[skip to content]

International Board of Directors

Plan's International Board of Directors comprises of:

Joshua Liswood - Chair

Joshua joined Plan International Canada’s Board in 2006 and currently serves as the Vice Chair. He subsequently joined the International Board of Plan International, Inc. in 2009 and has been involved in a number global activities including the Business Operating Model review. Professionally, Joshua is a practising lawyer with a number of publications relating to governance and the health sector.

Gunvor Kronman - Vice-Chair

Gunvor is an influential figure within the Finnish field of development cooperation. She is currently the CEO of Hanasaari, the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre and during the past 20 years has held has held central positions across all sectors, private, public and third sector alike, in Finland, Denmark and several African countries. Gunvor also holds membership on Boards including Finnair, Crisis Management Initiative, Helsinki University, Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service. She is the Vice-Chair of Finland’s Development Policy Committee.

Werner Bauch - Treasurer

Werner is currently the managing partner of MasterMedia GmbH and former Assistant Professor at the University of FU Berlin. Dr Bauch's career is in pharmacology, public relations, health issues and advocacy.

Mayu Avila

Mayu has long standing experience within the private sector, mostly within banking and insurance, at the highest management and governance level. She holds additional knowledge of the public sector serving several roles. In 1999, Mayu was the first woman to be designated Minister of Foreign Affairs in El Salvador. As well as extensive experience in NGO Boards, local and regional, she has an academic background in Art, Insurance, and Law, with a Masters in Business Administration and has lectured at universities in El Salvador. Mayu is currently the Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC Latin America.

Assefa Bequele

Assefa's professional experience includes university teaching in the United States and Ethiopia, and a long service of over 27 years in the International Labour Office as Director in its headquarters in Geneva, Asia and Africa. Dr Bequele is currently a Distinguished Fellow at The African Child Policy Forum, a leading Pan-African policy centre committed to the promotion of child rights and child wellbeing in Africa.

Günter Haag

Günter worked for KPMG in Zurich, Geneva and San Francisco in a number of roles as an advisor, auditor and various management positions. He served as a member of the Executive Board of KPMG Switzerland initially as Head of Financial Advisory Services and later as Head of Audit. Günter specialises in audit, consulting, corporate governance, due diligence and capital market transactions. He is currently Chair of Plan International’s Financial Audit Committee.

Gerry Hueston

Gerry retired in 2010 at President of BP in Australasia after a 34 year career with BP in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Europe. He is a past Board member of the Business Council of Australia, a past Chair and Board member of the Australian Institute of Petroleum, a former member of the Chairman's panel of the Australian Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and a former Commissioner with the Australian Climate Commission. Gerry is currently Chair of the Australian Climate Change Council and of Plan International Australia.

Dorota Keverian

Dorota is the Climate Initiative Director at the The William J Clinton foundation, focusing on carbon capture and storage projects. She previously worked as the Global Director of Consultant Human Resources at Boston Consulting Group and prior to that, at Arthur D Little as Director and Vice President, responsible for Global Oil Practice P&L and people development. Dorota holds extensive international experience in talent management, organisational change, strategy and performance improvement. She is currently the Board Chair of Plan USA.

Frans Roselaers

Frans is an experienced official and director at the International Labour Office, focussing his work on human development issues. Frans has contributed actively to issues of child rights, and especially child labour. As a long term supporter of Plan, including through child sponsorship, Frans has been a member of the Plan Netherlands National Board for the past six years, sharing his expertise, experience in development and fundraising, cooperation with NGOs and the corporate world, and specific expertise on child rights, child labour and violence affecting children.

Naderev "Yeb" Sano

Yeb is currently serving as Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission, under the office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. His other roles include Chief Negotiator at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Director of Climate Change Programme at WWF.

Anne Skipper

Anne is a company director and corporate governance consultant. She's currently a non-executive director of Plan International Hong Kong. Her other directorships include the Australian Saving and Loans Credit Union, the South Australian Tourism Commission, Qantas Foundation and Chair of the Royal District Nursing Service. Anne is a Fellow member of the Australian Institutes of Management, Company Directors and Credit Unions.