Announced: Dame Barbara Stocking
Posted on the 12th January 2018 by Anisha
Dame Barbara Stocking, former CEO of Oxfam, will be speaking at WES 2018. The title of her speech will be “Changing the world – needed now even more than ever”, something DBE Stocking has been doing throughout her entire career.
After graduating from Cambridge, DBE Stocking had a successful career working for the World Health Organisation in West Africa and in the NHS for more than 10 years. Subsequently, she was appointed as the Chief Executive of Oxfam in 2001, which she run steadily, becoming a key figure in some of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Under her mandate, Oxfam was a crucial contributor in tackling the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the aftermath of natural disasters such as the South-Asian tsunami and the Pakistan earthquake. After running Oxfam for 12 years, she stepped down in 2013 and became president of the Murray Edwards College in Cambridge.
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