Terre des Hommes is delighted to announce the appointment of Delphine Moralis as the organisation’s new Secretary General.

Delphine is currently Secretary General of Missing Children Europe, where she has worked since 2008 and held the Secretary General position since 2013. She has worked in the NGO sector since 2002 with policy and public affairs roles at Child Focus and the European Youth Forum, and will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to Terre des Hommes.

Delphine is also a member of advisory boards for both the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons at the University of Portsmouth and Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction. She was Secretariat manager of the Europol-chaired European Financial Coalition against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children between 2011 and 2015, and remains active of the Coalition’s Steering Group.

Lysiane André, Chair of the Terre des Hommes International Board, said: “I am very pleased that Delphine has taken up the leadership of the Terre des Hommes International Federation. Her long commitment to defending children’s rights, her vast experience in non-profit management and her profound understanding of child protection will be an invaluable contribution to our network.

“The immense challenges faced by children in today’s world mean we must take our organisation to the next level, and we are fortunate that Delphine has accepted this task.”

Delphine has an impressive track record in effective advocacy and campaigning and has led various successful pan-European awareness campaigns – one of which won the 2017 Creative Belgium Award. She holds an Advanced Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Leuven and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Ghent.

Delphine will begin her role at Terre des Hommes in January 2018, and will be based in the organisation’s Brussels office.

Terre des Hommes would like to warmly thank the outgoing Secretary General Ignacio Packer for his dedication and leadership since he first took the position in 2012, and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.