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Madeline Vaughan

Madeline Vaughan is the Chief Executive Officer of Adara Development, an international development organisation with expertise in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Remote Community Development (RCD).

Madeline joined the Adara team in 2013. Before her appointment as CEO, she held the position of Senior Programmes Director. In this role she led programme strategy, planning, design and implementation, and served as a key member of Adara’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this, Madeline worked as Adara’s Communications Manager, where she relished the opportunity to share Adara’s story on a global stage.

Earlier in her career, Madeline worked as a Conference Producer for Informa Australia, running policy-based events focussed on higher education, healthcare, and ICT related industries. She also spent several months volunteering in the community of Villa El Salvador on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. As part of this, she worked with a non-profit organisation, Building Dignity, to provide after-school programmes for the community.

Madeline has extensive experience in leadership and international development. In 2019, Madeline was selected by Chief Executive Women (CEW) as one of their 2019 ‘CEW Scholars’ to undertake an Executive Education course at Harvard Kennedy School. Madeline also holds a Master of International Public Health from UNSW, which she was awarded ‘With Excellence’, and a Bachelor of International Relations (Hons 1st) from the Australian National University.