Secretary General, The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Anna has a wealth of experience working with multi-cultural, volunteer-led teams, as CEO, Country Director and General Counsel and in change management roles globally. She has also held a number of Trustee roles on UK Charity Boards.
Anna has a vision for and experience in navigating diverse ever-evolving contexts in member-led organizations, able to connect local actions to a global mission whilst influencing change on an international scale. Across her leadership career, Anna has held Executive roles at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), UNESCO and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Prior to joining WAGGGS, Anna led a change management process at the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), one of the world’s largest demining organizations. Having spent four years as General Counsel to UNESCO, Anna has been directly responsible for guiding the Executive Board through complex governance, policy and legal issues, establishing mechanisms and systems that support innovation and transformation.