Welcome to New YWCA Executive Officer

The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is excited to welcome Liv Doogue, as our current Executive Officer Alanna Irving goes on parental leave.


Liv brings a diverse range of skills from her experiences as a digital marketing manager, founder of an ethical fashion website, and general manager of a fair trade coffee business.

"While this will be my first experience working in the NGO sector, I have always had a strong sense of social justice and have been lucky to work for some amazing values-lead businesses in the past."

"I am passionate about women’s rights and gender equality, and particularly interested in economic independence as a tool for change and empowerment. I am so excited to be joining the YWCA to be a part of the wonderful work they are doing here in Aotearoa."

YWCA Co-President Susan Doughty explains why now is the perfect time for Liv to bring fresh energy and ideas.

"The YWCA Aotearoa is at a turning point of achieving some real change. We have Alanna to thank for getting us on track and setting us up for a great future. As Alanna embarks on her new adventure with baby in tow, we welcome the very capable Liv on board to continue the journey."

"Liv has a wealth of experience that will be of great value not only to our national movement, but all of our local member associations. I am excited by the steps we are taking, and believe that Liv will be a great support in helping us achieve our collective objectives." 

"Welcome aboard Liv, and thank you Alanna! You are both very special ladies."