New Canaan Resident Named Save The Children Board Chair

A resident of New Canaan has been named as the new Board Chair of international humanitarian organization Save the Children.

Brad Irwin, resident of New Canaan and new Board Chair of Save the Children

Brad Irwin, resident of New Canaan and new Board Chair of Save the Children

Photo Credit: Save the Children

The organization is just starting its 100th anniversary year, and Brad Irwin, New Canaan resident and former President and CEO of Welch’s, has been elected as chair of the board of trustees in the United States.

Irwin served for nearly 10 years as the CEO of global packaged goods company Welch’s before retiring. He also served as President of Cadbury North America, a $1.5 billion division of a leading global confectionary company.

“Brad is a highly respected and accomplished business leader. We believe his business acumen and strategic insights from having worked across global markets and cultures will be a tremendous asset to Save the Children as we continue to grow and innovate,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, in a press release.  “We are thrilled to have Brad, a long-time dedicated and passionate supporter of Save the Children, lead our board as we enter our next century of work for children.”

Irwin’s roles over the past two decades have primarily centered around increasing responsible marketing efforts and general management. Irwin, who has been working with Save the Children for many years, hopes to improve efficiency through his new position.

“I have been closely involved with Save the Children for many years. It is a trusted brand that delivers proven results for children,” Irwin said. “I am excited to lead the board at a time when the organization is not only looking back at the remarkable milestones achieved for children in its 100-year history, but also looking forward at new approaches to becoming a more agile, effective and efficient organization. 

"I am honored to take on this new role, and I’m ready to get to work with Carolyn and my fellow board members.”

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