Our Advisors

Our Directors, staff and associates have extensive experience of programmes in public administration internationally, including in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific.

We have excellent relations across the civil service, local government and related organisations in the UK public and private sectors, and can resource consultancy projects and programmes with experienced public servants, consultants and trainers. We have strong links with institutions and experts in a range of countries and are experienced at working in partnership with regional consultants and local counterparts. We have worked with many international organisations and funding agencies.

Advisory Panel

Dr Philip Aylett

Formerly a senior civil servant in the UK with many years’ experience in central Government Ministries. More recently he has worked as Clerk of the House of Commons Select Committees on Public Accounts, Public Administration and Foreign Affairs. Philip’s interests include public sector ethics, good governance and government communications. Please click here to read Philip’s article on the work of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Professor Gavin Drewry

Emeritus Professor of Public Administration, University of London and an Honorary Professor in Law at University College London. In an academic career spanning more than forty years, Gavin has published extensively on public administration, parliamentary government, legal institutions and public law. He serves on the editorial boards of several major international journals. Please click here to read Gavin’s article on London and its transport systems.

Dr Garth Glentworth OBE

Formerly Senior Governance Adviser at the Department for International Development (DFID). His core expertise is in public sector reform, training and mentoring, particularly in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South and South East Asia. More recently Garth has advised on security, justice, policing and political institutions, including working with for DFID’s Stabilisation Unit, concentrating on conflict and fragile states. Please click here to read Garth’s thoughts about The Changing Policy Framework for UK Aid.

Pauline Hayes CBE

Has had a long career in the UK public service and in international development work, primarily with the Department for International Development (DFID), initially as a Governance Adviser before moving on to leadership roles. From 2013-2015 Pauline was Director of the division covering DFID’s work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and prior to this she was head of its Afghanistan country office. In 2016 Pauline led DFID’s inputs to the final stages of the Iraq Inquiry. Pauline has worked in a wide range of countries and regions including Eastern Africa (based in Kenya), Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, India, Myanmar, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Prior to DFID, Pauline worked for The British Council, including postings in Indonesia and Sudan. She is currently a trustee on two NGO boards.

Honorary Associates 

We are also supported by a group of Honorary Associates who have been involved in our consultancy and development work, undertaking consultancy projects and directing workshops and seminars both in London and internationally.

Dr June Taboroff
Culture, heritage and tourism specialist with experience of international development and environmental assessment. Project experience in over forty countries as consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, UNESCO and the World Bank.

George Bardwell CBE
Consultant in public administration reform and human resource management. Formerly a Human Resources Director of the largest Executive Agency in the UK. George is also a Member of two UK tribunals dealing with tax and criminal injuries compensation appeals. His international experience includes Armenia, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Slovakia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Martyn Bond
Formerly BBC Berlin correspondent and European civil servant. Visiting Professor in European Politics and Policy, Royal Holloway, University of London. Martyn has a particular interest in European affairs, media and communications.

Chris Jones
Consultant in human resource management and public administration reform. Chris has worked in public and private sector organisations in the UK, including the BBC, Barclays Bank and British Airways, and in a many different countries – particularly those in Africa, Central and Southern Asia.

Alexander Knapp
Consultant in international development policy, governance and post-conflict reconstruction.  Visiting Lecturer at the American University’s School of International Service, Washington DC.

Donald McGregor
Founding member and formerly a Director of PAI with over thirty years’ experience in public administration development internationally. He has designed and delivered many management development programmes, seminars and workshops for public service policy makers and managers from overseas. Don has managed major consultancy projects in Afghanistan, Colombia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Nigeria, Poland, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Tanzania, Turkey and Turkmenistan

Robert Raitt
Specialises in consultancy in good governance, public administration and institutional development. He has been involved in civil service reform programmes in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as efficiency reviews and management development projects. Bob has worked on assignments in Bangladesh, The Gambia, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Romania, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand and the UK.

Stephen Rankin
Consultant in macro-economics, economic policy for transitional economies and national higher education policy. Steve has consulting experience in Russia and Eastern Europe. Formerly Director of the European Development Centre, University of East Anglia.

Sir Anand Satyanand
GNZM (Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit), was until recently Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, the people’s organisation counterpart of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Over time he has been a Judge and an Ombudsman and he was Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. From 1998 to 2005 he was a key tutor on our annual professional development workshop for Ombudsmen. He has a wide range of interests in governance in New Zealand and the Pacific, including with Transparency International.