Lydia is Head of Membership. She builds and maintains relationships across WIG's member organisations to maximise engagement and the benefit they get from their corporate membership. She is also responsible for ensuring the membership itself is balanced and reflective of the UK economy comprising representation from all key sectors.
Prior to this, Lydia was in WIG’s Talent team where she was the Director of the Charity Next programme, facilitating secondments for future leaders of the public sector into the not-for-profit sector. She also organised placements for senior leaders and brokered cross-sector mentoring partnerships.
Before WIG, Lydia was Project Manager at a think tank also with a mission to improve collaboration between the sectors, where she focused on tackling UK financial reform and climate change. Lydia achieved a 1st-Class degree in Arabic and French and uses her language skills outside of WIG to support a range of organisations in the UK and abroad, working to improve the lives of refugees. She is also a Fellow of the Charityworks Not-For-Profit Leadership Development Programme, through which she currently mentors trainees.
Andrew works with the Head of Membership and the Relationship Managers, supporting WIG membership growth, engagement strategy and the member experience.
Prior to joining WIG, Andrew spent several years working in membership development and retention roles for professional membership bodies in the not-for-profit sector (The Law Society, The Institute of Directors and BritishAmerican Business).
Andrew is a graduate of Cardiff University with a BSc(Econ) in European Studies. Outside of WIG, Andrew enjoys travelling abroad and spending time with friends and family. He loves to follow anything to do with Aviation, Politics and Football.
Harry works within both the Leadership and Membership departments. He is responsible for co-ordinating and the delivery of all of WIG's leadership programmes. On the membership side Harry deals with the renewal process, responds to member enquiries and provides support to relationship managers.
Prior to joining WIG Harry worked for Spire Healthcare within the NHS department assisting with all NHS outsourcing and previously spent 7 months travelling South East Asia and Australia. Harry graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA degree in International Relations and History. Outside of WIG he enjoys playing football, golf and skiing.
I honestly think WIG is the best value membership organisation there is.
Adam JacksonGrant Thornton