Lou McGrath OBE appointed FABW CEO
Find A Better Way are pleased to announce the appointment of Lou McGrath OBE as the charity’s new CEO.
Lou previously served as CEO to the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) for 14 years. Under his leadership both MAG’s income and its landmine clearance programmes grew substantially. He later established MAG America in Washington DC, opening the organization’s humanitarian work to new sources of funding.
Lou was also among the founding members of International Campaign to Ban Landmines, who in 1997 received a Nobel Peace Prize medal along with campaign coordinator Jody Williams. In 2007 Lou was awarded an OBE for services to landmine clearance.
Commenting on his appointment Lou said, ‘I’ve long been an admirer of the work of Find A Better Way and I very pleased to be using my experience from the wider mine action community to support Sir Bobby’s cause. Find A Better Way funds several impressive research projects which have the potential to accelerate landmine detection and enhance the lives of landmine trauma victims. I’m looking forward to helping develop this pioneering research and working with the rest of the Find A Better Way team to help the charity reach its full potential.’
Find A Better Way chairman John Edees said, ‘We’re delighted and honoured to welcome Lou to the Find A Better Way team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, as well as an impressive network of contacts. He is highly regarded for his knowledge of landmine issues and is widely respected for his work in the mine action community. We are confident he will lead the charity to the next exciting chapter of its growth.’