Kirsten McWilliams

Kirsten McWilliams

Role: Corporate Partnerships Executive

Team: Strategic Partnerships team

Profile:

Within my role, I manage corporate partner funding and the relationship with corporate partners, as well as working with teams across CARE to establish new opportunities and proposals within those partnerships.

I am currently managing a joint partnership with Barclays and GSK to set up a social enterprise in Zambia called Live Well. I also manage CARE’s Emirates partnership as well as a partnership with Anglo-American, a strategic collaboration to promote and implement business practices within communities impacted by mining operations.

I joined CARE as a volunteer in the Ghana country office in 2015, working on governance strengthening and monitoring and on a programme aiming to build community empowerment in areas affected by oil, gas and mining. I moved back to the UK in 2016 to join CARE's Private Sector Engagement team in London.

After studying Graphic Design at University, I worked as an account handler for a marketing agency, and for a community theatre NGO in Vanuatu, developing and distributing educational materials on sexual, reproductive and maternal health, climate change and nutrition.

One good thing I've read

Black like Me - a true account written by the American white journalist John Howard Griffin in the early 60s during apartheid. It’s an incredible and inspirational journey about John Griffin’s decision to change the colour of his skin to experience life in the deep south as a black man.

Email: mcwilliams@careinternational.org