Dr Howard Taylor
Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children - Safe to Learn, USA
Dr Howard Taylor is Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. Howard has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US, where he has led a global corporate foundation, established a creative social enterprise, and built government teams; all to measurably improve the lives of millions of people. As Vice-President and Managing Director of the Nike Foundation, Howard led the development and delivery of the foundation's strategy, programmes, partnerships and advocacy. He was the driving force behind the successful spin-out of Girl Effect as an independent, creative social enterprise that uses branded mass and social media, technology and data to change behaviours and tackle negative social norms. Prior to Nike, Howard held senior roles across the UK Government, including at the Department for International Development (DFID), Cabinet Office and Foreign Office. He was Chief of Staff to two Secretaries of State for International Development and led DFID’s largest country programmes in India and Ethiopia. Howard serves on the Boards of Mercy Corps (Europe) and the WePROTECT Global Alliance. Howard was a student at the University of Southampton and went on to receive a PhD in Economics from the University of London.