Randa Grob-Zakhary, M.D., PhD., is the Founding Partner and CEO of Insights for Education. Motivated by training in medicine and neuroscience, she moved into global education to contribute to reducing the gap between knowledge and practice and has worked closely with ministries of education and other system leaders. She is a Board Member with the Global Partnership for Education, and the former Chair of its Strategy and Impact Committee. Relevant prior roles include: CEO, LEGO Foundation; Global Head of Education, Porticus; High-Level Working Group OECD Education 2030; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute, and, McKinsey Management Consultant in Health Care.
Having joined in March 2020 as our Director of Operations, Natasha is developing our physical and virtual infrastructure. With degrees in International Management, Public Administration and Law, Natasha’s experiences span across the corporate and not-for-profit spaces in the United States, Europe and Brazil, including roles at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, impact investing and social enterprises, and, more recently, in her own Swiss-based start-up.
Aleesha Taylor is the Principal of Herald Advisors, a consulting firm that provides technical assistance and strategic guidance to governments and international organisations on systems change, policy reform, organisational design and effective partnerships.
As of July 2020, she will act as Interim Chief Technical Officer for Insights for Education. Aleesha brings a wealth of experience as a grant maker and strategist for global foundations and networks. In addition to leading the search for a permanent CTO, Aleesha will oversee country-level teams and activities, establish strategic partnerships, and guide the adaptation of data categorisation frameworks for the education sector.
With deep experience in education and development, Dr. Hassan has worked closely with education ministries and civil society stakeholders on policy and strategy development and on linking global and national evidence interpretation and use. He brings an understanding of diverse contexts having worked in the UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of viaEd, a consultancy that supports grant-giving foundations globally, working in education and early childhood development. Andrew's career developed in the management of large education systems and through leadership roles in IT, communications, finance, operations, research and learning. He has held senior roles with the International Baccalaureate, University of London, and the LEGO Foundation.
Working within national and global education sectors for more than fourteen years, Eileen is an independent consultant currently working with private education foundations providing advisory, management, analysis and strategy development support. She has held roles with Porticus, the Institute of International Education New York, and the Irish Higher Education Authority.