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Job title : HelpAge Chief Executive Officer

Description : Toby Porter is the Chief Executive of HelpAge International, a global network of organisations working to help older women and men claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty in older age. Toby has dedicated his career to humanitarian and development assistance. He joined HelpAge in October 2013, overseeing the development and approval of its new 2020 Strategy. In his time to date, Toby has visited HelpAge projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Philippines, Haiti, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Nepal. In June 2014, Toby accepted an invitation to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing for 2014-16. The focus of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing in the current term is to "capitalise on the economic opportunities presented by an ageing population by encouraging business and governments to adopt age-friendly practices". Toby has represented HelpAge International at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he was part of a High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers that has delivered a set of recommendations for 2016’s World Humanitarian Summit.

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