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British Red Cross appoints Martin Halliwell as new Chief Finance Officer

30 August 2016

Text reads Refusing to ignore people in crisis

The British Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Halliwell to the role of Chief Finance Officer.

Martin joins the British Red Cross from Unilever in Vietnam where he held the role of Vice President of Finance. Prior to this, he held global senior roles with Unilever, Alberto Culver, Kingfisher and Procter & Gamble. He combines his corporate experience with a commitment to social impact through his contribution to Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan. Martin qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloittes and has an MBA from the Open University.

Martin Halliwell said: “It is a huge privilege to be joining the British Red Cross. A charity uniquely dedicated to helping people in crisis both at home and overseas. My wife is a volunteer for the British Red Cross, so I already have some understanding about the important lifesaving work they do.”

Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin Halliwell to the British Red Cross as our new Chief Finance Officer. This role is not only about financial leadership, but also the strategic development of the organisation. We feel Martin’s excellent mix of skills, experience and commitment to cross-sector learning mean he’ll be an excellent addition to the British Red Cross.”

Martin will join the British Red Cross on 23rd October 2016.



Notes to editors

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.