The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts announces new Chief Executive Officer.
Anna Segall has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She takes up her role as of 1 September 2020.
An Australian-German national, Anna brings 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.
“As a young girl, I was a Brownie in the UK and a Girl Guide in Australia. The growth and development of the Movement since my childhood is great, and I am inspired by the values that Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting stands for today. I am a firm believer in the transformative power of volunteering and I look forward to joining forces with you and the 10 million girls and young women across the globe who make up this incredible Movement.”
Anna has a vision for and experience in navigating diverse ever-evolving contexts in member-led organisations, 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 organisations.
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.
Anna will be supported by Chief Operating Officer Guy Holloway who began his role at the start of the year. He brings a wealth of experience in designing and implementing multi-sector international development programmes and has extensive experience in leading innovation, new design thinking, and change management in relation to international youth organisations.