The GGI team continues to grow

05 July 2021

GGI has welcomed no fewer than eight new staff members over the past few months, as the team expands to meet growing demand for our services.

Administration officer Sarah Crouch joins us with more than 14 years of project administration experience. After graduating in business studies at the University of Surrey in 2001, Sarah started her career in investment management, qualifying in private client advice and management with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Sarah held Financial Conduct Authority regulated positions as a portfolio manager in the City for several years.

Programme assistant Adanna Emeka Oji has supported projects across numerous organisations, including the National Human Rights Commission, Tiege Consulting, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the MacArthur Foundation. Adanna graduated from University of Abuja, with a LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws from the Nigerian law school and undertook advanced project management training.

Senior consultant Mary Gaughan brings more than 20 years’ experience of working in executive education at world-class business schools such as Cranfield University and Imperial College. She was HR director and head of organisational development at Time Warner and director of leadership development at Reed Elsevier. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors. Mary’s focus is on our GGI Academy offering.

Consultant Abeeda Ladha is based in Doha, Qatar, where she previously implemented a comprehensive programme in quality, patient safety and risk management. As well as establishing the governance and quality function, she helped create a culture of safety which, compared to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ranked above international and regional results.

Principal consultant David Mallett brings nearly 40 years of experience in NHS management to his new role. For the last 15 years, David has had a special interest in strategic change including strategy and organisational development and service reconfiguration. From 2009, David was Head of Strategy and Reconfiguration for NHS London, where he supported the development of London’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the assurance of their accreditation as integrated care systems.

Festival coordinator Isis Mera has more than a decade’s experience of managing and delivering projects and events in the charity, corporate and arts sectors. Before joining GGI she was a programme manager at the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Isis has developed user experiences for face-to-face and online projects, including ACTs Cash Management courses for banking professionals and she also re-designed the Learning Academy for online learning.

Consultant Joe Roberts joins from Wirral University Teaching Hospital, where he managed the trust's Employee Health and Wellbeing services, implementing additional services to protect the physical and mental health of staff during the COVID pandemic. But most of Joe’s experience is in the field of quality governance. As head of assurance he prepared the trust for two CQC comprehensive inspections and developed an internal quality inspection process, as well as programme managing the action plan in response to CQC visits.

Consultant Mike Weaver has over 30 years of NHS experience, working across primary care, acute, mental health and specialist organisations. In his last substantive post he was trust board secretary to South London Healthcare NHS Trust, the first NHS trust to be taken into the Unsustainable Provider Regime (UPR) in July 2012. Before that, he held the post of head of corporate governance and risk management for Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust.