WIG’s Leadership team delivers something different –  sustainable leadership development in a cross-sector environment. The strength of our leadership programmes, masterclasses/seminars and organisational raids is the ability to produce deep learning and collaboration within a cross-sector environment that benefits the individual, their team and their wider organisation.

  • Catherine Taylor

    Head of Leadership

    Catherine is Head of Leadership overseeing all of WIG’s L&D offers to our members and beyond.  This includes our flagship cross-sector leadership development programmes, organisational raids and Learning Exchange Groups between the public, private and not for profit sectors, our personal development masterclasses and many bespoke L&D programmes for our members. Before she joined WIG, Catherine spent a decade as a Civil Servant in the government's marketing agency following an international career in the private sector including Global Marketing Director for Durex and European Marketing Director for Yahoo! Outside of WIG, she is an advocate for children with special needs and enjoys cooking (and of course the eating).

  • Federica Iudica

    Leadership Executive

    As a Leadership Programme Executive, Federica supports the organisation and delivery of some of our development seminars. Federica graduated from the University of Bologna with a BA in Political, Social and International Sciences. She has a keen interest in conflict transformation and sustainable development which drove her to study peace and conflict for her Master of Arts at the University of Leiden. Prior to joining WIG she worked as an intern for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Outside WIG Federica loves art, archaeology, discovering new music, and food. 

  • Roy Johnson

    Leadership Development Programmes Manager

    Roy manages our Future Leaders Programme, designed to boost early leadership potential and, looks after our early career offer. He also runs WIG’s one day ‘Organisational Raids’ programme, providing him with invaluable expertise in structuring programmes and teams to make the most of cross-sector learning opportunities. Before joining us Roy worked for IBM as a technical specialist, managed Industrial Trainees and recruited for IBM’s graduate development programme. He volunteers for Cyber Champions and supports its mission to help school children stay safe online.

  • Hannah Langsford

    Leadership Programmes Manager

    As Leadership Programmes Manager, Hannah is responsible for the management and continued development of WIG’s leadership programmes.  Prior to joining WIG, Hannah designed and delivered programmes for executive leaders in the education sector, and has also produced learning and development programmes for the wider public sector.  Hannah holds a BA (Hons) degree in History and Political Science from the University of Birmingham. Outside of WIG she enjoys baking and is a volunteer for Homeless Action in Barnet.  

  • Gina Rico

    Leadership Programmes Executive

    Gina supports our members and non-members through organising a range of development opportunities and making sure the processes behind them work efficiently. Anything from our one day Masterclasses to our longer bespoke Leadership Programmes which are designed and tailored to specific member’s learning and development needs. For nearly a decade, Gina has dedicated herself solely to the voluntary sector. Since her move to the UK from Colombia, Gina has worked implementing projects at several leading NGOs, including Girlguiding UK, Amnesty International and Peace Brigades. Gina graduated from Birkbeck University with a BA degree in Politics, Philosophy and History, going on to study postgraduate qualifications including an MA in Human Rights. In her spare time, she loves dancing around the house, practicing yoga, and is a devoted wife and mother to two sons and a daughter.

  • Danielle Wallace

    Senior Leadership Programmes Executive

    As a Senior Leadership Programmes Executive, Danielle runs some of our commissioned seminars and programmes. Danielle graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with a BA Degree in Criminology and Sociology. Outside of WIG she enjoys skiing and cooking.