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Officers & Members

We would like to recognise and thank the thoughtful parliamentarians who have joined the APPG for Aid Match, and who care about delivering more direct aid to those who are battling desperate poverty, to achieve better aid value for taxpayers’ money.

Chair
Alex Sobel MP
Labour

Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 

Co-chair
Lord Desai
Non-affiliated

Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics

 

Vice-Chair
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Scottish National Party

Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Mental Health

 

Vice-Chair
Baroness Cox
Crossbench

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) – Founder and CEO

Vice-Chair
James Daly MP
Conservative

Justice Committee, Down Syndrome Bill member

Vice-Chair
Tobias Ellwood MP
Conservative

Defence Committee Chair, Committee on Arms Export Controls member 

Vice-Chair
Preet Gill MP
Labour

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Vice-Chair
Chris Law MP
Scottish National Party

International Development Committee, Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact Member 

Vice-Chair
Lord Londesborough
Crossbench

Entrepreneur with trade and investment expertise on developing countries

Vice-Chair
Lord Northbrook
Conservative

Fortune Forum Charity Trustee

Vice-Chair
Lord Randall of Uxbridge
Conservative

Human Trafficking Foundation Trustee and Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair
Lord Shinkwin
Conservative

Former Equality and Human Rights Commissioner

Members

Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench

International Relations and Defence Committee member 

Fabian Hamilton MP
Labour

Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Lord Parekh
Labour

Former Commissioner for Racial Equality 

Virendra Sharma MP
Labour

International Development Committee member 

Baroness Wheatcroft
Crossbench

Former Finance Bill Sub-Committee member

Baroness Young of Hornsey
Crossbench

Former Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee member

The wider the base of parliamentarians, the more we can convincingly argue for more concrete and cost-effective aid, helping to widen the ‘good aid’ camp in both Houses.

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT varying from ‘low maintenance’ solidarity as a member to engaged leadership as an officer. In order to keep APPG meetings to a useful minimum, our strategy is to interact with powerful parliamentary activities outside of somewhat inconvenient meetings. You are the eyes and ears of the Group!

Member No obligatory APPG meeting attendance, this is voluntary. As member you are endorsing the Group’s aim of calling on Government to ‘Scale up aid matching programmes, notably UK Aid Match’. You will be gently notified of upcoming relevant parliamentary activities parliamentary – joining as per your inclination/convenience.

Super-member Same expectations as member but agree to enlist at least one more Parliamentarian at any level, this is a high impact action to create a critical mass of support.

Vice-Chair As an officer you seek to participate in quarterly meetings to help form the quorate, diary permitting, and thereby guide the Group’s strategy. You will be gently requested to join relevant parliamentary activities parliamentary and/or initiate various parliamentary actions.

Co-Chair Same expectations as Vice-Chair but sharing the role of meeting chair to help achieve cross party leadership, as well as providing additional office coordinating support by way of liaising with the various offices. The Secretariat shall prep all required documents, compile meeting minutes, plan and coordinate parliamentary actions.