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Structure and Governance - Who's Who?

The key people within Plan International
(information updated August 2018)

International Board of Directors

Chair: Joshua Liswood
Vice Chair: Gunvor Kronman
Treasurer: Gerry Hueston
Carlos Aparicio
Axel Berger
Elbia Castillo Calderón
Amanda Ellingworth (Chair of the Programme Committee)
Günter Haag (Chair of the Financial Audit Committee)
Dorota Keverian
Sonali Khan
Imeru Yigezu
Learn more about our International Board of Directors.

Committees of the International Board

Executive Committee: Joshua Liswood, Gunvor Kronman, Gerry Hueston, Günter Haag and Amanda Ellingworth

Financial Audit Committee: Günter Haag (Chair), Axel Berger, Elbia Castillo Calderón, Gerry Hueston, Dorota Keverian, Werner Bauch* and Colleen McMorrow*

Programme Committee: Amanda Ellingworth (Chair), Carlos Aparicio, Sonali Khan, Gunvor Kronman, Imeru Yigezu, Carol Peasley* and Günther Taube*

* Non-voting Members' Assembly representatives

Committees of the Members' Assembly

Members’ Assembly Nominating and Governance Committee: Julie Hamblin (Chair), Kazuyuki Mori, Lara Oyesanya, Juan-Emilio Posada and Allison Womack

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

Registered office of Plan International, Inc.

Plan International, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of New York, U.S.A.

Plan International
305 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States

Plan International Headquarters Address

Plan International Headquarters is located in Woking, United Kingdom.

Plan International
Dukes Court, Block A
Dukes Street
Woking GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

National Organisation, National Directors

Australia: Susanne Legena 
Belgium: Régine Debrabandere
Canada: Caroline Riseboro
Colombia: Alejandro Gamboa
Denmark: Gwen Wisti
Finland: Ossi Heinanen
France: Yvan Savy 
Germany: Maike Röttger
Hong Kong: Kanie Siu
India: Bhagyashri Dengle
Ireland: Paul O'Brien
Japan: Yuichi Tanada
Korea: Sang-Joo Lee
Netherlands: Monique van 't Hek 
Norway: Kari Helene Partapuoli 
Spain: Concha López
Sweden: Mariann Eriksson
Switzerland: Jan Schneider
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.

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
Chief Operating Officer: Gabriela Bucher
Chief of Staff and General Counsel: Tara Camm
Director of Business Resources and Solutions: Jon Winder (interim)
Director of Global Assurance: Sagar Dave
Director of Global Influence and Partnerships: Sean Maguire
Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development: Belinda Portillo (interim)
Director of International Programmes: Damien Queally (interim)
Director of Strategy and Business Insights: David Thomson
Americas Regional Director: Debora Cobar
Asia Regional Director: Senait Gebregziabher
Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Director: Roger Yates (interim)
West Africa Regional Director: Rotimy Djossaya

Deputy Regional Directors

Asia:
Sub Regional Director (South East Asia) – Mattias Bryneson
Sub Regional Director (South Asia) – Andy Baker

Eastern & Southern Africa:
Sub Regional Director (Southern Africa) – Charles Businge
Sub Regional Director (North and East Africa) – David MacDonald 

West Africa:
Sub Regional Director (Sahel West Africa) – Fatoumata Haidara (Fatim)
Sub Regional Director (Coastal West Africa) – Garth Van’t Hul

Programme countries: Country Directors or Coordinators

Bangladesh: Orla Murphy
Benin: Rheal Drisdelle
Bolivia: Jennifer Vaughan
* Brazil: Cynthia Betti
Burkina Faso: Yaouba Kaigama
Cambodia: Jan Jaap Kleinrensink
Cameroon: Felix Addo Nyarko
Central African Republic: Henri-Noel Tatangang   
China: Vacant 
Colombia: Alejandro Gamboa
Dominican Republic: Vacant 
Ecuador: Rossana Viteri
Egypt: Ruairi McDermott
El Salvador: Rodrigo Bustos
Ethiopia: Abadi Amdu (interim)
Ghana: Fadimata Alainchar
Guatemala: John Lundine
Guinea: Johnson Bien-Aime
Guinea-Bissau: Sirajo Seidi
Haiti: Marie Therese Frederique
Honduras: Belinda Portillo
India: Bhagyashri Dengle
* Indonesia: Dini Widiastuti
Kenya: Samuel Musyoki (interim)
Laos: Mona Girgis
Liberia: Evelyn Moorehead
Malawi: Lilly Omondi
Mali: Balla Moussa Sidibe
Mozambique: Anne Hoff
Myanmar: Kelly Stevenson 
Nepal: Sven Coppens 
Nicaragua: Matthew Carlson
Niger: Tatangang Henri-Noel
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: Bell’Aube Houinato
Sri Lanka: Supriyanto Supriyanto
South Sudan: George Otim
Sudan: Mohammed Munier
Tanzania: Jorgen Halderson
Thailand:  John McDonough 
Timor-Leste: Terence McCaughan
Togo: Mohamed Bah
Uganda: Greg Lavender (interim)
Vietnam: Sharon Kane
Zambia: Mercy Chabu Ngoma (interim)
Zimbabwe: William Mutero (interim)

* Our Country Offices in Brazil and Indonesia 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: Serap Altinisik
Geneva: Anne-Sophie Lois 
New York: Delia Barcelona (interim)
Pan Africa: Samuel Norgah