Paul Brown

Chief Executive Officer

A long term child sponsor Paul Brown joined ChildFund in 2004. Paul has always focused on helping children in need, including volunteering on Radio Lollipop at Starship Children’s Hospital for more than five years. Paul sponsors children in Kenya and Timor-Leste.

My responsibilities involve overseeing our New Zealand operation to ensure that it runs smoothly, is always focused on our main aim of putting children’s needs first and foremost, and that the funds we receive are put to the best possible use. I’m responsible for setting and delivering our overall strategy – where and how we work.

My typical week involves listening to lots of people - getting updates from our team about our work and impact, briefings with our Board, meetings with Government officials and phone calls with our partners in Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya and Zambia.

Every day is different and brings a wide variety of conversations. There are also lots of conversations with sponsors which I love – it’s great to hear about the changes sponsors have seen in their sponsored children.