INTRAC is delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Emerson as Chief Executive. We are convinced that Jim will provide strong leadership for INTRAC as we reinforce our focus on ensuring civil society is locally led and supported.

INTRAC has been supporting civil society to challenge poverty and injustice since 1991. Jim joins us as we grow and expand our international network and partnerships and use our collective experience to achieve real change.

Carolyn Miller, Chair of INTRAC, said: “Our work to support strong local civil society remains crucial in the face of increasing pressure throughout the world. I look forward to working with Jim in our aim to significantly increase local ownership and voice and enable global connections and networks”.

Jim has extensive senior experience in international development and a passion for supporting and strengthening civil society. He has worked at a senior level in Save the Children, VSO, Plan and Child Fund Alliance. He has also supported national NGOs, worked at community level and has wide consulting experience.

I am delighted to work with INTRAC and to build on the excellent work of those who have contributed to its success over the last three decades.  The challenges we face today at local, national and global levels require the engagement of a robust and resilient civil society.  INTRAC works with citizens around the world to strengthen their personal and institutional capacities to produce sustainable and justly distributed improvements in their lives – I look forward, in my new role, to collaborating and connecting with the many individuals and organisations working on the same mission.

Jim Emerson on his appointment as INTRAC Chief Executive

Jim will take up his role in October. He will lead a strong team of staff and associates. Helen Mealins steps down as Chief Executive at the end of September and we will thank her formally nearer the time.