Management

Directors

Alain Tschudin

Alain Tschudin

Executive Director, SADC

Email: alain@gga.org

Dr Alain Tschudin is Executive Director of Good Governance Africa (SADC). A registered psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Natal University, Alain was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, before returning to studies there, completing a M. Phil. in Divinity and a Ph.D. in Ethics. He has broad research and community engagement interests and has worked for universities and NGOs in Africa and Europe, with the European Commission, and as lead consultant for Save the Children and UNICEF in Africa and the Middle-East. He is Honorary Research Associate on the Peacebuilding Programme at Durban University of Technology.

Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu

Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu

Executive Director, West Africa

Email: tina.asante-apeatu@gga.org

Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu is GGA-Accra Centre’s Executive Director. Tina is an accomplished Programme Manager and Facilitator, with a well-built reputation in NGO programme coordination – managing for result/impact. She trained and has a long-standing professional experience in the field of international development, building an extensive career in project design, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation after originally training in office management. Consequently, Tina has attained immense experience in the areas of Political Education, Rule of Law and Citizen Participation; working in multicultural and multilingual contexts in Africa and Europe.
Tina holds Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and Bachelor of Art (Psychology/Political Science) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Oladiran (Ola) Bello

Oladiran (Ola) Bello

Executive Director, Nigeria

Email: ola.bello@gga.org

Ola obtained both his MPhil and PhD degrees in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and also holds a First Class BSc degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has worked for organisations including the United Nations (New York) and Management Systems International (Washington DC), Merchant International Group (London) and Arthur Andersen (later KPMG). Dr Ola Bello has more than 10 years of experience in research and policy advisory, including on governance and extractive sector reform; sustainable development; and international development cooperation (including in EU-Africa relations). He spent three years with FRIDE (Spain) managing a donor-funded programme on the EU’s role in managing fragility and resource governance in select African countries. In 2012-2015, he was Head, Governance of Africa’s Resource Programme (GARP) at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and also functioned as head of SAIIA’s Cape Town office. Ola oversaw research, advisory and consultancy work covering extractive governance, resource beneficiation, sustainable local procurement/community engagement, climate change and the environment in more than 15 African countries during his stint at SAIIA.

Emmanuel Sairosi

Emmanuel Sairosi

Executive Director: Zimbabwe

Emmanuel Sairosi is an international development practitioner passionate about themes in African development particularly governance and international political economy. Emmanuel has worked as a Lecturer in Social Sciences in Aalesund, Norway and at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) lecturing Development Studies, Political Science and International Relations where he contributed to the design and development of taught modules. In 2013 Emmanuel moved to Norway where he worked as a Senior Policy and Development Analyst for a Danish organisation A2B focussing on education and integration of Syrian refugees in Norway, teaching Norwegian language and social sciences. Closely working with the Norwegian Immigration Department (UDI) Emmanuel worked as a Policy and Development Advisor focussing on models of resettlement, integration and education, and repatriation of refugees. Emmanuel also worked as a Senior Policy and Development Analyst for Adecco International Organisation providing consultancy and advise to the Norwegian Social Welfare Department (NAV). Emmanuel holds an MSc in Africa and International Development from Edinburgh in International Development from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Honours (cum laude) and Bachelors in Social Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and undergraduate certificates in English and Norwegian Languages from Volda University College in Norway. Emmanuel is currently finalising his PhD registration at the Geneva School of Governance where his doctoral studies will focus on resource governance and citizen participation.

General Management

Michelle Venter

Michelle Venter

General Manager & Head of Development

Email: michelle@gga.org

Michelle is a media specialist with over fifteen years management experience in print & publishing, having worked for South Africa’s most prominent media groups like Entrepreneur Media, Media24 and Times Media on both magazines, newspapers and digital focusing on client management, circulation and subscription services. She spent two years at a digital NPO working on digirati advertising and publishing awards, The Bookmarks. Michelle also has several years experience in television & radio production for a top advertising agency and has extensive experience with events. Her overall focus is marketing and brand management.

Good Governance Africa also has a team of researchers and specialist professionals working across Africa to realise our mission.

Lloyd Coutts

Lloyd Coutts

Head of Publications

Email: lloyd.coutts@gga.org

Lloyd trained in journalism at the SAAN School in Port Elizabeth and holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (Hons) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked as a reporter, sub-editor, news editor, assistant editor and acting editor for such publications as Business Day, The Star, Business Report and Sunday World. He has experience in wire services, notably the German Press Agency (dpa), and radio (Network Radio News and Classic FM). He has worked in television news at eNCA. Lloyd also has digital media training and experience, and worked at www.enca.com as the Africa Editor.