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Structure and Governance - Who's Who?

The key people within Plan International
(information updated September 2016)

International Board of Directors

Chair: Joshua Liswood
Vice Chair: Gunvor Kronman
Treasurer: Werner Bauch
Carlos Aparicio
Mayu Avila
Günter Haag (Chair of the Financial Audit Committee)
Gerry Hueston
Dorota Keverian
Sonali Khan
Anne Skipper (Chair of the Programme Committee)
Imeru Yigezu

Committees of the International Board

Executive Committee: Joshua Liswood, Gunvor Kronman, Werner Bauch, Günter Haag and Anne Skipper

Financial Audit Committee: Günter Haag (Chair), Mayu Avila, Werner Bauch, Gerry Hueston, Dorota Keverian, Pierre Bardon*, Axel Berger* and Colleen McMorrow*

Programme Committee: Anne Skipper (Chair), Carlos Aparicio, Sonali Khan, Gunvor Kronman, Imeru Yigezu, Brian Babington*, Lionel Requillart*, Amanda Ellingworth* and Günther Taube*

* Non-voting Members' Assembly representatives

Committees of the Members' Assembly

Members’ Assembly Nominating and Governance Committee: Tauno Kaaria (Chair), Barbara Freyduni Daliri, Julie Hamblin, Kazuyuki Mori, Juan-Emilio Posada and Alison Womack

Members’ Assembly Audit and Compliance Committee: Marianne Barner, Andreas Buerge (Chair), Erik Cornelissen and Jane French

Principal addresses of Plan International

Plan International, Inc. is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of New York under Section 501 (c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Code having its principal office at:

Plan International, Inc.
PO Box 7670
155 Plan Way
Warwick
Rhode Island 02886 
USA

Plan International
International Headquarters
Dukes Court
Block A
Duke Street
Woking
Surrey
GU21 5BH
UK            

National Organisation, National Directors

Australia: Ian Wishart 
Belgium: Régine Debrabandere
Canada: Caroline Riseboro
Colombia: Gabriela Bucher
Denmark: Gwen Wisti
Finland: Ossi Heinanen
France: Yvan Savy 
Germany: Maike Röttger
Hong Kong: Kanie Siu
India: Bhagyashri Dengle
Ireland: Paul O'Brien
Italy: Tiziana Fattori
Japan: Yuichi Tanada
Korea: Sang-Joo Lee
Netherlands: Monique van 't Hek 
Norway: Kjell Erik Øie
Spain: Concha López
Sweden: Mariann Eriksson
Switzerland: Andreas Herbst
United Kingdom: Tanya Barron
United States: Tessie San Martin 

Chief Executive Officer 

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
As Chief Executive Officer, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen leads the Plan International team. She has worked for more than 25 years in international development and human rights, most recently in roles with the United Nations as Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Management at the UN Population Fund.

Previously she worked at the Danish Government as Ambassador and Under Secretary for Management in the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Indonesia, and led country operations for the United Nations Population Fund in Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Regional Directors and Deputy Directors

Americas:
Director – Corina Villacorta
Deputy Director (Operations) – Paul Hiuhu
Deputy Director (Programme) – Peter Van Dommelen

Asia:
Director – Senait Gebregziabher
Deputy Director (Operations) – Mattias Bryneson 
Deputy Director (Programme) – Haider W Yaqub

Eastern & Southern Africa:
Director – Roland Angerer
Deputy Director (Operations) – Hazel Nyathi - From Jan 2017: Emmah Mathu
Deputy Director (Programme) – David MacDonald 

West Africa:
Director – Raymond Rodrigues (interim)
Deputy Director (Operations) – Milko Cardiello (interim)
Deputy Director (Programme) – Alice Behrendt 

International Headquarters - Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
Chief of Staff and General Counsel: Tara Camm
Director of Business Resources and Solutions: Hendrik Jan de Bruijn
Director of Global Assurance: Gary Mitchell
Director of Global Influence and Partnerships: Sean Maguire (interim)
Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development: Pamela Innes
Director of International Programmes: Jonathan Mitchell
Director of Strategy and Business Insights: David Thomson

Programme countries: Country directors or Coordinators

Bangladesh: Vacant
Benin: Rheal Drisdelle
Bolivia: Jennifer Vaughan
* Brazil: Anette Trompeter 
Burkina Faso: Fatoumata Haidara
Cambodia: Jan Jaap Kleinrensink
Cameroon: Bell’Aube Houinato
Central African Republic: Henri-Noel Tatangang   
China: Vacant 
Colombia: Gabriela Bucher
Dominican Republic: Vacant 
Ecuador: Rossana Viteri
Egypt: Ruairi McDermott
El Salvador: Rodrigo Bustos
Ethiopia: Manoj Kumar
Ghana: Fadimata Alainchar
Guatemala: Débora Cóbar
Guinea: Francis Sala-Diakanda
Guinea-Bissau: Allassane Drabo
Haiti: Marie Therese Frederique
Honduras: Belinda Portillo
India: Bhagyashri Dengle
Indonesia: Myrna Evora
Kenya: Carol Sherman
Laos: Mona Girgis
Liberia: Oumarou Koala
Malawi: Lilly Omondi
Mali: Mohamed Bah (Interim) - From Jan 2017: Francois Xavier Wongue
Mozambique: Anne Hoff
Myanmar: Kelly Stevenson 
Nepal: Sven Coppens 
Nicaragua: Matthew Carlson
Niger: Johnson Bien-Aime
Nigeria: Hussaini Abdu
Pakistan: Mia Haglund Heelas 
Paraguay: Mariella Greco     
Peru: Ramin Shahzamani
Philippines: Dennis O'Brien
Rwanda: Marie Gladys Archange-Guerrier
Senegal: Amavi Akpamagbo
Sierra Leone: Casely Coleman
Sri Lanka: Supriyanto Supriyanto
South Sudan: Daniel Muchena
Sudan: Mohammed Munier
Tanzania: Jorgen Halderson
* Thailand:  John McDonough 
Timor-Leste: Terence McCaughan
Togo: Hada Tchingue (Interim) - From Jan 2017: Mohamed Bah
Uganda: Rashid Javed
Vietnam: Sharon Kane
Zambia: Samuel Musyoki
Zimbabwe: Lennart Reinius

* Our Country Offices in Brazil and Thailand are in transition so that they will become fundraising offices (known as National Organisations) in addition to running programmes.
 

Heads of Advocacy Liaison offices

EU: Alexandra Makaroff
Geneva: Anne-Sophie Lois 
New York: Zara Rapoport (Acting)
Pan Africa: Chikezie Anyanwu