Ms Feuchtwang has been the chief executive of international development charity EveryChild since 2004 and, until 2011, was also chair of BOND, a network of more than 300 international voluntary organisations.
She spent ten years with Oxfam as head of communications, before becoming director of communications and public affairs at the Association for London Government, where she worked with London’s 33 authorities on child protection issues following the Victoria Climbie case and the introduction of the Every Child Matters legislation.
Dr Emery will leave NCB in the summer to ‘focus on her passion for education’ after three years in the role.
Having begun her career as a teacher and working in education policy and practice for many years, she said wanted to focus again on education-related issues.
Elaine Simpson, chair of NCB, said, ‘Anna’s dedication to creating a better future for children will be a great asset to NCB as the organisation moves forward, following its 50th anniversary. 'Of course, Dr Hilary Emery, our outgoing chief executive, was always going to be a hard act to follow. But with her understanding of the issues facing vulnerable children, coupled with proven leadership skills and expertise in policy and communications work, we are confident that Anna is the right person to lead NCB to continuing success.’
Anna Feuchtwang will take up her new role at NCB at the end of September.