Seamus Jeffreson has begun his new role as Director of CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs

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(Brussels, 11/12/2013) Seamus Jeffreson has begun his new role as Director of CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs that represents over 1,800 NGOs to the EU institutions.

Seamus brings to the position over 20 years of experience in the international development sector. He joins CONCORD following 5 years in the Middle East working on humanitarian issues with International Medical Corps and CARE. He previously worked in Ethiopia with NGOs Trocaire and Cafod.  He has Brussels based experience, having spent several years working on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including some time at the European Commission.

Commenting on his new role, CONCORD President Joanna Maycock said:

“We are delighted to welcome Seamus Jeffreson as CONCORD’s new Director who brings operational experience of working for NGOs on international development in both the Middle East and Africa, as well as past experience in the EU institutions. He joins us at a crucial time as the EU Parliament and Commission are set for important changes in 2014 and the post-2015 development agenda is barely a year away. We wish him a lot of success in his new role.”

Seamus replaces outgoing director Olivier Consolo who successfully managed the organization from 2003-2013. CONCORD has grown considerably since its foundation by development NGOs in 2003, expanding both in terms of membership and in partnerships with institutions and civil society across the world. 

Seamus is a British national and speaks English and French. 

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