New leadership team at GGI

October 2017

Mark Butler and Darren Grayson appointed Directors, reflecting growth in GGI business

Mark Butler and Darren Grayson have been appointed Directors of the Good Governance Institute, closely supporting Andrew Corbett-Nolan in his role as Chief Executive.

The move reflects the growth and diversification of GGI’s business as the central role of governance in organisational success becomes more widely recognised. In the last three years, GGI has doubled in size, strengthening its core health and social care client base while at the same time winning new business in education, housing, the arts, sport, and the corporate and third sectors. It is now able to draw on the skills and experience of over 40 employees and associates, including a number of people from continental Europe.

Mark is an expert in organisational strategy, governance and change.  He has over 25 years’ experience as chair, chief executive and director in health and social care, in the arts, in higher education, and in senior government roles.  Mark has worked with GGI as an independent advisor since 2011. During this time, he has delivered governance reviews for seven leading Universities, completed a series of complex, sensitive investigations including a high-profile project with the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and worked on a cross-sector governance initiative in North East Scotland and elsewhere.

Darren is an expert in designing and delivering strategic change programmes for health and care systems. He has 28 years’ experience in the NHS, with nearly 14 years as CEO of both commissioning and provider organisations. Darren has worked with GGI as an independent advisor for the past year. During this time, he has led a series of governance reviews and board development programmes for CCGs and Trusts in London, the Midlands and the South East. He has also led a review of the governance of the England and Wales Cricket Board and a clinical governance review for Aviva Health.

The new Director appointments are part of a wider restructure at GGI that sees David Cockayne step down as Managing Director in order to pursue new projects. David will remain a partner and strategic advisor to GGI. The Managing Director role will no longer form part of the GGI structure.

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