Jeremy Hobbs

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Jeremy Hobbs "became Executive Director of Oxfam International in October 2001, having served on the Oxfam International Board since its inception in 1996 in his capacity as Executive Director of the Australian affiliate Oxfam Community Aid Abroad. He has wide experience in advocacy, both in lobbying governments and working with the private sector, experience in many aspects of community development, and in NGO management, marketing and fundraising, both domestically and internationally.

"Jeremy was the Executive Director of Oxfam Community Aid Abroad from 1993 until 2001, having worked in a variety of roles in the organisation for ten years. He provided a strong focus on Indigenous rights and race issues in Australia and on the campaign for the rights of the people of East Timor.

"Jeremy was on the Board of the Australian Council For Overseas Aid (ACFOA) from 1997 - 2001 and was a Director Community Aid Abroad’s subsidiaries Community Aid Abroad Trading and International Development Support Services, a not-for-profit development consulting firm. He also established Community Aid Abroad’s Ethical Investment Trust and played a key role in establishing Oxfam New Zealand which was initially a subsidiary of Community Aid Abroad.

"Jeremy trained in Social Work at the University of WA, having first completed an Arts degree. Prior to joining Community Aid Abroad he worked in a neighborhood welfare agency in Perth which specialised in emergency-crisis work and community development, particularly with Aboriginal youth."[1]

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  1. OECD Jeremy Hobbs, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.