Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Christian Aid

In just three years since becoming Christian Aid’s CEO, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi has made a transformational impact on Christian Aid and the wider sector, being a passionate, eloquent and effective advocate for the people we serve. Christian Aid’s first CEO of African descent, Amanda is a passionate global campaigner for dignity, equality and justice for all and is a leading voice in rallying the UK development sector to much-needed change. She has created a visionary new strategy, led an organisational transformation programme, delivered a race and diversity review to highlight the lived experiences of Christian Aid staff and institutional racism, driving change where the organisation has fallen short. She’s done all this while inspiring the staff team to deliver exceptional results in a hugely challenging environment. Amanda’s zeal and commitment to enabling those from affected communities to speak up for themselves has gained her respect and recognition through her increasing public profile, which has included appearing on BBC’s Any Questions and even a coveted spot on Desert Island Discs. In a short time, Amanda has wrought hugely positive change to the charity and made a significant contribution to the sector and British public life.