Jimmy Innes joined Lepra as CEO in December 2021.
From 2017 to 2021 Jimmy was the CEO of Action on Disability and Development (ADD), an international charity working for disability rights and inclusion in five countries of Africa and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).
Previous to his time at ADD, Jimmy was responsible for programme delivery in Africa and Asia at Options Consultancy Services, working in the fields of maternal, reproductive and newborn health. He has also been a Country Director for BBC Media Action in Tanzania, and Restless Development in Uganda. He holds an MA in African Studies (from the School of Oriental and African Studies) and a BA in Geography with Development Studies (from the University of Sussex).