26 March 2020
Farm Africa’s Board of Trustees has appointed Dan Collison as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.
Dan has 25 years of experience gained in a range of humanitarian, emergency and development roles within organisations such as Save the Children and Christian Aid. He is currently the Director of Programmes and Advocacy with War Child. Dan will join Farm Africa in mid-May.
Mike Saxton, Farm Africa’s interim CEO, will leave on 31 March to take up the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Clean Air Fund.
John Reizenstein, Chair of Farm Africa, commented:
“I’m delighted to welcome Dan Collison to Farm Africa as our new Chief Executive. The Board looks forward to working with him and the Farm Africa team to take the organisation to the next level.
“I’d also like to thank Mike Saxton, our interim Chief Executive, for his contribution over the last few months and to wish him success at The Clean Air Fund.”
Dan Collison said: “It’s a great honour to take up this role. I'm really looking forward to joining Farm Africa's diverse and experienced team and working alongside the Board of Trustees to help the organisation innovate and grow. We have some new challenges ahead of us, and Farm Africa has such vital work to carry out. I am excited by the opportunities to come and committed to forging a better future for farmers and their communities in eastern Africa.”