Kirsten McWilliams

Kirsten McWilliams

Role: Senior 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 partnership with GSK to set up a health focused social enterprise in Zambia called Live Well. As part of CARE’s wider partnership with GSK to improve access to health care and increase women's economic empowerment, I also manage our Africa portfolio and humanitarian programmes. 

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, designing 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