Tanya Steele has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of WWF-UK, and will take up her role at the beginning of 2017.
The experienced fundraiser is currently Interim UK Chief Executive at Save the Children. Before that she was Executive Director for Marketing, Fundraising and Communications at the children’s charity, where she significantly increased levels of income through fundraising campaigns, partnerships, and new commercial ventures.
Before joining Save the Children, Steele spent over a decade working in product development, marketing and communications in the technology sector, holding senior roles at Siemens and BT.
She takes over at WWF-UK from David Nussbaum, who leaves on 30 September to become Chief Executive at the peace and human rights organisation, The Elders. Glyn Davies, Executive Director of Global Programmes at WWF-UK will act as interim CEO until Steele joins.
WWF-UK has over half a million supporters and an annual income exceeding £60m in the financial year to June 2015. Internationally WWF has over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries.