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Appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development

Friday 19 June 2015 Marie Stopes International Press release UK

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Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development.

Megan, as Director of Programme Development at MSI, is currently responsible for advancing strategic engagement and new business development across MSI’s global partnership. She brings to her new role over 12 years of progressive experience designing and implementing donor-funded development programmes globally.

As MSI completes our current five-year strategy and looks to 2020, Megan’s appointment underscores the growing focus of our organisation on delivering ever-more sustainable services, of high-quality and at scale, to those who need them most.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International said, “Over her three years with us, Megan has shown exemplary leadership, proving instrumental in forging strategic partnerships and driving our resource mobilisation strategy. Her vision for the future, her proven drive and tenacity, demonstrated in the field and in our support offices, will be a major strength for the organisation as we prepare to deliver on our promise to the future: to double our impact and serve 40 million women by 2020.”

Megan has held multiple strategic, programmatic and technical management roles including long-term field positions in Uganda and Tanzania, and leadership roles in Paris, Washington and London. 

She has provided technical support to more than 32 countries across Africa and Asia and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution.

Megan will take up her new role effective 01 July. She takes over the post from Michael Holscher, Deputy CEO and Director, Strategy and Development, who is moving on to PSI in Washington, DC. She will be based in MSI’s London support office.

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