Glynis Rankin is a founding director, and CEO, of Creative Metier. She is a senior executive coach and high-level specialist in strategic HR, leadership development and organisational change with over 20 years’ experience in the financial inclusion, banking and international development sectors in multiple countries across Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.
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Elizabeth brings over 13 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational diversity to the Creative Metier team. As the Head of Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Elizabeth is responsible for expanding Creative Metier’s coaching and mentoring programmes in the financial inclusion and international development sectors.
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Reema joins Creative Metier as the Head of Organisational Development and Strategic HR from her most recent role as Chief People Officer with BRAC International. With more than 18 years’ experience in human resources management, Reema has led organisational design, recruitment strategy, performance management, and organisational development projects in 25 countries, with a particular focus on financial services in South-East Asia, the Far East and sub-Saharan Africa.
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Lucy Carter joins Creative Metier as the Head of Governance from her most recent role as CEO of a charity working in African healthcare infrastructure. She has more than 20 years’ experience in governance and the delivery of change management, supporting governments of the UK, Africa, the UAE and in Afghanistan. She has held senior roles in global consultancy and a multi-academy trust.
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Andrew is the Head of Finance and Operations at Creative Metier. With 15 years of UK and international experience in senior finance roles in banking, insurance, retail, charity, manufacturing and publishing, he specialises in delivering process redesign, setting up and managing finance and operations teams, and mentoring developing talent across these sectors.
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Jessica Stewart is a core member of Creative Metier’s consulting team, specialising in supporting organisations to respond positively to rapid growth or changes in their operating environment. As the Head of Innovation and Partnerships, she leads on the implementation of innovative approaches to meeting client needs, delivery of research capability and on engagement with Creative Metier’s long term partners. Jessica is a highly skilled and experienced leader of research projects, specialising in analyses of services market and market maturity.
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Jessica Brown joins Creative Metier as Managing Consultant in the Innovation and Partnerships pillar, with more than ten years’ experience working with financial and microfinance institutions and then with grant making trusts internationally. She is currently working on the research aspect of a review of talent building programmes and programme re-design to ensure the impact of talent building initiatives for a major international funder.
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Tracey joined the microfinance industry 21 years ago. She has worked around the globe for two large international networks: Opportunity International (OI) and FINCA International, Inc. (FINCA). She has also provided consulting services for numerous other microfinance institutions and development organizations.
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Fiona is a Consultant at Creative Metier supporting the Executive Coaching and Mentoring Pillar. She is an HR professional with five years’ experience in HR management, headhunting, recruitment and project management. Her expertise lies in managing people and projects, developing content for programmes, organising activities, and in data analysis.
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Justyna works as Consultant across Creative Metier’s Organisational Development and Strategic HR, Executive Coaching and Mentoring, and Leadership Development Pillars. She is currently coordinating and designing delivery across assignments and programmes, including supporting research on behalf of FSD Africa to support the development of the services market for executive coaching in the financial sector in East Africa and Nigeria.
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Ray has over 20 years of international business experience working with large multinational organisations such as Diageo Plc and Electrolux across Africa and Asia, in senior finance executive roles. This has allowed him to build a broad commercial knowledge and a wide ranging network. He has also held roles in HR, Information Technology and business operations.
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Mary has eight years experience in the microfinance industry with Opportunity International working on Leadership and Management Development, audit review of MFI Operations as part of the Opportunity International Standards and Accreditation team, HR practice, Performance Management and training and development of senior and middle management in MFIs across Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
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“Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) has worked with Creative Metier in the design and delivery of Leadership Development Programmes for 50 of our staff, and also has provided executive coaching for selected senior Directors. Creative Metier conducts needs assessments and designs tailor-made, solution-based learning programmes. The programmes themselves are delivered with quality, focusing on participatory engagement, practical application of tools and concepts, and the creative exploration of solutions to the organisation's challenges.” Amina Jaberney Regional Human Resources Director