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British Red Cross appoints former Guardian Digital Editor Polly Curtis as new Director of Media

5 January 2017

The British Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Polly Curtis to the position of Director of Media.

Polly has joined the British Red Cross after 15 years at the Guardian, where she most recently held the role of Digital Editor. She has extensive journalistic experience as a correspondent writing about education, health and reporting from Westminster and as an editor in breaking news, digital-storytelling and directing a large newsroom.

Polly Curtis said: "I am thrilled to have joined the British Red Cross as Director of Media. The charity has such an incredible heritage and works at the heart of some of the biggest issues of our time, from the refugee crisis to providing health and social care support in the UK. Its founding principle of providing humanitarian support to people on a neutral and independent basis is both desperately needed at the moment and something I can feel hugely proud to work for. I am immensely excited and privileged to be a part of such a dynamic team.”

Zoe Abrams, Executive Director of Communications and Engagement at the British Red Cross said: “We are delighted to welcome Polly into the newly created role of Director of Media at the British Red Cross. She is a key appointment for us and will be instrumental in leading us in our ambitions to become an ever more responsive and digital media operation."




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.