World YMCA is excited to welcome two new staff appointments to the communications department starting 15 March 2019.
Palmer Hestley, Director of Communications
Palmer will be responsible for developing and implementing the communications strategy for the World Alliance of YMCAs while serving as the brand guardian for the organisation. Palmer will also provide support and leadership to communications leads across the YMCA movement and craft the organisation’s message across all platforms and media streams.
Palmer has 15 years’ experience in press, media relations, PR and brand management with the last seven years devoted to YMCA. Palmer was a senior member of an award-winning communications team at YMCA of Greater Houston before relocating to the UK where he supported YMCAs locally and abroad in brand relations and marketing strategy.
Anna Tuson, Communications Consultant
Anna is a Communications and Editorial Consultant supporting the World Alliance of YMCAs with media engagement, video and editorial content, internal communications, and social media strategies. She brings more than a decade of experience in press and communications, having worked as a foreign correspondent and for international NGOs and corporations around the world.
Originally from New Zealand but currently based in Geneva, she is fluent in English, German and Turkish.
Please welcome Anna and Palmer to World YMCA family