War on Want announces new Executive Director

4 April 2017 - 9:00am
Press release

War on Want has appointed Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth, as its new Executive Director. Asad will join the anti-poverty charity in May 2017.

Asad, who has been Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth since 2009, has over 25 years’ experience in the non-governmental and charity sector. Asad has served on the boards of Amnesty International UK, Friends of the Earth International, Global Justice Now and Newham Monitoring Project.

Commenting on his appointment, Asad said:

"It's a great honour to join the team at War on Want and be part of an organisation which has such a long and distinguished tradition of challenging the inequalities and injustices that threaten the lives and livelihoods of our fellow citizens around the world.  

"War on Want’s vision, passion and commitment to internationalism, solidarity, economic and political justice offer hope of a better world. I look forward to working with the staff, supporters, volunteers and partners of War on Want in making that a reality."

Steve Preston, Chair of War on Want, said:

"Asad has strong track record of working with grassroots social movements around the world in the fight for justice and human rights. He has proved himself to be a committed, passionate and principled leader and we look forward to him bringing his energy, ideas and leadership to bear at War on Want. We are delighted to have him on board."


Notes to editors

For further information, please contact Ross Hemingway on +44 7983 550728.

War on Want is a membership organisation of people who are committed to social justice. Tens of thousands of members, supporters and activists give their time and money to take part in War on Want’s work each year.

War on Want works in partnership with grassroots social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations to empower people to fight for their rights. It runs hard-hitting popular campaigns against the root causes of poverty and human rights violation.

War on Want’s vision is a world free from poverty and oppression, based on social justice, equality and human rights for all.


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