David Hammond, new Executive Director
The ECLT Foundation is pleased to announce that David Hammond has joined the Foundation as the new Executive Director as of October 2017. David brings a wealth of practical and managerial experience in human rights, public international law, international development and responsible business practices. Under his direction the ECLT Foundation will chart a new course to transform and increase the impact of our work globally.
“We’re delighted to welcome David as our new Executive Director to lead the next strategic phase for ECLT. David has an unusual background with many achievements and significant contributions to the lives of others,” said Kirsty Green-Mann, Vice President of the ECLT Board. “We’re confident that David will bring a new energy and perspective to ECLT, helping to further impact and focus and ultimately the life opportunities for young people and children in agricultural communities.”
A non-practising English Barrister, former military seafarer and retired Royal Marines’ Officer, David founded the leading organisation for maritime human rights, ‘Human Rights at Sea’, in 2014. He has published extensively on business and human rights and other public international, human rights, maritime and criminal law matters. His work has been recognised by UK Government, the UN and European institutions for which he has various worked for, and alongside.
David confirmed his commitment to leading the Foundation, saying, “At the beginning of a new period of growth and transformation, I greatly look forward to leading the ECLT Foundation, and prioritising the transparency and impact of our work at all levels against child labour, to bring about sustainable change for children and their families in tobacco-growing communities.”
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