01 July 2020

New Chief Executive starts at WDP

We are pleased to announce that Anna Whitton has started today (1 July) as WDP’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Anna joins us from the Executive Team at BBC Children in Need and brings significant experience from the substance misuse field after 12 years at Addaction (now known as We are With You).

Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP, said: “This is an exciting and challenging time for WDP as we continue to develop and extend the reach of the important programmes and services that we provide. We are delighted that Anna is joining us as CEO and welcome her wholeheartedly to the WDP family. She brings skills, commitment and experience that will support the ongoing development and impact of our organisation.”

Anna said: “WDP is an excellent organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives. I am delighted to be joining a brilliant team who demonstrate so much care, expertise and creativity. These are challenging times for all voluntary sector organisations and I look forward to being part of an organisation that continues to find, develop and support solutions to complex challenges.”