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Management Team

Gayle Turner

Project Principal

Gayle has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for more than 25 years. She joined Agriteam in 1991 as vice-president.

Guy Innes

Canadian Project Director

Mr. Innes is a development economist and senior project manager with more than 20 years of experience directing, managing and evaluating successful, complex, multi-million dollar international development assistance projects. His career history has focused on a number of different development challenges similar to the work of EDGE including overseeing a governance reform initiative that brought about improvements in Ukraine’s agriculture sector and another that introduced e-governance to the Philippines. Countries of Experience: Ukraine, Philippines, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Brunei, Canada.

Tawnia Sanford Ammar

Project Field Director

20+ years of experience managing reforms in developing and transition countries as diverse as Latvia, Russia and India; has worked in Ukraine for 6 years. Key areas of expertise: strategic planning, governance, rule of law and criminal justice.

Oleg Shymanskyi

Deputy Director

Oleg Shymanskyi is a former Director of Communications for the Minister of Economy Aivaras Abromavicius and a Team Lead for Communications reform at Ukrainian Parliament. For the past 2 years he focused on building citizen-oriented communications teams within government bodies, establishing international outreach and enhancing digital communication tools. Oleg has studied European Politics at University of Maastricht and undertook internships in Brussels and Jakarta. He is also a youth NGO alumni, having devoted considerable time to non-formal education and training through European Youth Parliament. In his spare time he gets a kick out of hiking, photography and running.

Sector Leads

Ruslan Kundryk

Governance Sector Lead

Attorney-At-Law, 20 years of professional experience in legal consulting and management reform programs within business, governmental and non-government environment in Ukraine and CIS. Key areas of expertise include: deregulation, governance and anti-corruption, investments, energy efficiency, PPPs and public procurement, legislation drafting.

Valeriy Dobrovolskiy

Economic Growth Sector Lead

10 years of professional experience in government, business and NGO areas. Key areas of expertise include: municipal projects, PPPs, capital markets, anti-money laundering.

Marina Dijkstra

Economic Growth Sector Lead

10+ years of professional experience in banking, policy, lobbying and advocacy.

Liudmyla Ikonnikova-Skutsennya

Local Gender Advisor

Responsible for oversight of the project gender equality strategy implementation that supports all operational and programming activities. Local Gender Advisor is to consider, model and promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming as part of a set of cross-cutting themes.

Daria Volchenko

Finance Sector Lead

12 years of professional experience in macroeconomic research, finance, investment banking and project management, including two years in reform facilitation teams at MinEconomy and MinFin. Key areas of expertise: public finance, banking sector, capital markets, state-owned enterprises.

Arseniy Polozhiy

Sector Lead

15 years of professional experience in diplomatic (consular) field within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (regional experience includes service in Ukraine, Malaysia, Canada) and work in business sector - legal consulting within large multinational holdings (Ukraine, EU, CIS). Key areas of expertise include: governance, administrative services, legislation drafting, corporate and contractual law. Attorney-at-law.

Advisors

Paul Degiacomo

Performance Measurement Advisor

With 30 years’ international development experience covering a range of sectors included public sector reform; Paul has worked in a variety of different technical and management roles. To EDGE, he brings his substantial project-level experience and applied knowledge of performance-based monitoring and evaluation systems including a deep understanding of results-based management. Countries of Experience: Senegal, Thailand and Egypt as well as numerous short-term assignments in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Ukraine.

Lenore Rogers

International Gender Advisor

Ms. Rogers earned her Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and specializes in the design and delivery of evidence-based international gender equality initiatives and strategies. To EDGE she brings this knowledge and experience as well as her toolbox of innovative gender mainstreaming tools, including gender-based policy and program analytical frameworks. Countries of Experience: Countries from the continents of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Canada.

Paul McCarthy

Transparency and Public Engagement Advisor

Paul McCarthy is EDGE’s anti-corruption advisor, bringing his knowledge and understanding of global best practices to bear on EDGE’s work in anti-corruption, public accountability strategies and corruption prevention methodologies and mechanisms. Paul’s expertise arises from nearly two decades of work in the field of governance reform and anti-corruption. Countries of Experience: Indonesia and South Asia.

Professionals for Reform Mechanism

Iryna Tushnytska

Operations Manager, Professionals for Reforms Support Mechanism

Iryna runs contracting for the PRSM, a multi-donor fund established by EDGE to provide human resource support to critical reform initiatives undertaken by national governmental agencies.

Daria Fesenko

HR Assistant, Professionals for Reform Support Mechanism

Daria Provides support by entering, formatting, and printing information; organizing work; reviewing publications; relaying messages; contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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Olga Veselovska

Finance Officer, Professionals for Reform Support Mechanism

Olga keeps track of the project related information is up to date; maintains PRSM Procedure Checklist; prepares file supporting documents for each reform initiatives; helps manage the project’s finance and accounting

Finance and Administration

Alla Kopelets

Finance Manager

Alla manages the project’s finance and accounting.

Victoria Egorova

Finance Assistant

Victoria helps to manage the project’s finance and accounting.

Tetyana Iakovenko

Administrative Officer

Tetyana provides assistance with various administration related issues.

Zied Ammar

IT and Logistics Officer

Zied provides technical support to all projects and manages the project server and websites.

Vitalina Ivakhnenko

Office/HR Manager

Vitalina deals with the project’s office administration.

Vesna Duricic

Canadian Administrative Officer

Ms. Duricic is EDGE’s Canada-based Administrative Officer and brings her extensive experience in administrating large multi-year projects, including several initiatives in Ukraine, to the project. Her role focuses on contracting, budgeting, liaising with project stakeholders, and coordinating study tours to Canada. Ms. Duricic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, is bilingual in English and Serbo-Croatian, and speaks conversational French. Countries of Experience: Bosnia, Croatia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.

Sandy Billington

Canadian Finance Officer

Sandy Billington is the Canadian Finance Officer on the EDGE Project and is responsible for accounting for all project expenditures of the EDGE Project. This includes auditing and reconciling field and Canadian expense reports as well as preparing financial forecasts and reports for the project’s principal funder, Global Affairs Canada. Countries of Experience: Ukraine, Honduras, South Africa, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

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