Addy is taking over from Josephine Nkrumah, who resigned on 30 April 2022 to take up a new role as special representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Liberia.
Prior to her appointment, Addy has been serving as the deputy chairperson in charge of finance and administration at the NCCE since 2017.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Ghana School of Communications Studies.
Addy was the Afrobarometer communications coordinator at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) with oversight responsibility for seven countries across East and West Africa.
She was also a research and communications officer at the Center for Policy Analysis focusing on women’s economic empowerment and economic partnership agreements.
Through international trade, Kathleen Addy has worked on projects in domestic violence, gender and economic development as well as economic development.
She has also consulted on a wide range of issues for different development partners including Star Ghana, GIZ and ILO.
Ms. Addy is highly regarded as a civic activist with particular interest in women’s empowerment as well as accountable and responsive governance, and has supported different civil society groups fighting for the rights of women in Ghana.
Source: Daily Mail GH