THP-UK Announcement: Welcoming new Country Director, Diane Gault

Oct 5, 2023 | Latest News

THP-UK Announcement: Welcoming new Country Director, Diane Gault

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Diane Gault as the Country Director of The Hunger Project-UK. 

Diane brings more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector and is passionately committed to creating a fair and just world for everyone. She is a highly accomplished fundraiser, and has led teams covering marketing and PR, communications, campaigns, digital, and membership across multiple non-profits including Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), Speakers for Schools, YoungMinds, British Association for Adoption and Fostering, and St. Giles Trust. 

Diane has excelled in delivering annual campaigns, such as National Adoption Week, in working with governments to achieve change, and in creating strong partnerships with organisations, including The Royal Foundation, which delivered the Heads Together campaign to improve mental health. 

“I am very much looking forward to working closely with Diane. She has an impressive track record as a fundraiser and in driving change and growth. I am confident that she will take our programmes like Unleashed Women to the next level, building on their already strong foundations. Diane is well positioned to elevate our visibility throughout the UK, and we are excited to welcome her to our Hunger Project family,” said Manda Lakhani, Co-Chair of The Hunger Project-UK’s Board of Trustees. 

Diane has held several Trustee roles, previously at the Prisoners’ Advice Service and currently at Gingerbread, the national charity supporting single-parent families. She holds a Joint Honours degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

“I am hugely excited to join The Hunger Project-UK, which truly transforms the lives of people experiencing hunger. I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience, alongside our amazing staff, volunteers, and Trustees, to take us to the next stage in our development, creating the step change that will enable us to reach and support many more people globally,” Diane shared. 

Diane is taking on this leadership role following outgoing Country Director Rebecca Burgess, who has worked over the last year to pioneer new initiatives for THP-UK. “We are grateful for Rebecca’s unwavering support over the last months to create a smooth transition as she departs The Hunger Project and are inspired by her commitment to always remain an advocate for our work,” shared Manda.

Diane’s appointment is effective as of October 2023, and she will be based out of London.