The Executive Board is the main decision-making group within VSO. It meets regularly, holding responsibility for quarterly setting and reviewing of objectives, budgets and the ultimate strategic direction of VSO.
Dr Philip Goodwin
Dr Philip Goodwin joined VSO as Chief Executive in March 2015. Prior to taking up this position, he was Chief Executive of TREE AID from June 2010, where he lead the expansion of programme work into Ethiopia and Niger, doubling the overall number of beneficiaries the organization reaches. He was also with the British Council for more than a decade, conducted research into poverty issues with the Overseas Development Institute and was a community development volunteer in Mali.
Executive Director, Programmes
Donne joined VSO in 2012 as regional director for Southern Africa, having spent the previous 10 years with Habitat for Humanity International in South Africa. She was appointed as director of Africa Group in November 2013, moving to her current executive director role in 2015, and is based in Pretoria.
Executive Director, Financial and Corporate Services
Graham joined VSO in 2014, bringing with him 25 years of international financial experience gained in multinational, multi site blue chip companies. Most recently as Executive Vice President and CFO, Graham has led strategic planning exercises in several companies. His broad portfolio of responsibilities is instrumental to the successful delivery of VSO's internal transformation agenda as well as its ability to function effectively.
Executive Director, People and Organisational Development
Kathryn joined VSO in early 2010. She was appointed to her current position in July 2015 and has responsibility for human resources, organisational learning and international volunteering.
Executive Director, Business Development
Andrew joined VSO in 2016 bringing over 20 years of experience working in international development, most recently as CEO at SolarAid. In the course of his career, Andrew has worked on public health and community development projects in a range of countries including Ethiopia and Tanzania; he was the start-up CEO of Street Child United, a global campaign for the rights of street children; director of development at International Alert; and, fittingly, started his international development career as a volunteer.