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Arise Trustees Share Departure of Founding CEO, Luke de Pulford

The Arise Board of Trustees shares the departure of founding CEO, Luke de Pulford, expressing their gratitude for his 7 years of leadership.


We are filled with gratitude today, as we mark the end of an era at Arise, under the exceptional leadership of our founding CEO, Luke de Pulford.


Over the last 7 years, Luke, guided by his commitment to the protection of human dignity, has crafted an institution with an irrefutable vision and an impact that far outstrips its modest size.


The Board could not be prouder of Arise and its people — a global staff and expansive frontline network, with boundless compassion and razor focused dedication to this cause.


We will always be grateful to Luke for pursuing an approach outside of the ordinary and accepted: Prevention work is not easy to demonstrate; network building does not draw a large audience; and Arise’s faith-friendliness has set us apart from many in the sector. But Arise has not relented, and our growing global footprint speaks for itself — we have begun to shift the dial in the way that people approach anti-slavery work.


Luke’s belief in the power of the frontline, and his reverence for the work of sisters, is engrained in every corner of the institution. It is upon these strong foundations that we, the Board, are excited to welcome the potential that new leadership brings.


Remaining close to Arise and the anti-slavery cause, Luke will begin a full-time role as Executive Director of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.


As Arise Co-Founder and Adviser, we look forward to continuing to work with Luke towards a world without slavery, in which the dignity of every person is respected.

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