Jane Edge

“I’m a passionate change maker committed to social justice, powerful partnerships, driving impact and inspiring action through storytelling. I’ve spent most of my career in aid and development and have never seen anything more compelling than CBM Global’s work. As CEO of CBM Australia, I collaborate with colleagues and partners on both proven and innovative approaches that see millions of lives transformed each year in a growing movement to end the cycle of poverty and disability. Our focus on authentic partnership, rebalancing power and effectively combining our field programs, advisory and advocacy underpins this vital work.”

Dualta Roughneen

“I am an engineer by qualification and worked on water programmes in Afghanistan, North Korea, Sudan and Liberia, before studying human rights and working in management roles in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland since 2009. After 20 years working in international development and humanitarian action, I joined CBM Ireland as CEO in 2023 and became part of the leadership team of CBM Global. CBM Global’s three-way mode of working offers the opportunity to bring multiple perspectives to our work while maximising efficiency, but at the same time ensuring that the perspective of our Country Teams who work in partnership with organisations led by people with disabilities is front and centre, which is vital for impactful programmes.”

Edwin Osundwa

“I have over 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and monitoring development projects that promote inclusion and human rights. I have also been in management positions – leading and providing strategic leadership on advocacy, programme cycle management, organizational strengthening, building authentic partnerships, and providing advisory support on inclusion. I am enthusiastic about working together with the most marginalised to bring about positive change.”

Cristoforo Gautschi

“I worked for IBM for nearly two decades, studied marketing, and completed an Executive MBA. This was followed by years as an entrepreneur in Zurich and the surrounding area before I started working for an international Christian relief organization. In the meantime, 8 years have passed and the search for a new challenge brought me to CBM Switzerland. When activities transcend national borders, structures and procedures are required that can be managed on an international level. The federation does exactly that. CBM walks the talk. Clear words are followed by strong actions.”

Kirsty Smith
United Kingdom

“I have been lucky enough to spend my whole career working alongside inspiring and dynamic local civil society organisations to bring about structural change in their communities. Since joining CBM UK, I have really enjoyed focusing more intentionally on disability inclusion, promoting broad, systemic change that promotes disability rights, and supporting others to put inclusion into practice. CBM Global’s breadth of technical expertise, focus on authentic partnership and drive towards localisation, set us apart as an organisation that believes in putting our partners and their communities in the forefront of our efforts to bring about a fairer world.”

Murray Sheard
New Zealand

“I have been the CEO of CBM New Zealand since 2018, moving from Tearfund NZ where I led the team that brought the Ethical Fashion Guide and the Justice Conference to New Zealand. My international roles have included anti-corruption and grass-roots community development, working from London and Jerusalem. Our federation makes us stronger. Not only can we achieve things at scale, but we learn from each other, learn to work together, and make better decisions – drawing on multiple voices from across the globe. I’m proud that CBM Global wants to live our values, seeking to make sure we have authentic partnerships where people with disabilities take centre stage – and that we are asking the tough questions about how to shift power to the people we serve.”