Dr. Gregory Wilson
Greg is an experienced governance and public policy practitioner and has worked extensively for the UK Government, the UN system, the IFIs, OECD, and many overseas governments on projects involving institutional and organisational development, public administration, post-conflict recovery and stabilisation operations.
Greg has post-graduate degrees from University College, London and Western Ontario, Canada and a PhD in Defence and Security from Cranfield University in the UK Defence Academy. He has designed and implemented innovative front-line assistance programmes for public administration, governance, conflict and stabilisation in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Iraq, Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Timor Leste, BiH and most recently Syria.
His recent research and scholarship focusses upon the limits to governance and public administration interventions in conflict and fragile state situations. He supported OECD DAC in undertaking the Fragile States Surveys for South Sudan and Timor Leste and facilitated the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in South Sudan. His strategic planning skills were brought to bear on the preparation of the first Development Plan for the new state of South Sudan. He has recently concluded projects in Afghanistan helping local government prepare the first Cabinet approved policy on District Council Representation, and the Ministry of Finance to revise the first comprehensive Aid Management Policy for Afghanistan which he also helped draft. Greg also prepared the initial drafts of UK Stabilisation Guidance for the Stabilisation Unit and is drafting other guidance for the SU on deployments into the UN system and managing political transitions. He teaches on the Cranfield MSc on Security Sector Management. He is a senior Conflict and Stabilisation Adviser for the UK Government and is a retained Adviser for the UN.
Edward leads Antylles’ Organisational Development practice area. Based in Washington D.C., he provides organisational development and change management advice to national governments, local governments in emerging markets and developing countries. He also regularly advises senior donor, international organization, NGO and Professional Services leaders operating in these environments on ways to improving critical value-creating capabilities such as country strategy, resource mobilisation, business development and programme delivery and evaluation.
Over the course of over two decades, Edward has lived and worked a number of countries in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe, including Sudan, Palestine, Kenya, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, USA, South Sudan, Indonesia, Switzerland, Denmark and of course his spiritual home on the beaches of Sydney, Australia.
Before founding Antylles, Edward was a Principal of a public sector management and technical advisory practice in the United Nations that focused on improving public sector capacity in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and which included working with McKinsey & Co. and the rollout of their Global Infrastructure Productivity Index.
He holds a post-graduate management degree from the University of Oxford and masters in International and European Security Policy from the University of Geneva. He has completed the 9-month Security Policy Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Leading Professional Service Firms course at Harvard Business School and holds a BA from University of Technology, Sydney.
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Allison is a political economist with extensive research experience both in academia and policy-making organizations like international law firms, the UK Government, and NGO and INGO organisations. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, she has contributed analysis to projects on resource allocation, state building, and institutional development.
Allison holds an MPhil degree in Modern Middle East Studies and is in the final year of her DPhil in Politics, both at the University of Oxford. She has conducted fieldwork across the MENA region for over eight years, particularly in Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt. Her DPhil dissertation stands at the intersection of comparative politics and development economics and unpacks the political and economic impacts of land redistribution on state capacity with a focus on Iraq and Jordan.
Allison has integrated her academic background into several research roles. Before her post-graduate work, Allison worked as an international dispute resolution specialist in Washington DC and London where she handled cases from the Lebanese civil war. Later, she co-established a data analysis programme at WaterSHED Asia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to increase the efficiency of the organization’s service delivery. Allison also contributed research assistance to the initial drafts of UK Stabilisation Guidance for the Stabilisation Unit.
Tony Willenberg is an e-government transformation advisor with a broad range of information and communications technology experience across public and private spaces and in a number of vertical sectors including: public finance, treasury, education, infrastructure, utilities, banking, agriculture, logistics, and customs; and with functional experience in: enterprise architecture, digital transformation, system architecture, software development team management and toolchains, ERP/GRP/IFMIS, enterprise application integration, and business intelligence, data warehousing & data science platforms.
He holds postgraduate degrees in commerce and computer science and has developed technology strategies, system architectures and socialisation plans at organisational, sectoral, national and regional levels to assist governments and organisations with digital adoption and transformation. He has advised the senior leadership of government departments and organisations on why and how to migrate from costly and unsustainable legacy IT infrastructure to thin-client, virtualized, cloud and hybrid-cloud computing architectures to improve agility, to reduce upfront and recurrent costs, and to drive higher service quality.
His broader career objective is to quicken the pace between the invention of digital technologies in the developed world, and application and adoption in emerging, developing and transitioning economy organisations and governments; by way of intermediating and advising between technologists on the one side and government & business leaders on the other side of ICT4D and the ‘digital divide’ the topic is intended to bridge.