CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with faith-based education nonprofit, Edify, announce the appointment of Myles Harrison to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
Myles joins Edify having extensive strategic and operational experience across four different continents, most recently as International Director for London-based Tearfund. There, Myles led the Christian charity’s international work in approximately 50 countries and managed a budget of $95M, a staff of 500 and more than 210 partner organizations. He was also responsible for the COVID 19 response in more than 40 countries.
Prior to Tearfund, Myles spent 20+ years at World Vision International, leading country operations in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, and Azerbaijan, and regional operations in Australia and East Africa. He also served as Director of Global Strategy, where he led strategic operations planning and implementation for World Vision’s 70 countries.
“Following 12 years and a recent season of wonderful growth, Edify needed an operational leader to improve our processes and prepare us for future expansion,” said Tiger Dawson, Edify’s co-founder and Chief Executive Offer. “CarterBaldwin brought us an outstanding slate of candidates from around the world and after a number of rounds of interviews, prayer and much discernment we chose Myles Harrison. I couldn’t be more excited to have Myles join the team! He has great experience, a wonderful skill set and is passionate about Christian transformation. Our experience with CarterBaldwin was more than positive and the results of their search were outstanding.”
As Chief Operating Officer, Myles will report directly to Tiger and play an instrumental role in helping Edify lay the operational foundation and structure to continue to scale ambitious growth and impact as well as optimize its training/lending/technology core offerings to partner schools.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Myles earned his MBA in Business Administration from Eastern University, and his BS in Management Studies and Operational Research from the University of Leeds.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Edify works with Christian schools to improve and expand education in developing countries. Around the world, independent schools are started by everyday women and men who are passionate about education and their communities but lacking in financial support. Edify offers three key resources to school owners and leaders to build long-lasting sustainability, grow their student base, and provide a quality education: Training to equip school leaders to develop Christ-centered and sustainable schools; loan capital to expand and improve school facilities; and education technology to enhance learning outcomes and employability. Edify partners with 46 organizations in 11 countries worldwide, including Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Northeast India, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.