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Oxfam’s CEO will stand down at the end of this year

Oxfam's chief executive has stepped down in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal at the charity.

Mark Goldring has said that someone else needs to "rebuild" Oxfam after it was rocked by allegations that aid workers paid for sex in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

He will leave the charity at the end of this year, but will oversee a phase of "laying strong foundations for recovery" in his remaining time in charge.

"I think that this journey will best be led by someone bringing fresh vision and energy and making a long-term commitment to see it through," he said in a statement.

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Caroline Thomson, chair of Oxfam: "Having led Oxfam successfully for five years, working with millions of people to help them escape poverty, building the international Oxfam confederation, and raising record levels of income, Mark faced the test of a lifetime managing the crisis which hit us in February and related to events before he joined.

"He rose to the immense challenge and his leadership has been invaluable through it. It is testament to his integrity and humility that Mark will see through the next few difficult months."

Goldring joined Oxfam in 2013, though had previously worked for the organisation in the 1990s as country director in Bangladesh.

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