WAGGGS Committees and Working Groups

Learn about the WAGGGS Committees and Working Groups

The WAGGGS World Board delegates some of its functions to Committees and Working Groups. Together with our Five Regional Committees, these functional Committees and Working Groups will enable the World Board to deliver on the Strategic Plan.

The World Board Chair, Treasurer and the Chief Executive are ex-officio members of all Committees and Working Groups.


Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

Purpose:

  • To oversee WAGGGS’ financial planning, budgeting and monitoring and make appropriate recommendations to the World Board
  • To review matters relating to the control environment and risk management of WAGGGS
  • To oversee the annual external auditing process on behalf of the World Board
  • To monitor and oversee the financial and general property management of WAGGGS' properties
  • To monitor and oversee the management of WAGGGS’ investments, banking arrangements and any borrowings
  • The committee acts on behalf of the whole of the WAGGGS group, including World Centres and all entities registered outside of England & Wales

Members:

  • Laura Davis (UK) (Chair)
  • Andrew Dowsett (UK)
  • Carla Male (Canada)
  • Jess Bond (UK)
  • Rae Ann Dougherty (USA)
  • Rumbidzai Tazviwana (Zimbabwe)
  • Tashia Batstone (Canada)
  • Anna Segall (ex-officio), CEO
  • Heidi Jokinen (Finland) (ex-officio), World Board Chair

Staff lead: Ibiye Dokubo, Head of Finance


Governance Committee

Purpose:

  • To provide timely and best practice governance support to the WAGGGS World Board
  • To act as a sounding board on governance and provide advice, as requested by the World Board
  • To promote and advance effective governance practice and policies at a global and regional level

Members:

  • Fiona Bradley (New Zealand) (Chair)
  • Jillian van Turnhout (Ireland)
  • Pamela Rice (Canada)
  • Shantal English (Jamaica)
  • Rosalyn Old (UK)
  • Chamathya Fernando (Sri Lanka)
  • Sarah Govan-Sisk (Canada), MO Constitutions Co-ordinator
  • Heidi Jokinen (Finland) (ex-officio), World Board Chair
  • Anna Segall (ex-officio), CEO
  • Laura Davis (ex-officio), WAGGGS Treasurer

Staff lead: Nicola Lawrence, Head of Governance


Nominations Committee

Purpose:

  • To lead the process for actively seeking, identifying, screening and nominating qualified individuals for election to the World Board and Regional Committees who can effectively support the work of the WAGGGS Global Team, represent the interests and needs of our membership and are diverse in experience, skills and knowledge.
  • To liaise with Member Organisations as appropriate, in line with WAGGGS’ Constitution and Bye-Laws and the Board-approved nominations process, and seek clearance from the relevant Member Organisation for each applicant
  • to ensure that the search and nominations process is rigorous, fair and transparent
  • To act as a neutral body that supports good governance in WAGGGS

Members:

  • Grace-Anne Crichlow (Barbados) (Chair)
  • Europe Region: Barbara Calvi (Italy)
  • Africa Region: Pascaline Umulisa (Rwanda)
  • Arab Region: Haifa Ourir (Tunisia)
  • Asia Pacific Region: vacant
  • Western Hemisphere Region: Miryam Justo (Peru)
  • Heidi Jokinen (Finland) (ex-officio), World Board Chair
  • Anna Segall (ex-officio), CEO
  • Laura Davis (ex-officio), WAGGGS Treasurer

Staff lead: Nicola Lawrence, Head of Governance


People Committee

Purpose:

  • To provide oversight and strategic direction for WAGGGS in relation to strategic priorities, policy and practice regarding the WAGGGS Global Team (both staff and volunteers)
  • To provide scrutiny and assurance to the World Board in relation to WAGGGS meeting its legal and regulatory requirements and following best practice, both as an employer and as a charity offering volunteer opportunities

Members:

  • Jess Bond (UK) (Chair)
  • Christiane Rouhana (Lebanon)
  • Maia Faulkner (New Zealand)
  • Paula Viikari (Finland)
  • Geetha Rathi (India)
  • Marianela De Dios (Argentina)
  • Heidi Jokinen (Finland) (ex-officio), World Board Chair
  • Anna Segall (ex-officio), CEO
  • Laura Davis (ex-officio), WAGGGS Treasurer


MO Membership Fee Working Group

Purpose:

  • Undertake a scoping exercise of possible mechanisms / models for calculating MO membership fees, including appraising past and current methods of calculation, reviewing the underlying principles of the model currently in operation and incorporating learning from other international NGOs and/or membership organisations
  • Set out a series of proposed options for future models of MO membership fee calculation and the principles underlying these models, for consultation with key stakeholders and with MOs during the five Regional Conferences taking place from July-September 2022
  • Finalise a proposal for membership fee calculation for presentation to the 38th World Conference in 2023, including recommendations for changes to the WAGGGS membership policy, WAGGGS membership fee policy and any other associated policy or procedural documents in respect of membership fees, as required

Members:

  • Corinna Hauri (Switzerland) (Co-Chair)
  • Rose Kioko (Kenya (Co-Chair)
  • Jess Bond (UK) (World Board liaison)
  • Antonia Yip (Hong Kong) (Secretary)
  • Rae-Ann Dougherty (USA) (Audit, Finance & Risk Committee representative)
  • Priscilla Gathiga (Kenya)
  • Jess Hackett (UK)
  • Mahnaz Hossain Fariba (Bangladesh)
  • Alok Goel (India)
  • Adam Cambier (Belgium)
  • Vololonarilalaina Nirina Ramilimanitra (Madagascar)
  • Judith Batty (USA)
  • Heidi Jokinen (Finland) (ex-officio), World Board Chair
  • Anna Segall (ex-officio), CEO
  • Laura Davis (ex-officio), WAGGGS Treasurer
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