Ian has been with Plan International Canada since June 2013. In his role as VP, Finance, he is responsible for the development of the organization’s financial management strategy.
Originally from England, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Ian has over 20 years of experience leading finance teams. Before Plan International Canada, he held senior finance roles across a diversified range of international organizations — including consumer goods, financial services and travel, as well as time as an entrepreneur. He has led acquisitions, mergers and sales of companies, and has a strong background in financial change management and process improvement.
Lisa Chicules engages the Canadian public in Plan International Canada’s work as Interim Chief Communications Officer. Her portfolio includes media and public relations, youth engagement, corporate communications, brand and community engagement, advocacy, as well as digital communications and design.
Lisa is a brand champion and transformative leader within the marketing and communications industry. With over 20 years of experience orchestrating innovations that generate high impact results, including 10 years managing her own consulting business, Lisa has been the driving force behind concept innovation, brand discovery and positioning, and change management for a variety of corporate, private, and not for profit organizations, such as: Leo Burnett, Cossette, Tim Horton’s and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Jeff Cornett oversees all of Plan International Canada’s marketing and communications activities which engage Plan International Canada’s generous donors and their philanthropic efforts. Through careful and sustainable public engagement activities, including our Because I Am a Girl campaign, the team works to inspire Canadians to take action to improve the lives of children in developing countries.
In addition to his 6 years at Plan, Jeff brings 15 years of marketing experience at the senior management level in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. He firmly believes that building strong, passionate teams is the key to achieving results for our Canadian donors and the children around the world.
Nadine leads the Business Development, Humanitarian and Health teams at Plan International Canada. Her career in international development spans 30 years, several continents, and multiple sectors. A passionate advocate for child rights, Nadine has served as a senior leader and consultant for United Nations Development Fund, the World Bank, Save the Children Canada, CARE and Aga Khan Foundation Canada. She has served in long term postings in Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Congo, East Timor and India. Since joining Plan International Canada in 2009, Nadine has built a highly successful team of business development and technical experts resulting in double digit annual growth and acquisition of $400 million in grants. A strong believer in the value of multi-stakeholder approaches to complex development issues, she has built innovative cross sector partnerships in some of the most challenging environments. Nadine has also been instrumental in building the gender equality team and is a champion of girls’ rights, gender equality and male engagement.
Emrul is responsible for leading the Program Effectiveness unit, Gender and Child Protection unit, Economic Resilience and Climate Change, and Education teams. Previously, he led the development of the Program Effectiveness Unit at Plan International Canada, which is responsible for rolling out innovative and comprehensive research, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and knowledge management strategies in 21 countries. Emrul has been instrumental supporting a highly successful team of business development and technical experts resulting in double digit annual growth and acquisition of $400 million in grants. Emrul has a post-graduate degree in Development Finance, Trade and Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in finance and accounting. He has provided services to ADB, UNDP, UNWFP, EU, Plan, CGAP/the World Bank, Global Affairs Canada, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, DFID and numerous organizations in 25 countries. Emrul is also a J-PAL trained impact evaluator and a certified service provider and trainer in market research and microfinance. He has written numerous publications on accountability and measurement, economic development, child rights, governance, poverty and food security.
Sarah comes to Plan with over 20 years’ experience leading transformation across complex enterprises in Canada, USA, Asia and Africa. As an executive and senior advisor to government, healthcare providers, academic institutions, and technology companies, Sarah brings broad leadership experience, a deep understanding of strategy and its effective implementation, experience increasing accountability, team culture and performance, and a specific skill set in technology transformation to drive greater organizational effectiveness. Sarah is responsible for overseeing the effective management of Plan’s resources – finance, IT, and human resources. In addition, she works closely with the CEO to develop a highly impactful and outcomes-focused strategic plan, and, in partnership with the Executive Management Team, is accountable for its successful implementation.
Jason Matta leads a dynamic team of over 60 full-time and part-time staff responsible for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors. He directs the full scope of fundraising activities in donor marketing, including: multi-channel fundraising, donor fulfilment (operations and call centre), and the successful “Gifts of Hope” catalogue.
Jason has over 12 years of not-for-profit fundraising experience, with a track record of leading high performance teams to growth. Since 2010, he has worked in senior marketing roles with World Vision Canada including: the 30 Hour Famine, Gift Catalogue, New Donor Engagement, and most recently, new product and channel development. Jason is passionate about engaging Canadians on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Tanjina Mirza oversees a department with about 20 international development professionals who design and implement programming around the world.
During her twenty years of work in the international development sector, Tanjina has worked as a Consultant for WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA in various countries of South and South East Asia and enjoyed teaching in many universities. She has traveled to over 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America in various capacities. International development is not just a job for her; it is her passion and commitment.
Kerri Moloney leads a high-performing team of 50 professionals from diverse backgrounds across multiple locations. In her current role, Kerri is fully responsible for the effective delivery of total grant commitments in excess of $350 million across all Plan regions and thematic areas.
Kerri has over 25 years of experience working within a broad cross-section of the Canadian not-for-profit sector, including international NGOs, foundations, hospitals and universities. Kerri brings a specialized skill set of grant management and compliance that can be applied in any context. More specifically, Kerri has negotiated and successfully implemented contracts from a wide variety of sources, including institutional donors, such as DFATD (formerly CIDA), USAID, the World Bank, various multilateral development banks, as well as private foundations and government research-funding agencies.
Aaron Sanderson, MA, CFRE, FAHP, leads Plan International Canada's major (both individual and corporate) and planned giving programs. They include donor research, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition.
Aaron is an award-winning fundraising professional who has a decade of experience at leading nonprofit organizations in Canada: War Child Canada, SickKids Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, he has over seven years of high-level volunteer experience with nonprofit boards and committees, including: the Arthritis Society of Ontario, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Athletics Ontario and the University of British Columbia.
Plan’s work to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty is based around 8 core areas.
Plan works in 52 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.