International Alert's CEO, Mike Young, to step down

After 18 months leading International Alert through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a clear focus on making its peacebuilding mission stronger, Mike Young has decided to move on from his role as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the end of February.

International Alert wishes Mike all the best in his future endeavours. His leadership and strategic insight leave the organisation well placed to build stronger impact and greater influence for peacebuilding.

Mike says:

It has been a great privilege to lead International Alert. Peacebuilding is needed more than ever, and International Alert has the people, knowledge, presence and voice to grow ever greater impact in the years to come.

Kathryn Tomlinson, Director of Programmes and Senait Fassil, Director of Finance and Operations will be acting as joint CEO while the Trustees take forward the recruitment process.