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Ian Burdett

Ian Burdett
Vice President, Finance

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

Lisa Chicules
Vice President, Communications and Public Engagement

Lisa Chicules engages the Canadian public in Plan International Canada’s work as Vice-President of Communications and Public Engagement. 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

Jeff Cornett
Chief Marketing and Philanthropy Officer

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.

Sarah Kramer

Sarah Kramer
Chief Operating Officer

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

Jason Matta
Vice President, Donor Marketing

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 fulfillment (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

Tanjina Mirza, MBBS, MMedSc, PhD
Chief Programs Officer

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

Kerri Moloney
Vice President, Program Management & Compliance

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

Aaron Sanderson
Vice President, Major Gifts

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.

Deborah Singh

Deborah Singh
Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Deborah Singh is responsible for leading the people strategy for Plan. She has spent the last two years ensuring that we recruit with inclusivity in mind and helping to create an environment where Plan is seen as an employer of choice.

Deborah has spent the last 12 years in Human Resources working in the not for profit, public and private sectors. Her past commitments have included working as Director Human Resources for Bell Canada and Director Human Resources, Total Rewards and Systems for Indigo Books & Music.