Dr Philip Goodwin has been Chief Executive of VSO since March 2015. He was previously CEO of TREEAID, an NGO working on agro-forestry in dryland Africa, and spent 11 years with British Council where he held leadership positions in Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan and Belgium. Philip has been a community development volunteer in Timbuktu, Mali. He has a PhD and MSc in environmental policy and a degree in agricultural economics.
Philip is Vice Chair of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development. He is also a trustee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, a charity that saves lives at sea. He is co-author with Tony Page of the leadership book “From Hippos to Gazelles: how leaders create leaders”.