Marie Stopes International is a tax exempt, not for profit organisation, registered as a charity (No. 265543) in England. It is also a company limited by guarantee (No. 1102208 – registered in England and Wales). There are no shareholders.
A proportion of any surpluses generated by the Marie Stopes International’s clinics in the UK and Austria, and by Options Consultancy Services (a wholly own subsidiary) go to support Marie Stopes International’s work in the developing world.
The Marie Stopes International Global Partnership
Since being founded, Marie Stopes International has worked with, and funded, local country Partners. Marie Stopes International helps to establish these Partner organisations and works closely with them to achieve the Goal, Mission and Vision. This global network of Partner programmes is known as the Marie Stopes International global partnership.
Many Partner organisations have a small five to seven member board. Day-to-day operational management is vested in the Country Director who is supported by a small support office team.
By sharing expertise, lessons learnt and best practices from around the world, and by innovating constantly, Marie Stopes International and its Partners are making a global impact and are improving the lives of millions of women, men and children each year.
CEO, Marie Stopes International Global Partnership
MSc Intl Pol Econ, BA Econ
Mr Dana Hovig has worked for over 20 years extensively in the development and running of family planning organisations and programmes.
As Chief Executive, Dana Hovig manages Marie Stopes International programmes in 40 countries including clinical services, social franchising, clinical outreach programmes, contraceptive social marketing, project management, advocacy and consultancy.
After completing a postgraduate degree in international economics at the London School of Economics, Mr Hovig joined the Peace Corps and subsequently lived in West Africa for five years in small villages working with women’s cooperatives and small businesses.
During the early nineties, Mr Hovig joined Population Services International. He lived in Pakistan as PSI Country Director for four years, where he started and managed a large reproductive health clinic social franchising programme. In 2003 he joined Options, Marie Stopes International’s consultancy subsidiary as Managing Director, where he remained until joining Marie Stopes International as Deputy Chief Executive in 2005.
Mr Hovig was appointed Chief Executive in January 2007 and took over from former Chief Executive and founder of Marie Stopes International, Dr Tim Black CBE, who retired in December 2006 to become a Trustee of the Marie Stopes International Board of Directors.
Read Dana Hovig’s foreword to our Global Impact Report 2010
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