Adrian Lovett

Adrian Lovett

Europe executive director, One from June 2011

Adrian has worked for some of the UK's most prominent charities prior to his appointment Europe executive director at One, the global anti-poverty charity co-founded by U2's Bono.

He spent six years as director of campaigns & communications at Oxfam, four years as global campaign director of Save the Children International, which preceeded his appointment to One, and was deputy director of Jubilee 2000. 

At Save the Children he led the global campaign for newborn and child survival, EVERY ONE, which is active in more than fifty countries and seeks to achieve change through direct work to save lives, influencing policy makers and building a mass movement of people around the world.

During his time at Oxfam he played a leading role in the Make Poverty History coalition and led the charity's Make Trade Fair and Control Arms campaigns. 

In 2010 he was also part-time chair of the 1GOAL campaign to get millions more children in school through a partnership with governments and the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Prior to joining the sector he led a career in local commercial radio and in the office of a member of parliament.

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The opening of Parliament 2012, copyright UK Parliament

The government has renewed its commitment to provide 0.7 per cent of gross national income on aid from 2013 in the Queen's speech this morning, but a senior figure at aid charity One has warned it must be "enshrined in law" to protect the promise.

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