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Marie Stopes International appoints new Vice President for International Operations

Thursday 10 December 2015 Marie Stopes International Press release

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Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Marjorie Newman Williams to the organisation’s Executive Team. She will take up the role of Vice President, International Operations from January 2016.

Ms Newman Williams is currently VP Programmes and Operations at PAHO Foundation in Washington, D.C. She brings with her more than three decades of experience in international development, including key leadership roles at the Children’s Defence Fund, the Pan American Health Organisation, and UNICEF, where she served for 28 years. From 2010 to 2013, she was Chief Operating Officer at FHI360, where she worked across a range of development areas, including family planning and reproductive health.

Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International, said: “Marjorie’s appointment underscores our belief in, and commitment to, quality and consistency of delivery of our mission in the field. Not only does she bring a wealth of experience from our own and related fields, she also comes with significant experience of Operations management and organization capacity development.

“Marjorie will be charged with making our new five year strategy ‘come to life’ at country level, focusing on consistency of delivery of our channel strategies, excellence in data management and validation, and most importantly, delivery of our ambitious safe abortion, CYP, high impact and additional user goals.”

Marjorie Newman Williams said: “I am delighted to join Marie Stopes International at an exciting time. The targets the organisation has set itself for the next five years as it works to expand access to contraception and safe abortion are ambitious but achievable. I look forward to playing my part in getting us there.”

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