David Coe

1st January, 1970

David Coe

I am a global CEO, with a career built on change management, marketing, fundraising and organisational development. I refresh organisations with vision and action that I deliver by engaging staff and boards. I also have extensive NED experience. I have extensive experience with international and UK based organisations.

Previously I was Chief Executive Officer for WAGGGS, the global movement for girls, where my key priority was increasing the reach and relevance of the life changing experience that Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting provides by building stronger connections amongst the 146 country members, delivering innovative services, and having a stronger voice and influence on issues affecting girls and young women.

I have extensive experience working with membership organisations, having been Executive Director of Abbeyfield International, Director General of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Marketing Director at Amnesty International, Head of Development at the World Development Movement, Director of the Soil Association and Head of Marketing at Age Concern.
Previously, he was Executive Director of ORBIS, the blindness prevention organization, where he led the organizational transition from ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ to land-based blindness prevention programmes.
He has also worked extensively as a Consultant and latterly executive coach working with many charities and for profit organisations on major change programmes.


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