Published: February 2016

Sand Dams Worldwide announces the appointment of David Jordan, former Executive Director of Operations at the Environment Agency (2008-2015) as our new Chair...

We're proud to announce the appointment of David Jordan OBE, former Executive Director of Operations at the Environment Agency (2008-2015) as our new Chair.

David has already been involved with Sand Dams Worldwide for the past five years, as a donor and a business mentor to Executive Director, Simon Maddrell. He brings a strong track record in operational delivery, change management, strategic development and leadership from a variety of Executive and board-level roles.

David says:

"I have watched Sand Dams Worldwide develop and expand over the years and it is a thrill to see something so positive and sustainable grow. There is so much more that Sand Dams Worldwide can do for soil and water conservation on a global scale and I look forward to taking it to the next stage. Sand dams may be a traditional solution but they are an extremely effective one and together with sustainable agriculture and livestock management, more and more lives can be saved and transformed." 

"There are exciting times ahead for Sand Dams Worldwide - the Board Members, staff, partners and I have a great deal of work to do to ensure more people can benefit from Sand Dams Worldwide's solutions."

David replaced Stephen Owen, who was Chair of Sand Dams Worldwide from its foundation in 2002 to 2015, where he oversaw the expansion of Sand Dams Worldwide’s overseas programmes, an 11% year-on-year increase in charitable expenditure, as well as reduction of our core costs.