Patrick heads our Talent team, a Careers and Talent Management service that we offer to all our member organisations, the purpose of which is to allow individuals to have experience of working in a different sector. Prior to joining WIG, Patrick worked for an international headhunting company, where he led on senior appointments on behalf of Central Government, Educational Institutions, Housing Associations and Charities, in addition to a range of organisations in the Private Sector. Patrick graduated from Oxford University with a BA Hons in History and Politics. Outside of WIG, Patrick is a founder and Club Secretary of a Sunday League Football team and is a keen fan of Arsenal FC. He also volunteers as a Mock Interviewer on behalf of a charitable employment initiative.
Samira manages WIG’s relationship with the Charity Sector and is the Director of Charity Next. Charity Next, established by The Prince's Charities Foundation, is an initiative to improve understanding between the sectors through Secondments. The scheme, managed by WIG, gives leaders and future leaders in the private and public sectors the opportunity to contribute their skills and enthusiasm to key posts in the voluntary sector, in order to facilitate an exchange of expertise, build greater mutual understanding and encourage closer working. Samira also manages WIG’s wider secondments offer across all sectors. Prior to joining WIG in 2015, Samira was working on the Tower of London Remembers Poppy Project as Project Manager. She lead the installation of all 888,246 ceramic poppies in November 2014 by recruiting 33,000 volunteers to assist with the installation. Samira stems from a background within the Cultural and Heritage sector and has previously held roles within the Royal Household, The Museum of London Group and Historic Royal Palace Enterprises Ltd. She graduated from City University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. She is a freelance professional makeup artist and dedicates her time outside of WIG on editorial makeup shoots.
Finn manages our Non-Executive recruitment process for WIG. Here he supports our members and non-members to streamline their recruitment campaigns to ensure the right candidate is matched to their specified requirements. He also advises individuals on potential mentoring and secondment opportunities. Finn was previously a Consultant at an international executive search firm, working on projects across a range of sectors, including multiple senior roles within Central Government and Higher Education. Finn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from the University of Oxford.
Lorna is the dedicated support for the Talent Team, helping to co-ordinate the Charity Next programme as well as our Recruitment and Mentoring services. She is the Lead for Talent Insights: a scheme that allows 3-5 days to be spent in another sector, shadowing a peer or learning how another organisation tackles particular challenges. As such she identifies the ideal host for candidates seeking a short insight into another sector. Lorna is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity, and is advising on the WIG D&I Network programme of events this year. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Greenwich, having read History and Politics.