Anne Griffin Appointed CEO, Scouting Ireland

14th October 2019

Posted In: So In Demand

Scouting Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Griffin as CEO of the organisation.  The first female CEO to be appointed to Scouting Ireland which is Ireland’s largest non-formal youth education movement, Anne will take up her new role in January 2020.

Anne Griffin has held senior management and leadership positions for over 20 years spanning both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.  Most recently she was General Manager of The World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis visit to Ireland in 2018.  She was also general manager of the International Eucharistic Congress in 2012. These were complex roles developing strategic relationships, managing diverse stakeholders and reporting to the board with responsibility for all operational and financial reporting on multimillion euro budgets.

Anne commenced her career in the tech sector with IBS (Irish Business Systems) and private sector experience included roles with Abbey Tours and event management company MCI.   She also had lead operational roles in the Special Olympics and the European Heart and Lung transplant games.

Welcoming Anne Griffin’s appointment, Mr. Adrian Tennant, Chairman of Scouting Ireland said; “Scouting Ireland is Ireland’s largest youth education movement with over 50,000 volunteers and members throughout the island of Ireland.  In Anne Griffin we have found a CEO with a vision for Scouting Ireland that will see our organisation continue to grow and evolve on an all-island basis.

“Anne is experienced in many important operational facets of our organisation including charities legislation, business strategy, risk management, GDPR, HR requirements for staff and large-scale volunteer numbers, budgeting and financial reporting and the management of a wide range of national and international stakeholders.  In her previous roles she has shown strategic planning, good governance and strong communication and leadership skills which will benefit our organisation.  The Board and the Executive team look forward to working closely with Anne in the future”.

Anne Griffin said; “I am honoured and excited to join Scouting Ireland in the New Year.  I believe that the work done by Scouting Ireland with young people truly matters and has a positive impact on them and our communities.  The scout method and system of progressive self-education is a proven success in building resilient, confident, young people and never has a strong scouting movement been more important for our young people.

“As CEO I will support the growth of Scouting Ireland and the development of young people in a safe, professional and fun environment.  I look forward to supporting our members, volunteers and staff to be the best that they can be, and “showing by doing” what the scout values are”.