Options today announced the appointment of James Harcourt as its new Managing Director.
James previously was Vice President for Partnerships and Philanthropy at MSI Reproductive Choices, which he re-joined in 2019 after a period in the Leadership Team at The National Lottery Community Fund. Prior to this, he spent 14 years at MSI in a variety of increasingly senior roles, including Vice President for Partnerships and Philanthrophy and Director of USAID programmes. He brings a wealth of international development, programmatic, technical and leadership experience to the role.
Announcing the appointment, Chair of Options’ board, John Sayers, said:
“I am delighted to welcome James Harcourt as the new Managing Director of Options taking over from Jo Elms who has recently retired. James brings to Options a wealth of experience within our sector in his previous roles within MSI and The National Lottery Community Fund.”
Responding to his announcement, James Harcourt said:
“I have been aware of Options’ work over many years and always had enormous admiration for the organisation, its people and its expertise. Options quite rightly has a reputation for excellence: in technical capability, in innovation, and in partnership and delivery. I’m really proud to be joining a team of such talented, committed people at such an important time for both the company and the sector.”