Oxfam has poached the man who oversaw a 50% rise in WaterAid’s corporate income to lead its own foray into the business world, hoping he can do the same for the poverty fighting organisation.
Dave Hillyard will take up the role of philanthropy and partnerships director next month and succeeds Juliet Chalmers, who left last summer. Hillyard will manage a team of over 30.
He worked at WaterAid for over three years and during his tenure, WaterAid achieved a 50 per cent growth in income.
Prior to that, Hillyard worked in senior partnership management roles with Earthwatch Institute International and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
One of his first tasks will no doubt be to see how the charity’s direct marketing agency Lida can assist him in boosting Oxfam’s coffers. The agency was appointed account last year, following a three-way pitch alongside Rapp and Atomic London. The business was previously held by WPN Chameleon.
Oxfam GB director of fundraising Tim Hunter said: “This is a critical role that will drive forward our partnerships and income growth from others who, like Oxfam, want to fight poverty, suffering and injustice around the world.”
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