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.

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