|Alma mater||Oxford Brookes University|
Justin Forsyth, a former Special Adviser to Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (2004-2010), CEO at Save the Children (until he left under a cloud on 29 January 2016), and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF with the rank of UN Assistant Secretary-General.
On 22 February 2018, Justin Forsyth resigned from UNICEF, saying:
- "I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause."
Justin Forsyth started his career with Oxfam as a Policy Adviser on South Africa during the dying days of apartheid, a cause which had been close to his heart as an activist. At Oxfam he rose through the ranks and helped build campaigns on debt cancellation, Africa, Make Trade Fair and access to medicines. In 1995 Justin went out to Washington DC to set up Oxfam International, before returning in 1999 as Policy and Campaigns Director. He helped build Oxfam as a global campaigning force.
In 2004, Justin Forsyth was recruited to Number 10 by Tony Blair where he led efforts on poverty and climate change and was one of the driving forces behind the Make Poverty History campaign. He was to stay on under Gordon Brown, becoming his Strategic Communications and Campaigns Director, helping to use new communications strategies to reach the British public on a range of issues from knife crime to climate change.
Save the Labour Party
- "You almost have to admire Justin Forsyth’s brass neck. He is a former Gordon Brown spin chief earning a Prime Ministerial £138,000 for running Save the Children. Or, rather, transforming it into Save the Labour Party with various attack ads claiming that kids need to be rescued from wicked Conservative austerity."
- "Several of the women complained about inappropriate behaviour by Brendan. When the charity did nothing about it they threatened to make a huge fuss. Shortly afterwards it was announced that Brendan was leaving. Then we heard Justin was going as well."
|Document:Peak Kinnock||Article||19 September 2016||Craig Murray||"11,000 people saving £2 a month might not save a dying little baby, but would exactly pay the £264,000 per year salary of Neil Kinnock’s daughter-in-law Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive of Save the Children and wife of MP Stephen Kinnock. Misery for some is a goldmine for others."|
- "My last day at Save the Children"
- "Appointment as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)"
- Swinford, Steven (22 February 2018). "Justin Forsyth quits Unicef after admitting sending inappropriate text messages to female staff". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 22 February 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
- "I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause"
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