Gilberto Botas – Country Chair

Since 1983 Gilberto has accumulated experience as a teacher, consultant and trainer, in the Public Administration of Mozambique (Ministries of Education and Labor); 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.

Gaspar Buque – Country Director

Gaspar Buque is a Human Resources Management Professional with more than 15 years performing Management roles in HR environment and supporting Multinational business operating in Mozambique. He was exposed to variety of industries and business sectors, namely – Transport, HR Consultancy, Telecommunications, Aluminum Smelter and Oil and Gas.

He played strategic roles delivering Business solutions throughout the Employee Value Chain across all the functions he performed.

Inacio Sambula – Learning, Development and Programme Manager

Inacio has 21 years of industry experience split between Engineering/Maintenance and Learning and Development. He spent 3 years with Electro-Afa, a Portuguese Electrical company as a Technician; 13 years with BHP Billiton, and 5 Years with Sasol. Inacio currently works in the Learning and Development consultancy Environment.


Monorvi Asampong

Monorvi Asampong – Director

Mono is currently the Ghana Country Director for Field Ready. She is also the Founder for Centre Executive Training & Development (CETAD).

Loving the continent of Africa and wanting to unearth the many opportunities that the continent holds, Mono relocated to Ghana from the UK in 2001. Her 18 years experience has evolved to include Management Consulting and Training in the Petroleum Sector and Advisory services in Education and Entrepreneurship. She has facilitated and moderated numerous training programs, for policy dialogue in Education and the Extractive Industries for both government and private sectors.

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.

Abayomi Olujide – Instructor Support Consultant

Jide is an HSE specialised lead trainer who participated in the training of Ghana Cohort 1’s pilot programme. He has worked with various oil and gas companies in Nigeria as a safety representative and trainer.

Jide is a member of IOSH, ISPON, WSO and has consulted for Haliburton, Kevros Global services, Wolf Offshore, TOTAL and Pace Nigeria.

Zulfawu Amadu – Assistant to Ghana Director

Zulfawu (Zee) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

She currently works as the assistant to Mono Asampong, Country Director for Field Ready Ghana, helping with daily management, scheduling of meetings, and day-to-day administration.
Zee enjoys cooking, listening to music and playing volleyball


Ele Idachaba – Director

Elefedo (Ele) is an experienced and innovative Business Development and Human Resources Professional with over 10 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Central England, now called Birmingham City University, with a BSC in Computing with Artificial Intelligence, and holds an MSC in Business and IT from Aston University in Birmingham, UK.

In 2007, she started a career in the banking sector, precisely First Bank of Nigeria PLC, and worked in various departments within the bank before settling in the Marketing Unit.

In 2015 she left the banking sector into the Oil and Gas sector as a Business Development Manager, responsible for managing the business relationship of the organisation and later moved to a new role as Human Resources Manager.

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.

Baingor Joiner – Scholarships Manager

Baingor graduated with a Masters degree in Geology from University College London and has a wide range of experiences in the geosciences, earth resources & sustainability. He has consulted for corporate and private enterprises in accomplishing institutional goals with innovation, posterity and mutual benefits at the core of his ethos.

United Kingdom

Phil Andrews – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Phil is an entrepreneur and investor. His career has been dedicated to creating new and exciting opportunities for companies and education institutions to collaborate in a sustainable manner for the benefit of all. Phil is responsible for our strategy development, overall business growth and our top-level government and corporate relationships, globally.

Jack Pegram – Managing Director

Jack has worked with the Getenergy group since 2013. He has just completed an MSc on Localisation at Cranfield University and is responsible for developing Field Ready in new markets around the world. As our MD Jack is also responsible for building our team in the UK and internationally.

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 and the licensing of partner education institutions.

Jim Playfoot – Head of Programme Delivery

Jim is a writer, researcher and consultant and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Getenergy Intelligence, an education consultancy based in Soho, London. 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 a number of different countries with logistics and project management.

Susanna Smart

Susanna Smart – Marketing Adviser

Susanna grew up in Nigeria, living variously in Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt. Following a time working for Nestle in Switzerland, she returned to Nigeria with her husband and lived in Benin, Sapele and Warri. They subsequently moved to Zambia where Susanna worked in Lusaka for the United Nations Development Programme.

Back in the UK, she joined the global publishing company, Reed Elsevier plc, where she had a career in corporate communications and investor relations across the company’s UK and overseas offices. She is keen on history and is involved with the Heritage Education Trust, judging programmes aligned with the national curriculum, delivered by education officers at historic properties.

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 – Finance Controller

Katie has been working with the Thames Valley Police as both a civilian and Police Officer since 2009. Since having a family she has taken a career change and retrained in finance putting herself through the relevant accounting exams. She has worked previously for businesses in the marketing and creative industries and is looking forward to the next chapter with Field Ready.

Simon Warn

Simon Warn – Web & Social Content Strategist

Simon joined the Field Ready team in 2017 bringing with him a wealth of experience in various Web technologies.

Self taught from the age of 13, Simon works with the Field Ready team in maintaining the companies website, creating graphics and video, extending the reach of social media through strategic content creation, and creating informational materials for our audiences around the world.