We are PAI
Our Directors, staff and associates have extensive experience of programmes in public administration internationally, including in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific.
We have excellent relations across the civil service, local government and related organisations in the UK public and private sectors, and can resource consultancy projects and programmes with experienced public servants, consultants and trainers. We have strong links with institutions and experts in a range of countries and are experienced at working in partnership with regional consultants and local counterparts. We have worked with many international organisations and funding agencies.
Claire has worked in the international consultancy and development field for more than thirty years, firstly in the Royal Institute of Public Administration, then with RIPA International and later with PAI. Her main areas of interest are public administration, good governance and human resource management. Claire has worked with individuals and groups from over fifty countries in regions as varied as Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East, the Pacific and Western Europe. Claire is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Slava is Director for Business Development. As well as managing international consultancy projects, he is responsible for identifying new project opportunities, preparing proposals, liaising with international development and funding agencies, PAI Associate Consultants and partner organisations. Slava’s areas of expertise include project management and information technology. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (International), a Masters Degree in Economics and a Certificate in Management Consultancy. He is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
International Projects Manager
Vitaliy has sound experience of international development consultancy projects for the public sector and civil society organisations in the areas of public administration, governance, the rule of law and organisational development. He has worked in Germany, Russia, Turkey, the UK and Ukraine. As a former senior civil servant in Ukraine, he also has experience of managing technical assistance projects and designing and running training programmes. Vitaliy has a Masters in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration and is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Receptionist and Administrator
Amanda has over twelve years of administrative experience working in both a large corporate firm and also in a number of smaller organisations. Amanda’s role here at PAI is to support our range of international workshops, manage the office and provide all round administrative support to the PAI team. She also takes the lead on managing our website and social media communications.
Tina has experience of working in both the public and private sectors in the UK. She supports both our consultancy projects and our workshops. Tina has a degree in French and is a fluent French speaker.
Laura is our Accounts Manager and works with us on a part-time basis. She is a skilled financial manager and book-keeper and has over thirty-five years’ professional experience of working in the charity, not-for-profit and private sectors. Laura runs her own book-keeping firm and has an MBA in Accounting.
Denise has worked at RIPA International for over twenty years and was their Managing Director for fifteen of those years. She has travelled extensively around the world to talk to stakeholders about their capacity building needs, building tailored programmes and giving advice on transformation and developmental needs. Denise has often acted as Project Director on complex projects and has contributed as a speaker at high level international conferences.
Cathy is PAI’s Financial Manager. She has a background in international banking. Cathy has over fifteen years’ experience of managing project finances and is familiar with donor-funded projects funded by the European Commission, the World Bank, SIDA, the UK Department for International Development, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Capacity Building Trust Fund. She has supported projects in Kosovo, Bulgaria, Armenia, Serbia, Albania, Ukraine, northern Cyprus, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Rwanda and the Gambia.
Clare has many years’ experience of managing international training courses, seminars and workshops. She has worked with groups from over the world. In her role as Programme Manager, she is responsible for marketing and supporting PAI’s portfolio of specialised professional development workshops.Clare also managed the international journal, Public Administration and Development, for over twenty years.
Dr Philip Aylett
Formerly a senior civil servant in the UK with many years’ experience in central Government Ministries. More recently he has worked as Clerk of the House of Commons Select Committees on Public Accounts, Public Administration and Foreign Affairs. Philip’s interests include public sector ethics, good governance and government communications. Please click here to read Philip’s article on the work of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Professor Gavin Drewry
Emeritus Professor of Public Administration, University of London and an Honorary Professor in Law at University College London. In an academic career spanning more than forty years, Gavin has published extensively on public administration, parliamentary government, legal institutions and public law. He serves on the editorial boards of several major international journals. Please click here to read Gavin’s article on London and its transport systems.
Dr Garth Glentworth OBE
Formerly Senior Governance Adviser at the Department for International Development (DFID). His core expertise is in public sector reform, training and mentoring, particularly in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South and South East Asia. More recently Garth has advised on security, justice, policing and political institutions, including working with for DFID’s Stabilisation Unit, concentrating on conflict and fragile states. Please click here to read Garth’s thoughts about The Changing Policy Framework for UK Aid.
Pauline Hayes CBE
Has had a long career in the UK public service and in international development work, primarily with the Department for International Development (DFID), initially as a Governance Adviser before moving on to leadership roles. From 2013-2015 Pauline was Director of the division covering DFID’s work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and prior to this she was head of its Afghanistan country office. In 2016 Pauline led DFID’s inputs to the final stages of the Iraq Inquiry. Pauline has worked in a wide range of countries and regions including Eastern Africa (based in Kenya), Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, India, Myanmar, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Prior to DFID, Pauline worked for The British Council, including postings in Indonesia and Sudan. She is currently a trustee on two NGO boards.
Nigel Peters OBE
Dr June Taboroff
Culture, heritage and tourism specialist with experience of international development and environmental assessment. Project experience in over forty countries as consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, UNESCO and the World Bank.
George Bardwell CBE
Consultant in public administration reform and human resource management. Formerly a Human Resources Director of the largest Executive Agency in the UK. George is also a Member of two UK tribunals dealing with tax and criminal injuries compensation appeals. His international experience includes Armenia, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Slovakia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr Martyn Bond
Formerly BBC Berlin correspondent and European civil servant. Visiting Professor in European Politics and Policy, Royal Holloway, University of London. Martyn has a particular interest in European affairs, media and communications.
Consultant in human resource management and public administration reform. Chris has worked in public and private sector organisations in the UK, including the BBC, Barclays Bank and British Airways, and in a many different countries – particularly those in Africa, Central and Southern Asia.
Consultant in international development policy, governance and post-conflict reconstruction. Visiting Lecturer at the American University’s School of International Service, Washington DC.
Formerly a Director of PAI with over thirty years’ experience in public administration development internationally. He has designed and delivered many management development programmes, seminars and workshops for public service policy makers and managers from overseas. Don has managed major consultancy projects in Afghanistan, Colombia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Nigeria, Poland, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Tanzania, Turkey and Turkmenistan.
Specialises in consultancy in good governance, public administration and institutional development. He has been involved in civil service reform programmes in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as efficiency reviews and management development projects. Bob has worked on assignments in Bangladesh, The Gambia, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Romania, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand and the UK.
Consultant in macro-economics, economic policy for transitional economies and national higher education policy. Steve has consulting experience in Russia and Eastern Europe. Formerly Director of the European Development Centre, University of East Anglia.
Sir Anand Satyanand
GNZM (Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit), was until recently Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, the people’s organisation counterpart of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Over time he has been a Judge and an Ombudsman and he was Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. From 1998 to 2005 he was a key tutor on our annual professional development workshop for Ombudsmen. He has a wide range of interests in governance in New Zealand and the Pacific, including with Transparency International.