At Conciliation Resources we are pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of our executive management team. Tim Hansen joins us as Chief Operating Officer, and Kathryn Tomlinson starts as our new Director of Programmes.
Tim is a solicitor and engineer with international experience in financial management and strategic development. Since 2014 he has worked with various charities in London, including the British Red Cross, Bail for Immigration Detainees and Reprieve. Tim is currently Chair of a small refugee charity which he co-founded in 2015. He is looking forward to working for an organisation with “a methodology that works and a track record of real impact.”
Prior to joining the charity sector, Tim spent over ten years in project management throughout Asia and Africa with a particular focus on programme implementation, organisational management and development. He has been a long-term advocate of Conciliation Resources, and is pleased to help us continue to support people living with conflict. Tim says,
At a time when short term 'wins' are being normalised on the international stage, it is exciting to join an organisation that empowers communities and local peacemakers, gives voice to marginalised populations and advocates for change. I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented team of staff, partners and activists for peace and justice.
Kathryn has also been a supporter of Conciliation Resources for over twenty years, and is eager to work with all of our experienced programme teams. For the last five and a half years she has been Regional Director for Asia at the BBC’s International development charity, BBC Media Action, overseeing operations of six country offices. She is very much looking forward to a return to a greater focus on conflict and working in partnership to reduce violence with Conciliation Resources. Kathryn says,
I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Conciliation Resources team at such a dynamic time. I have known and admired the organisation for over twenty years, and am honoured to be able to play a role in its important, challenging work.
Kathryn has a PhD in social anthropology, gained after spending a year living in rural southern Russia with displaced Meskhetian Turks. She then worked in a number of education and conflict research roles, for research institutes, international NGOs and the UN, including fours years at the Ministry of Defence, helping the government to use social sciences to understand and talk to people. Kathryn spent a year in Aceh, Indonesia after the tsunami, working with Peace Brigades International.
We welcome them to the team and are looking forward to them sharing their diverse set of skills and experiences with us.