Alanna brings over eighteen years of experience in the international development sector where she has held senior leadership and advisory roles. Alanna served as the Canadian Executive Director of Amref Health Africa, an African led INGO focused on strengthening health systems. Alanna also served as the Executive Director of the Devonshire Initiative, a member-led multistakeholder forum that brought together Canadian INGOs, mining companies, government and other institutions committed to improving the development outcomes in communities around the world. Most recently she has worked with RNW Media, a Dutch based international media NGO as Canadian partnership liaison She has expertise in partnership development, resource mobilization, external communications and organizational strengthening.
Alanna is also a board member of Athletes for Africa and serves on the advisory for Ascent Soccer, an entrepreneurial sports, leadership and development organization operating in Uganda and Malawi.
Alanna has an extensive network in the Canadian INGO community. She understands the challenges and opportunities facing for purpose organizations and their leaders at this critical time. Alanna looks forward to working with her partner, Evelyne Guindon, to identify, support and place the next generation of leaders.
Alanna lives in Toronto, Canada.
Justin Highstead, Africa Executive
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
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I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action.
I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board
Deborah Clayton Hatfield
Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action
Regional HR Manager, Gatsby Africa
Self Help Africa
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Elizabeth Williams Bassi
Operations Director, Sabre
Self Help Africa