New Director, Caroline Nursey
The BBC World Service Trust this month welcomes Caroline Nursey as its new Director.
Caroline Nursey joins the BBC World Service Trust from Oxfam GB where she has held a range of Director-level roles based both at Oxfam HQ and in the field.
"I'm delighted to have Caroline join us at this important new stage of the BBC World Service Trust's development" says Chair Nigel Chapman. "She is joining the charity at the start of its tenth anniversary year, so the timing provides both a great opportunity to celebrate a decade of creative and innovative projects engaging media to create better lives, and to steer a steady course into the future."
"Caroline's combination of fundraising, strategic and financial skills, along with her hands-on experience of development projects in various parts of Africa and the Middle East made her the outstanding applicant in a very strong field," Chapman adds.
In addition to seven years' experience at Oxfam, Caroline Nursey led the World University Service for six years, and before that was Head of Overseas Projects at Y Care International. She has a further ten years of experience in education, mostly with the VSO in Tanzania and the UK.
Caroline says of her new role: "I first came to value the work of the BBC World Service Trust when I was based in Sudan and I encountered its Lifeline Radio project in Darfur. What struck me then was the critical role media can play in helping communities get the information they need first to survive and then to thrive. Thanks to its wide-ranging and highly creative projects millions of people are better placed to shape their own futures through access to engaging media. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead such an able and talented organisation into this its second decade."