Terre des hommes (uk)

18.07.2018 - News

Welcoming Tricia Young, our new CEO at Terre des hommes UK

We are delighted to welcome Tricia Young as our new CEO at Terre des hommes UK. Tricia was previously director of the charity Child to Child, a post she held for eight years. 

Her work promoting and upholding children's rights gives her a wealth of experience to add to Terre des hommes’ work protecting children at risk, improving their access to healthcare, and providing emergency aid to children who need it most.

Tricia is looking forward to building on the early progress of Terre des hommes UK -

"I'm very excited to join Terre des hommes UK as the new CEO at this early point in its development. This role will capitalise on my previous experience as Director of Child to Child, which was recently awarded Social Impact Charity of the Year. During my 8 year tenure, I led award-winning programmes which catalysed children's agency to formulate solutions to extremely challenging circumstances, for example the impact of the 2014 Ebola crisis."

I am therefore delighted to learn that Terre des hommes UK and Terre des hommes’ headquarters in Switzerland will be playing a key role in the implementation of new initiatives which put children's voice, influence and agency at the heart of programme design.”

Peter Aylmer, Terre des hommes UK’s Chair of Trustees, is delighted to have Tricia on board.

Tricia brings with her a strong track record from Child to Child and has just the experience we need to develop our work promoting child rights and helping children and their families worldwide in some of the most challenging circumstances.”

“Moreover, through her role at co-chair of the Bond Child Rights Working Group she has the networks and relationships we need to establish Tdh UK as an active player in the UK child rights sector. I’m sure she’s exactly the right person to lead Terre des hommes UK through its next exciting phase.”

Tricia is looking forward to establishing Tdh UK as a key player within the child rights sector.

“There is a vibrant ecology of child rights organisations and given Terre des hommes' significant expertise, I envisage that we will make an immediate and valuable contribution to on-going debates on key issues including safeguarding and children in conflict. I am delighted to be on board!”

If you have any questions for Tricia or the team, you can find us on Twitter-


Or email at ukoffice@tdh.ch.