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.
As a Senior Membership Executive Harry co-ordinates WIG's business development plan, supporting the growth of membership. Harry also leads on WIG's renewal process and works closely with our team of Relationship Managers. Previously Harry worked within the Leadership team, focusing on participant recruitment and running a number of WIG's cross-sector Leadership Programmes.
Harry graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA degree in International Relations and History. Outside of WIG he is a big Arsenal fan and enjoys playing football and golf.