From Episcopal News Service:
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has announced that he has appointed the Rev. Rachel Carnegie as secretary for international development, based at Lambeth Palace.
Carnegie has worked in international development since 1985. Her main focus has been on the health and development of children and young people and on responses to HIV. She has worked extensively in Asia and Africa with secular and faith-based organizations, including UNICEF, Save the Children and the Child-to-Child Trust. She most recently worked with Tearfund to support church responses to HIV, developing the role of the local church as well as promoting the global church’s voice in advocacy. In this work, she collaborated with a range of Anglican partners at provincial and diocesan levels.
"The Archbishop of Canterbury has an inspiring vision for the role of faith in development and I am thrilled at the opportunity to support his ministry in this area," said Carnegie. "Churches across the Anglican Communion play a major role in providing education and health services, in tackling poverty and responding to disasters. It will be a privilege to engage with these programs and to assist in building further partnerships with governments and the international development community."
Carnegie holds a degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in education in international development from Sussex University. Following her theological studies, she was ordained in 2004 and has since served as a non-stipendiary minister in Southwark Diocese, alongside her work in development.
She has a particular interest in facilitating dialogue among faith groups, governments and secular development agencies to build understanding on the distinctive contribution of local faith communities to development.