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Jo Knight announced as new CEO of AOA

December, 2021

The Anglican Overseas Aid Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jo Knight will be the next CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid, commencing February 2022.

Jo is a Christian leader and Anglican with 20 years of experience and a strong commitment to justice and sustainability.

Jo is the outgoing Advocacy Director at Tearfund and thrives on bold social justice initiatives. These have included the start-up of a youth movement fighting poverty, refugee test cases as a lawyer, leading through not-for-profit boards and management, and creating advocacy campaigns and global Church responses to the climate crisis.

She is an analytical and creative thinker and communicator, experienced in organisational strategy and operations, legal and compliance, resource generation, and engagement with Christians. She works across cultures with people in partnership for maximum impact and brings her experience as an influencer, advocate and innovator.

“AOA from its foundation has focused on connecting Anglicans in Australia with the work of the Anglican Church overseas to collectively create a more just and sustainable world for all. With aligned passions, I’m looking forward to leading AOA in the season ahead” Jo said.

“The commitment and passion of AOA’s supporters in working to achieve their vision excites me and I’m looking forward to meeting many of them as I take up the role.”

Jo is married to Peter Carolane who is the Senior Minister of Merri Creek Anglican in Melbourne’s inner north, and they have two boys, Leo and Ezra.

Jo officially commences on February 14th enabling a smooth transition with retiring CEO, the Rev. Dr Bob Mitchell.

Media enquiries can be directed to aoa@anglicanoverseasaid.org.au

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