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Save the Children appoints Meshel Laurie to new community building role

Save the Children is excited to announce the appointment of Meshel Laurie as the organisation’s new Head of Community Building
08 February 2019

A well-known author, comedian and media personality, Laurie’s skills, experience and passion will be invaluable to Save the Children’s work reaching the most vulnerable children in Australia and around the world. 

The newly created Head of Community Building role exists to help build a stronger community of support for children, by engaging members of the public in how they can help by getting behind Save the Children’s campaigns, advocacy and programs.

Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds said he was thrilled to have Laurie join the organisation.

When disaster strikes anywhere around the world, it’s always children who suffer most. As a child rights organisation we work to protect these children and promote their best interests, but we need a vast and engaged community behind us,” Mr Ronalds said.

This new role with Meshel will hopefully open new doors for Save the Children, reaching more people and encouraging them to get involved with Save the Children and our life-saving work. We are incredibly excited to work with Meshel and welcome her to the Save the Children team.
Laurie commenced her position as Head of Community Building in January, and in recent days travelled on a delegation to Jordan and Lebanon to see first-hand the humanitarian response supporting Syrian refugees.

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