Mark Goldring became chief executive of Oxfam GB in May 2013. The international NGO is currently working in over 55 countries around the world to tackle the injustices of poverty. It reached 15 million people in the last year alone; whether responding to emergencies, developing long-term projects for poor communities or campaigning for lasting change.
Mark has decades of experience within international development: as chief executive of VSO; in the field for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and as Oxfam's country director in Bangladesh in the early 1990s.
His most recent role was as chief executive, since 2008, of Mencap, the UK's leading disability charity. There he led the continued growth of its support services and positioned it as a leading influencer on national disability and social care policy. In recent years he has served as vice-chair of AMREF UK, the African health charity, as a board member of Accenture Development Partnerships, as chair of the board of charity Revolving Doors and as trustee of BRAC, the Bangladesh-based development agency.
Mark read law at Oxford and has a Masters in social policy and planning in developing countries from London School of Economics. He was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to tackling poverty and disadvantage.