The CHS Alliance Welcomes a New Chair

The CHS Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Tickner as the new chairperson of its board, effective 19 January 2016.

The CHS Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Tickner as the new chairperson of its board, effective 19 January 2016.

Robert is former Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in Australia, with a distinguished career at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, most recently as the Acting Under Secretary General, Partnerships. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Red Cross from 2005 to 2015.

He replaces Robert Glasser, who has stepped down to take up the position of UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Robert Tickner said: “I have long been keen to promote the voices of people affected by poverty and disaster. Through its support to organisations applying the Core Humanitarian Standard, the CHS Alliance plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian assistance around the world. I am delighted to be joining the board of this dynamic organisation and am looking forward to joining the efforts to put people experiencing vulnerability at the centre of all future responses.”