GMSI works through an international network of advisers, experts and associates in over 50 countries, which enables us to respond promptly and effectively to the diverse needs of clients anywhere

Director of GMSI

The current Director and Managing Consultant of GMSI is Professor Victor Ayeni, BSc., PhD. Dr Ayeni is an accomplished scholar and practitioner with over 35 years’ experience at senior-level in academics, international development and the Commonwealth. He is a leading authority in Governance and Public Sector Management. He has carried out teaching, research and policy advisory assignments in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Pacific and South America.

Prior to joining GMSI, Professor Ayeni was Director of the Governance and Institutional Development Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, and before that Deputy Director and Lead Adviser in Governance and Public Sector Management. He has also held various academic and research positions at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, the University of Botswana, and the University of the North in South Africa.

Professor Ayeni has a wide and versatile publication record in Public Sector Governance and Management, International Development, African and Commonwealth Studies. He is probably most well-known for his work on the ombudsman and related oversight institutions. In addition to his pioneering work in the Commonwealth Secretariat, he has conducted extensive research and professional work on oversight and institutional responses to securing integrity in government, resolving citizens’ grievances, and ensuring responsive and performance-driven public services.


International Advisers

Our International Advisers assist us in keeping abreast of developments in Governance and Public Sector Management around the world. Currently, the Group comprises of:

  • Dr Ladipo Adamolekun (Nigeria, University Professor and formerly of The World Bank)
  • Ambassador Olu Akinluyi (United Kingdom and formerly of UNESCO)
  • Ms Anna Bossman (Tunisia and International Civil Servant)
  • Dr Iraima Capriles (Dominican Republic and Professor of Law)
  • Dr Fanie Cloete (South Africa and University Professor)
  • Sir Dr Howard Fergus (Montserrat and former Deputy Governor)
  • Alhaji Musa Biu Kachala (Nigeria and former Senior Civil Servant)
  • Ms Relinda Louisy (USA and formerly of the OAS Secretariat)
  • Ms Nellie Mayshak (Canada and International Consultant)
  • Ms Ruth Mollel (Tanzania and former Permanent Secretary)
  • Mrs Connie Mompei (Botswana and former Clerk of Parliament and Adviser to the President)
  • Professor Stephen Offei (Ghana and Legal Expert)
  • Ms Memunatu Pratt (Sierra Leone and University Professor)
  • Mr Roy Saatchi (United Kingdom and formerly of the BBC)
  • Dr Hayden Thomas (Antigua and Barbuda and former Ombudsman)
  • Dr Kayode Soremekun (Nigeria and University Professor)

Associates and Experts

We are constantly up-dating our database of international associates and experts. Please contact us if you would like your name and expertise included in our database. Alternatively, you can Download Form to join GMSI Network of Associates here: