding partner of Liberty Square Asset Management (1998-2014) and before that a Partner of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co where she led the International Equity division (1985-1996). Peg began her investment career in non-US equities as an analyst for The Commonfund for International Investments. She has also served on the Investment Committee for Partners Healthcare System (2010-2019). She was previously on the Board and Investment committees of several educational institutions including Providence College, The Wheeler School, Friends Academy and Our Sister School. Peg graduated from Providence College with a BS in Psychology and Business Management, and holds a MS in Finance from Fairfield University. Peg resides in New York City and South Dartmouth, MA.
Richard Winter was formerly a partner at PwC. He was Global Assurance Risk & Quality Leader with responsibility for the network's Assurance risk, quality and technical functions. Prior to this, he was on the UK Assurance Executive, and headed the firm's Capital Market, Accounting Advisory and Structuring practice. He also has had audit responsibilities as a partner on a number of FTSE 100 clients. Richard is Vice Chair of Save The Children UK and is also currently acting as interim Board Chair. Richard has experience as a Trustee of a number of charitable organisations and was appointed CBE for voluntary service to International Development through Save the Children and Merlin in the 2017 New Year's honours. He joined the SCA/SCI Board in August 2023, and sits on the Audit & Risk and Finance Committees.
Robert Good has more than 10 years’ experience in the sector of humanitarian aid and cooperation assisting non-profit organizations to become more professional in the management of their operations. He has worked closely with the Association of Charitable Funds (ACF) and other organizations on such matters as strategic planning, financial management, mergers, organizational design and people management. Robert has lived in Spain for 25 years and joined the Board of Save the Children Spain as VP Finance in December 2013, becoming Chair in 2016. Prior to entering the non-profit sector, Robert held senior management positions in multinationals in the private sector and has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Italy. Robert today divides his time between his own consultancy work, Save the Children and teaching. Robert joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2019 and is Chair of the Governance Committee.
Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani is a Nigerian private sector executive focused on innovative infrastructure and funding solutions for Africa’s economies, children and underserved communities. She has a background in investment banking, development finance, international affairs and the energy sector.
Roy Caple Hernandez has over 30 years’ experience designing and managing public affairs and communications strategy for private, public and non-governmental organisations throughout the Americas. He was CEO of several communications firms in Latin America, and his expertise has focused on advising leaders, CEOs, Executive Committees and management on strategy, reputation, organisational structures, public affairs and communications campaigns, as well as crisis management and corporate responsibility. In addition to Save the Children, Roy has also served on the board of NGOs that focus on HIV awareness and prevention, as well as strengthening education. Roy has been a Board Member for Save the Children in Mexico since 2008, its Vice Chair since 2015, overseeing Governance issues and participating in the Development, Planning, Programs, Governance and Talent committees. Roy joined the SCA/SCI Board in 2018, and he is the designated Child Safeguarding Trustee.
Teresa Mbagaya is a Principal at Imaginable Futures, a global impact investment firm and a venture of The Omidyar Group. Her career has impacted millions through nation-wide initiatives centered on digital education transformation and youth skills development. She was previously the Education Lead for Microsoft in East and Southern Africa, leading the deployment and implementation of learning solutions across 10 countries. As the Head of Econet Education, Teresa drove the development of Zimbabwe’s first digital education platform. Teresa is a 2021 Archbishop Tutu Fellow and a 2019 Obama Foundation Leader. She has been listed as one of 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes and was named on the Choiseul 100 Africa – The Economic Leaders for Tomorrow rankings in 2021 and 2022. Teresa is a Founding Director of Save the Children Global Ventures and serves on the global boards of Save The Children International and Save the Children Association. She also serves on the boards of Generation Kenya, Brink Foundation CIC, and has served on the advisory boards of Village Capital Communities Africa, and the Global Education Platform, under the UN Special Envoy for Global Education.