Every Casualty Counts announces Executive Director Transition

The Executive Director of Every Casualty Counts, Gavin Crowden, is moving on to take up a new role as Director of Advocacy at WWF UK later this month. 

Chair of Every Casualty’s Trustee Board Prof Michael Spagat, said:

We want to thank Gavin for his exceptional leadership over the last three years. He has greatly contributed to the success and growth of both the organisation and the wider field of casualty recording. With an unwavering dedication, commitment and passion for our mission, Gavin developed and embedded a strategic vision which will be invaluable as we continue to move forward. 

Every Casualty Counts’ Board has appointed Rachel Taylor, previously ECC’s Advocacy Director, as Executive Director. On this appointment, Mike said:

“Rachel was the standout option to step into the Executive Director role. She has 20 years of professional experience in this sector and worked closely with Gavin to develop ECC’s current direction. Her knowledge of the organisation and the field of casualty recording made it an easy choice”.

As she steps into the role, Rachel said:

“Gavin will be greatly missed, but I am delighted to be able to continue building on the legacy he leaves and our shared vision for the future of the organisation. I am committed to supporting those at the frontline of casualty recording and ensuring that every life lost is recognised.

On leaving ECC, Gavin Crowden said:

“It has been a real privilege to lead Every Casualty with its exceptional team, Trustees and partners for the last three years. I am particularly delighted to hand over to Rachel who is such a committed advocate for casualty recording. I know ECC is in great hands. 

I am proud of everything we have achieved together – from inspiring the first ever Human Rights Council resolution on casualty recording to growing the reach of our global Casualty Recorders Network into new conflicts and contexts. I know that ECC will continue to go from strength-to-strength”.

The Board of Trustees of ECC extends its heartfelt thanks to Gavin for his outstanding contribution to the work of the organisation, and wishes him the greatest of success in his new role. Gavin takes up his new role at WWF UK on 22 January 2024. 

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