New Executive Officer for Young Women’s Group

The Young Women’s Christian Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (YWCA A/NZ) welcomes new Executive Officer Alanna Irving, co-founder of Loomio.

“Alanna comes to us with an amazing background in social entrepreneurship and operations and we’re incredibly pleased to have her,” says YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand Co-President Nive Sharat-Chandran.

“I agree,” says Co-President Sina Wendt Moore. “We’re honoured to be in a position to support a new leader for our organisation, at a time when young women’s leadership is needed to bring about change.”

“Originally from San Francisco, I’ve lived in several different countries before settling in Wellington over six years ago,” says new Executive Officer YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand Alanna Irving.

“My professional background is a real mixed bag, from working as a translator in Japan, to volunteering in India, to working in IT in the City of London.

“While I bring skills in business and technology, I’m new to the NGO sector, so I’m looking forward to learning a lot from the YWCA community.

“I’m so pleased to be coming on as Executive Officer for the YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand and I’m looking forward to supporting all the amazing work that YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand does,” says Irving.