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Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO

Press release5 September 2022
Concern's new CEO, David Regan
Concern's new CEO, David Regan

Following an extensive recruitment process the Board of Concern Worldwide announced today the appointment of Accenture senior executive, David Regan, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

David served as a volunteer with Concern in Ethiopia in the mid-1980’s and subsequently served on the Board of Concern. David was elected as Chair of the Board and in more recent years also served as a member of the Board’s Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation committee.

He has worked with Accenture for 33 years and is a Managing Director working primarily with public sector clients globally.  Regan will take up his role with Concern in December this year.

Announcing the appointment, Chair of Concern’s Board, Donal D’Arcy said: “With a wealth of relevant experience, David has worked across many different countries and cultures and is widely respected for his leadership, commitment and professionalism. His experience with Accenture’s public sector clients around the world includes organisational strategy and transformation and major technology programmes.

“David is passionately committed to social justice, to ending global hunger and poverty and has retained a strong interest and long involvement in development and humanitarian work. Most recently David travelled to Malawi as part of Accenture’s support for Concern’s Conservation Agriculture projects there.”

Last year Concern helped 39 million people in 24 of the world’s poorest countries. It spent €217 million on emergency, livelihoods, health, nutrition and education programming as well as development education and advocacy. The organisation has 4,500 staff worldwide. David Regan will oversee and strategically manage the organisation ensuring it is as effective as possible in delivering on its mission to end extreme poverty.

David will conclude his role with Accenture over the coming months and is expected to take over from the outgoing CEO Dominic MacSorley in December.

For further information please contact Eamon Timmins, Media Relations Manager, Concern Worldwide, or 087 9880524

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