We are delighted to announce that Professor Gloria Agyemang has been appointed as Chair of Trustees for EduSpots UK.
Professor Agyemang joined the EduSpots board in July 2021, and since this time has offered exceptional commitment to her role as trustee through her consistent strategic input, hands-on support with staff development, recruitment and management, and the time she has taken to engage directly with Catalysts across the network through Ignite Talks and professional development sessions.
Gloria Agyemang is Professor of Accounting, and previous Head of the School of Business and Management (2016-2021) and Executive Dean of the School of Business and Management (2021-2022) at Royal Holloway, University of London. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of London. Receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Ghana and her postgraduate at McGill University, Canada, she has both management and teaching experience at UK and African Universities.
Her diverse research interests include Accounting and Race, Culture and Diversity issues; NGO Accountability, Management Control and performance management in Public Sector Organisations, the Management of Educational institutions; Accounting and Sustainability Management in Emerging Economies, Accounting for Migration-Immigration and Accounting for Crime.
Gloria has stood on governing bodies and councils of 3 UK educational institutions: University of Worcester, Chartered Association of Business Schools and the British Accounting and Finance Association
Commenting on her appointment, Professor Agyemang commented: “I’m really excited to have been given this honour of being the Chair person for EduSpots. EduSpots carries out amazing and important work, and I look forward to working with volunteers, staff and partners across the network to drive forward and achieve our shared goals.”
We thank Cat Davison for her commitment as Chair of Trustees, offering 8 years of board leadership and governance oversight since EduSpots’ registration in April 2016. She has guided EduSpots to this point where we have developed the literacy, leadership and creativity skills of over 10,000 learners annually through the work of over 250 local Catalysts and 50 education spaces named ‘Spots’.
Cat Davison commented: ‘I am confident that Gloria is the right person to ensure strong governance of the organisation and lead our trustee team as we move into the next phase of our development. Gloria is an experienced and insightful leader, with the ability to ensure decisions are made in line with organisational aims and wider compliance. We have already benefited from her inspirational leadership and guidance, and the team are looking forward to working even more closely with Gloria to advance our collective impact in 2024 and beyond.’
At this point we would also thank all the trustee team in both the UK and Ghana for their consistent support behind the scenes. We appreciate the voluntary oversight given by Gayle Clifford, Mark Goodrich, Adam Khanbhai, Amjad Saleem as UK trustees, alongside Francis Yeboah and Cat Davison for their role as Directors of the Ghana NGO board, which we are starting to further expand in the year ahead.