Who We Are

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Egino is a Community Interest Company that supports organisations and communities to deliver sustainable wellbeing. Based in Wales, we work with a network of expert Associates and partners in and beyond Wales.

Directors

Lila Haines

Lila is a highly skilled researcher who has considerable experience in policy development  across the spectrum of devolved matters. She’s been an author for the Economist Intelligence Unit and a journalist, worked in politics and international development, and has a particular interest in sustainable development and equality issues.  She speaks Welsh, Irish and Spanish.

Anna Nicholl

Anna has over 15 years’ experience in public policy and management in Wales. She has worked in government and politics, including as a Special Adviser of the Welsh Government, and in the third sector at senior management level. Anna is interested in governance and democracy at both local and national levels, social justice and sustainability and wellbeing. Her areas of expertise include strategy and policy development.

Chris Johnes

Chris Johnes has spent most of his working life moving between policy and practical work that has supported people to tackle poverty and disadvantage. He has worked in the third sector in southern Africa, Wales and the wider UK designing and managing community based programmes and influencing policy making. He also spent 5 years working in central Government in Wales on education and designing the first Objective 1 European programmes to come to Wales.

Associates

Victor Anderson

Victor has worked in Whitehall for the Sustainable Development Commission, in an environment NGO, a think-tank, the House of Commons, and as an elected politician in the London Assembly. He has written two books (‘Alternative Economic Indicators’ & ‘Energy Efficiency Policies’) and is currently part of an ESRC-funded research programme on “sustainable prosperity”. Victor has worked on a wide range of policy issues. His interests centre on the relationship between the economy and the environment.

Dr Leon Quinn

An experienced researcher and consultant who has worked with a wide range of clients, including third sector bodies, multi-agency programmes and the NHS, Leon provided the monitoring and evaluation capacity for Oxfam’s project work in Wales from 2012 to 2016. He previously worked in management and delivery roles at the Care Forum, and prior to that as an academic, manager and researcher in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. Leon’s work to date has focused on capturing learning and demonstrating value, particularly in relation to voluntary and statutory services for marginalised people. He is a member of Social Value UK, and has an ILM Development Award in Social Return on Investment.

Mirén Gough

As an Egino research associate, Mirén has focused on  constitutional and legislative issues, political questions, and European legislation. With an MSc in Management from Bath University, Mirén’s early career was primarily in project management in the education and skills sector, experience that helps to inform her role as a voluntary Chair of School Governors in a rural area. She has project managed for charity campaigns and e-learning software organisations as well as for Egino, for which she supported engagement and research dissemination projects. She has also founded and managed small businesses including a language school and a mountain tours company. Mirén speaks Welsh, Spanish, and Bosnian/Serbo-Croat.

Registered in Wales

Company number: 9263757