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Heather Hamilton

Interim Executive Director, Girls Not Brides


As Interim Executive Director, Heather B. Hamilton is responsible for ensuring that Girls Not Brides delivers on its strategy and advances our collective efforts to end child marriage.

Most recently, she worked at the UNICEF Asia-Pacific Regional Office on the Public Finance for Children Initiative. Previously, she served as as Executive Director of the Connect U.S. Fund, a multi-foundation grant making initiative, and as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Citizens for Global Solutions. In these roles she led she led several coalitions and networks on global issues, including leading the Washington Working Group International Criminal Court and launching the coalition that denied John Bolton Senate confirmation as UN Ambassador. She has significant experience in organisational leadership and change management; advocacy and strategic communications; and has led numerous multi-organisational strategy and messaging initiatives on advocacy goals. She holds a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a concentration on gender in conflict. She speaks English and French.