Inter Pares is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Kiddell and Samantha McGavin as Co-Executive Directors of the organization. They replace outgoing Co-Executive Directors Rita Morbia and Kathryn Dingle.
As a feminist organization, Inter Pares has a horizontal co-management structure where all staff earn the same base salary and major decisions are made by consensus. As part of this model, Inter Pares selects its Executive Directors from among current staff, rather than recruiting newcomers into these roles.
Charlotte Kiddell joined Inter Pares in 2018 as Fundraising Program Manager, with a wealth of experience in community organizing and advocacy. “Inter Pares has introduced me to a global community of activists and changemakers, of which I am honoured to be a part. I look forward to deepening my engagement with our counterparts and allies in this new role,” Charlotte said.
Samantha McGavin has been with Inter Pares since 2002, contributing her skills and knowledge in several roles, most recently as a Burma program manager, and previous to that as Fundraising Manager and then Communications Director. “It’s a privilege to be part of many feminist and social justice movements through Inter Pares,” Samantha affirmed. “I look forward to contributing in new ways to this important work in Canada and around the world.”
Charlotte and Samantha will each retain their current program management responsibilities, while expanding their representation of Inter Pares. Rita remains with Inter Pares as a co-manager, focusing on her collaboration with counterparts in Sudan, the Philippines, and Canada. Kathryn has moved on from Inter Pares, and we wish her all the best in this new chapter.
Amanda Dale, Chair of the Board of Directors added, “We are deeply grateful to Rita and Kathryn for their leadership, collaboration and their commitment to Inter Pares’ mission. It is a comfort to know Rita's contribution will remain a part of our programming. We also enthusiastically welcome Charlotte and Samantha to their new roles, and look forward to seeing what their fresh perspectives will add to the promising future of our work to globalize equality.”