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Our team


Gilberto Botas
Country Chairman
Since 1983, Gilberto has accumulated experience as a teacher, consultant and trainer, in the Public Administration of Mozambique (Ministries of Education and Labour); in the private sector (MOZAL); as National Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and consultant on a project funded by the World Bank (Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Action). Most recently he was an advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology, Higher and Technical Education in Mozambique. Gilberto is currently the Chairman of ANEP and Field Ready Mozambique.
Gaspar Buque
Country Director
Gaspar is a Human Resources Management Professional with more than 20 years of experience across several business sectors. He has held strategic and executive positions in HR and skills development initiatives in Mozambique and South Africa. Gaspar is currently Vice President of the Association of Companies and Human Resources Professionals, Associate Director of HR Country Intelligence and Country Director of Field Ready in Mozambique.
Inácio Sambula
Learning and Development Manager
Inácio has 21 years of industry experience split between engineering/maintenance and learning and development. He spent three years with Electro-Afa, a Portuguese electrical company as a technician; 13 years with BHP Billiton, and five years with Sasol. Inácio is currently the Learning and Development manager for Field Ready, working across all markets.


Monorvi Asampong
Regional Director, West Africa
Mono is currently the Regional Director, West Africa for Field Ready. She is also the Founder for Centre Executive Training & Development (CETAD). Mono relocated to Ghana from the UK in 2001. Her 18 years of experience has included management consulting, training and advisory services. Mono has a special interest in promoting and advocating for women in entrepreneurship and has spearheaded training and capacity development workshops for young female entrepreneurs in business.


Elefedo Idachaba
Country Director
Elefedo (Ele) is the Country Director for Field Ready in Nigeria. She is an experienced business development and human resources professional. Ele started her career in the banking sector, working in various departments including marketing. In 2015, she moved to the oil and gas sector as a business development manager, and later in human resources. Currently, she is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt North where has served as a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and several other committees both at the club and at district Level.

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Phil Andrews
CEO and Chairman
Phil Andrews has spent his entire career working to bring education and industry together all over the world. He is driven by an unshakeable belief in the capacity and power of young people to affect change. He loves his job because it means he can play a role in unlocking potential, solving problems and building something to make his own children proud.
Jack Pegram
Managing Director
Jack ensures Field Ready is the world’s leading employability organisation that helps thousands of young people to acquire the skills needed for employment. Jack manages Field Ready's team across all markets of operation and is responsible for building into new countries around the world. Jack has worked with the Getenergy group since 2013, where he has held the position of Managing Director at Getenergy Events Ltd. and Getenergy Field Ready Ltd.
Virginia Baker
Director of Programmes
Virginia joined the Getenergy group in 2015. As Director of Programmes, she is responsible for the management and delivery of Field Ready programmes across all markets. Virginia has a background in international development and has a strong interest in female education and women’s economic empowerment.
Jim Playfoot
Director of Learning
Jim is a writer, researcher and consultant and Founder and Managing Director of White Loop. Jim’s work over the last 15 years has focussed on exploring the challenges of how we educate and prepare young people for the 21st century. Jim has particular interest in how education can be a driver of social and economic development and has worked extensively in Africa and Latin America.
Kim Kousari
Head of Candidate Progression
Kim joined Field Ready in 2016, and helped launch the inaugural programme in Takoradi, Ghana. She has spent over 10 years working in the aviation industry, visiting over 100 countries with both commercial and private airlines, and has lived in the UK, France, Middle East and West Africa. Alongside student engagement, she supports and co-ordinates our teams in several different countries with logistics and project management.
John Elsner
Director of Commercial Development
John has been affiliated with the Getenergy group for more than a decade, joining the Field Ready Commercial Development team in 2021. An attorney by training, he has worked in international consulting and logistics, coordinating training groups from multinational corporations and government entities from more than 50 countries.
Thierry Henault
Director for Treasury, Financial Management and Reporting
Thierry is the manager of Synergie and Management. He is a former member of the Strategic Council of the Institute for Research and Advertising Studies (IREP). He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (ESCP) in Paris and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics from the Faculty of Law and Economics of PARIS ASSAS.
Katie Shaw
Financial Controller
Katie joined Field Ready in 2019. She previously worked for Thames Valley Police as both a civilian and Police Officer for over 8 years. Since having a family, she took a career change and trained in finance. She also has experience working for businesses within the marketing and creative industries.
Susanna Smart
Marketing Advisor
Susanna grew up in Nigeria. Following a time working for Nestle in Switzerland, she returned to Nigeria with her husband. They subsequently moved to Zambia where Susanna worked for the United Nations Development Programme. Back in the UK, she had a career in corporate communications and investor relations for Reed Elsevier. Susanna is involved with the Heritage Education Trust, judging programmes aligned with the national curriculum, delivered by education officers at historic properties.
Tom Race
Operations Manager
Tom joined the Field Ready team in 2022. He has recently completed a MSc in International Development from Northumbria University. In his short career before joining Field Ready he has been involved in education programmes in Kenya and Vietnam. Tom has a keen interest in both Africa and development issues and specifically how education and training can be a real force for change across the African continent and the world.

Associate trainers

Ama Duncan
Ama Duncan loves to help businesses and individuals flourish through training, mentoring, and coaching. In 2015, she founded The Fabulous Woman Network – where she leads her team to conduct activities which help African women in business plan, execute and achieve their goals. Ama is also the Lead Consultant for Ama Duncan Consulting - a social enterprise which serves leaders and employees of several multinational organisations.
Jennifer Agyeman
Jennifer is a facilitator, trainer, and certified coach. For over a decade, she has designed and delivered training for people of different levels across the public, private and NGO sectors. A certified and experienced Master Practitioner in the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) she provides insights and tools to shift attitudes and increase resourcefulness and achieve desired results. Jennifer values impactful training, education and entrepreneurship as a means to transform lives.
Nuala Gage
Nuala’s 24+ years of experience spans a range of industries and businesses including logistics, retail and oil and gas. With a background in adult learning and development, Nuala has developed and delivered bespoke training and leadership programs globally, working with teams, organisational safety culture, safety behaviour coaching, executive coaching and safe operations and performance consultancy. She has spent time as a regional sales manager in technical and industrial quality, safety solutions and experienced the sights and sounds of 21 African countries to date.
Obinna Ohanele
Obinna has more than 28 years of experience as an equipment maintenance planner, consultant, certified lifting equipment inspector and trainer across organisations in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. He is presently a consultant trainer in competence and occupational safety with expertise in the training and assessment of crane and forklift operators, riggers, etc. Other skill areas include HSE, applied personal skills, confined space, working at height and manual handling.
Harrison Kofi Gibson
Harrison specialises in Environmental, Health Safety and Quality consulting, training, audit and advisory. He has 15 years of experience working across different sectors including mining, logistics and hospitality. He is the MD of Gibson Safety Consult Ltd. Harrison uses a positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. He and his company have won multiple awards in the industry.
Paulo Selemane
Paulo Selemane, Mozambican, has 22 years of professional experience in senior leadership positions, most of which in HR Management. He worked for ARA-Sul, National Directorate for Water Resources Management, Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa, Jhpiego (as the first HR Director) and is currently with the ILO (United Nations). He has been engaged in training, facilitation, and debate moderation. He is an Associate Trainer for Field Ready, has facilitated Wellbeing Training Sessions with Tempus Global Group and the HR Hybrid Forum.