In 2013, Isla joined Save the Children as an ambassador for our breastfeeding campaign. As part of the project, Isla visited Brazil, a country that is making effective use of a breast milk banking system.
Speaking after her trip, Isla said: “It’s shocking that nearly a quarter of the babies that die within the first month of their lives could have been saved if they had been breastfed in their first few hours.
"Brazil is an amazing example of how to turn that around. Over the past 20 years, the government has cut infant mortality rates by 50% and one of the ways they've done this is by using nature's own superfood, breast milk."
Isla also actively supports our work with Syrian refugees and recently made a significant donation to Save the Children’s work in this area.
A mum-of-two, Isla is of Scottish descent and grew up in Australia. Part of her passion for our work comes from her father having been a senior executive for Save the Children Australia while she was growing up.