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Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO

Dominic MacSorley has been named as the humanitarian agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from next month.

THE NEW CEO of Concern Worldwide has been named as Dominic MacSorley.

The Irish humanitarian agency announced the appointment of MacSorley as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will step into the role officially on 1 March.

Belfast-born MacSorley will succeed Tom Arnold, who recently announced his decision to step down as CEO of Concern after 11 years in office to take up his new role as chair of the Constitutional Convention.

MacSorley has worked with Concern since 1982, serving as Director of Operations for its American arm, Concern Worldwide USA, for the past decade.

Chairperson of Concern’s council (board), Frances O’Keeffe said that MacSorley has over 30 years’ experience with Concern and is passionately committed to the organisation, its ethos and its work.

In his first official statement as CEO, MacSorley said:

Poverty is on the rise as the challenging economic, environment and political conditions affect the poorest most. More than 850 million people went to bed hungry last night. This is why Concern exists: it is people reaching out to people. We value hugely the confidence our supporters show in Concern to work with those who need our help the most. Without this trust, our work would not be possible. I am delighted to accept this position.

O’Keeffe said that since the outgoing chief took over as CEO over a decade ago, Arnold has overseen “the growth of the organisation from being a very effective Irish overseas charity to one recognised as one of the world’s most impactful and influential agencies”.

She expressed her thanks to Arnold on behalf of the council of Concern for “his tireless energy and enthusiasm, his valued knowledge and experience, and his calm, measured stewardship of the organisation over the past decade”.

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