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Andrew McCracken appointed Global Director of WaterAid International

Andrew McCracken has been appointed as Global Director of WaterAid International – he brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in development and social change for over 20 years..

Andrew McCracken is currently Chief Executive of Community Foundation for Northern Ireland – the largest independent grant maker in Northern Ireland, where he has been for 6 years. Prior to that, he worked at the development organisation Tearfund for 13 years, including three years as their Global Fundraising Director.

He is also on the Board of Oxfam Ireland and is Chair of CO3, the membership organisation for voluntary sector leaders in Northern Ireland. He will join WaterAid International in February 2021.

WaterAid International was formed in 2010 to support the members of the WaterAid family in working effectively together. Current members are the UK, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. Its responsibilities include overseeing global strategy and governance.

Commenting on his appointment,  Andrew McCracken said:

“I am delighted to be joining WaterAid International as Global Director. I have long admired its efforts to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere and look forward to continuing the hard work to achieve this.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with members of WaterAid’s federation and help achieve their life-saving work.”

Maureen O’Neill, Chair of the Board of WaterAid international, said:

“We are thrilled to appoint Andrew as the Global Director of WaterAid International. Andrew impressed us with his experience and grasp of the subtlety of this role, balancing relational intelligence, strategic intelligence and a depth of insight into the WaterAid federation.

“His dedication to development and social change will undoubtedly contribute to our success in achieving our goals, and we look forward to working with him to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water by 2030.”

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