WAGGGS Chief Executive, Anna Segall, has announced she will step down in August 2024.

04 June 2024
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It is with both sadness and gratitude that we share the news that Anna Segall has announced her decision to step down as Chief Executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) from August 2024.

Anna will leave following four successful years in the role, during which time she has overseen huge change in the organisation. This has included developing the 12-year vision for the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement and WAGGGS’s six-year global strategy, stabilising the organisation’s finances and delivering impact and growth for the Movement, which now has 10.8 million members worldwide.

In announcing her plans, Anna spoke of the honour of working for the world’s largest voluntary Movement dedicated to the empowerment of girls and young women, and alongside talented and committed volunteers, staff and supporters.

"After four years in post, and with a great deal of pride in what we have achieved both as an organisation and as a Movement, I have decided that it is the right time for me to move on and think about where I can next contribute to organisational change and development.

I’m immensely proud of the work we have done together and to be leaving the organisation with a strong Senior Management Team and wider team of staff, alongside our always engaged and passionate World Board, young people, and volunteers, who will together continue to raise the voices of girls and young women.

One of the highlights for me is that the organisation is putting girls and young women at the heart of everything we do. With the Movement-wide commitment to being truly girl led, we are promoting young women in governance and ensuring meaningful youth participation in all aspects of our work."

- Anna Segall, Chief Executive


"On behalf of all the World Board, I express my gratitude for everything Anna has done for the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement. Anna has led WAGGGS through significant change and has been relentless in her commitment to involving girls and young women in everything we do. Her strong leadership has helped us to deliver outstanding results in the last four years, with a long-term vision for the Movement, a new strategic focus, and significant membership growth.

With a 12-year vision, six-year global strategy and three-year action plan and budget in place, I am confident that we have developed WAGGGS’s capacity to thrive and deliver against our ambitious goals for a united Movement, quality Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, and a sustainable organisation.

We wish Anna the very best for the future, knowing that she will bring the same leadership, commitment and dedication to her next endeavour. The impact of her leadership leaves a strong legacy as we look for a new Chief Executive to take WAGGGS into its next phase of growth."

-Candela Gonzalez, Chair of the World Board

Anna will step down from the role of Chief Executive on 6 August 2024. The search for a replacement Chief Executive will begin shortly. In the interim, Guy Holloway, Deputy Chief Executive, will take over as Acting Chief Executive.

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