Leigh Gallagher – GGI

Leigh Gallagher

Deputy Director (Communications and Corporate Affairs)

BIO

Leigh joined GGI in September 2015 and within her role she is responsible for the business processes for the company but also has oversight of communications and responsibility for bringing together the logistical elements of communications related work with clients. Now as Deputy Director (Communications and Corporate Affairs), she also works closely with the senior Directors, supporting on both projects and business matters while developing GGI’s corporate and communications strategy.

She has successfully managed elements across a number of projects including the co-ordination of communications support packages for clients, the design, production and communications around an innovative Patient Safety campaign, a number of staff, public and stakeholder engagement programmes as well as leading on reviews around human resources and business processes.

One of Leigh’s specialty areas is the tailored design, management and production of events ranging from small workshops complimenting a wider programme of work through to larger scale events such as GGI’s own annual Festival of Governance as well as publication launches, annual general meetings and more recently a local community day to assist public engagement for a client.

Leigh has over 20 years of managing and influencing high level projects across medical education at St Georges, University of London and previously within the third sector and is now also looking forward to undertaking a role as a governor of her local primary school.

She has strategically and operationally managed a variety of programmes and campaigns as well as a number of internal and external quality and curricula reviews within medical education. She was responsible for driving forward the successful validation, GMC accreditation and implementation of two international medicine programmes.

Her event management and communication skills and experience have also brought together a number of conferences, launches and even fundraising events throughout her career. Leigh has enjoyed a number of key positions at the Health and Social Care Quality Centre, Terrence Higgins Trust, Body positive and Breast Cancer care working on a number of varied projects ranging from statutory funding negotiations through to managing celebrity donor events.

As a graduate from both Bournemouth University and with a post graduate qualification from London South Bank University, Leigh has pursued business and management throughout her education and is now looking towards further development in leadership.

Leigh maintains an interest in leadership and management outside of work, enjoys travelling with her daughter and has found herself developing into a keen gardener.

INTERESTS

Leigh maintains an interest in leadership and management outside of work, enjoys travelling with her daughter and has found herself developing into a keen gardener.

Leigh Gallagher