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Howard Taylor is Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, an innovative public-private partnership and fund launched by the UN Secretary-General.

Howard has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US. He has built government teams, led a global corporate foundation, established a creative social enterprise, and led a UN-hosted global partnership – all to improve the lives of millions of people.

As Vice-President and Managing Director of the Nike Foundation, Howard was the driving force behind the successful spin-out of Girl Effect as an independent, creative social enterprise that uses the power of media to unlock the power of girls.

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 and led DFID’s largest country programmes in India and Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, he co-chaired the Development Assistance Group, responsible for coordinating the most impactful investment of over $3 billion/year of development finance.

Howard is a Board member of the WeProtect Global Alliance and a member of the Halving Global Violence Task Force.

He is married with two children and enjoys sports, arts, politics, and pursuing inspirational ideas that can change the world.

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