30 March 2015
We are delighted to announce the appointments of three Senior Directors to our Governance team.
Andrew Cross, Stuart Roberts and Peter Reed bring with them an extensive set of skills, experience, and networks which reinforces WYG’s established relationships with HM Government along with bilateral and multi lateral donor organisations. This will facilitate the expansion of the company’s International Development operations.
Andrew Cross, a former Senior Civil Servant in the Ministry of Justice, joins WYG as Director, Head of Justice Development. After working at a senior level within the UK Justice system, Andrew’s appointment will exploit his capability and knowledge in rule of law consultancy and international capacity building. Andrew is currently working as Justice Advisor for DfID’s Security, Justice & Defence Programme in Libya.
Stuart Roberts, an ex-army officer, retired from his position as a Colonel 6 months ago. He has worked with NATO, the UN, and AU, and has extensive overseas experience in the Middle East, Africa (including Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Libya) and Europe (including the Balkans). He is currently appointed as the MoD Institutional Embedded Advisor as part of the UK’s Security, Justice & Defence Programme in Libya, and now as a Director within the Governance team.
Finally, Peter Reed completes the trio of appointments as he joins as Head of Security Sector Development. Peter also has an army background and brings 30 years’ international development experience in 42 countries, including 12 in Africa. He formerly undertook strategic development work with ministers, mostly in post-conflict zones. With extensive experience of working with the UN, NATO and a range of international donors, WYG will benefit from Peter’s experience and relationships in security sector development.
Clive Anderson, Head of Major Projects, commented: “In Peter, Stuart and Andrew, we have gained over 60 years of international experience and expert contacts, as well as an unrivalled subject matter expertise from their previous roles. These three senior directors were recruited into the Governance team to further enhance our credibility in security sector development and deliver increasingly complex international programmes."
Pictured, from left: Peter Reed, Andrew Cross, & Stuart Roberts