Chris Clarke resigns as CEO

29 Jun 2017 by World Vision New Zealand
Chris Clarke resigns as CEO
After seven and a half years leading World Vision New Zealand, today CEO Chris Clarke resigned.  

Upon making the announcement, Clarke said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve for the past seven and half years as CEO of World Vision New Zealand.  It has been a job that I have loved - because of the work we do transforming the lives of the most world’s most vulnerable children; the inspirational people who work for World Vision; and the hundreds of thousands of generous Kiwis who do what they can to make a real difference in the lives of so many across the globe.”

World Vision New Zealand Board Chairman Peter McClure said: “Over his tenure, Chris has made a significant contribution to World Vision, as well as to the lives of millions of people across the world. He has brought vision, compassion and dedication to his role, and has grown World Vision so that we can have an even bigger impact on the most vulnerable children we seek to serve. 

“The Board joins me, as well as World Vision staff, volunteers and our many supporters around New Zealand, in thanking Chris for his commitment and the impact that his leadership has had on the people and communities with whom we work around the world.  We will miss Chris, but we are confident that he is leaving us in a strong position, ready to move forward into an exciting future.”

Chris will finish with World Vision on 31 July 2017. Recruitment to fill the CEO role will begin in due course.

Chloe Irvine, Head of External Affairs, World Vision New Zealand  |  ​+64 22 340 4271