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Marie Staunton /

Chair - Crown Agents Board

Marie joined the board in January 2013, and replaced Paul Batchelor as Chair in July 2015. She has had a broad and varied career, having qualified as a lawyer she has worked on many human rights issues and as a director of a Pearson company. Most recently, she has served as Chief Executive Officer of the child-centred development agency, Plan UK.

She has been a chair and trustee of a variety of local, national and international organisations including the Disasters Emergency Committee, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Equality and Diversity Forum, Grow Up Free From Poverty Coalition and Amnesty International.