|Margaret O`Grady, Executive Director
After completing her BA in English and International Studies in 1990, Maggie worked with homeless men in Boston for 3 years. In 1992, she completed a post-graduate programme in Women in Politics and Government, which included an internship at the Massachusetts State House. In 1993-1995, Maggie served in the US Peace Corps, managing projects and working with a Government Health Team in rural Cote d`Ivoire, West Africa. 1996-1997, Maggie completed her MA in International Studies and Diplomacy at London University`s School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. In 1997, Maggie set up her own consultancy and was outsourced by NGOs to advise on, write and edit reports and policy documents.
Maggie`s work for ICT began in July 1999 and in 2002 she played a key role in developing ICT`s strategy in consultation with her colleagues. In 2004, Maggie began to work as ICT`s Executive Director. She brings with her practical experience of working with marginalised groups and working in the developing world; passion to work toward ICT`s mission, vision and strategy with others; and knowledge that ICT must implement new and efficient systems if it is to achieve its objectives.
Maggie, 37, lives in London with her husband and 8-year old daughter.