The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has appointed a new CEO

20 December 2017
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Sarah Nancollas will take up her new position on 5 March. Our current interim CEO, David Coe, has agreed to stay at WAGGGS until March in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Sarah NancollasThe recruitment process of this role was extremely competitive with many excellent candidates, but Sarah shone through as someone who will help our organisation achieve its vision.

Sarah comes to us with a wealth of international and corporate leadership and strategic experience.  For the past 19 years she has been Chief Executive of a number of high profile charities and has a very successful track record in leading successful complex change and development.

Prior to her current role at children’s charity Variety, Sarah was Chief Executive of Lepra, a non-governmental organisation with 650 staff working to fight disease, poverty and prejudice where she transitioned the organisation from being a medically focussed charity to a people focussed development charity.

Sarah was also Chief Executive of Canon Collins Trust, a southern African education charity where she drove change which saw the organisation introduce new fundraising activities and strong financial systems.

We believe Sarah’s appointment signals a very exciting new era for WAGGGS and we are looking forward to her starting in March.

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