Oxfam's chief executive is to stand down at the end of the year, the charity announced today.

Mark Goldring was at the helm of the organisation when news broke of the sexual abuse of victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2011 by then members of the charity's staff.

He said: "Following the public exposure of Oxfam's past failings, we have redoubled our efforts to ensure that Oxfam is a safe and respectful place for all who have contact with us."

Mr Goldring said he was committed to seeing this phase through but added going forward it'd be best led by someone new.

He is due to stay until a successor is found.