Penny Richards

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"Penny spent many years working in foreign news at the BBC. Her last role was as the Asia-Pacific Bureaux Editor, during which time she was responsible for the BBC's news coverage of half the world’s population. She spent much of her time in areas where War Child's work is most crucial.

"More recently has been the COO for The Elders, a group of independent former world leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan, working together for peace and human rights. Before that she was the head of communications and advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. Currently Penny is the Director the Institute of Masters of Wine, based in London."[1]


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  1. War Child Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 22, 2015.