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ChildFund Appoints Kevin Hyland O.B.E. as its new Chief Executive Officer
May 21, 2018

Mr Hyland takes up his new role having served with distinction as the United Kingdom’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Kevin Hyland. Photo Credit: Santa Marta Group

Dublin, 21st May, 2018: ChildFund Ireland 

ChildFund Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Hyland as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Kevin is a renowned international specialist in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. His expertise has been shaped by 30 years’ experience as an officer in London’s Metropolitan Police Service, notably, as head of the Human Trafficking Unit.

In 2014, Kevin was appointed as the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner by Theresa May, serving with distinction, before stepping down recently to undertake his new role with ChildFund. In 2015, Kevin was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.), acknowledging his outstanding service in combating human trafficking.

ChildFund is delighted to welcome Kevin into his role as CEO at this exciting and important time, as we look to realise the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals to end violence and exploitation of children by 2030.

Promoting children’s rights and campaigning for policies that protect children, on the global stage, is a fundamental aspect of ChildFund’s work. In his role as Commissioner, Kevin has garnered extensive experience as an international advocate for human rights, speaking at important gatherings, and meeting many influential leaders, including Pope Francis.

Kevin played a pivotal role in the creation of the Santa Marta Group, a powerful body comprising International Law Enforcement Agencies, NGO’s, Civil Society organisations, and the Church, dedicated to fighting human trafficking.

Whilst having traversed the globe in his high profile and distinguished international career, Kevin is no stranger to Ireland, his ancestral home. He brings this familiarity, along with an extensive knowledge of Civil Society and a wealth of experience, to his new role at ChildFund.

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