Sue Turrell

Chair of Trustees (Interim)

Sue Turrell
“I’m a passionate feminist and have had the privilege of supporting women around the world to fight for and gain their rights for much of my career. The Circle works with some incredible women and local women’s organisations across the globe, all working together in sisterhood to making real change to women’s lives through speaking out and practical support. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to The Circle’s growth in its impact and reach.”

Sue Turrell has over 30 years of experience of the international development sector. She spent over a decade living and working in Africa and the Middle East focusing on research, teaching and training projects. She has worked for a range of UK INGOs, managing programmes, leading programme quality improvements, institutional fundraising and improving impact in fragile states.

Sue has held positions in Christian Aid and Education Action managing international programmes and led operations at the Start Network. As the CEO for Womankind Worldwide, she grew the organisation financially as well as its influence and impact. At Oxfam Great Britain and International, Sue managed programmes and led the organisation through a major change process designed to shift more power and decision making to the global south and away from northern. Sue has sat on the board of trustees of People in Aid, Bond and INTRAC.

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