The Team

Isabelle Adam

Project Manager

Isabelle joined the Transparency International Global Health programme in June 2022 as a consultant. She is responsible for project management and supporting partner chapters in project implementation. Her background lies in development project management and anti-corruption research, particularly on public procurement. Isabelle has previously gained work experience in Uganda, Madagascar and Bolivia conducting field research and working in local NGOs. She graduated in Global Public Policy (MA) at Central European University in Budapest and IBEI Barcelona, focusing on the governance of development cooperation.

Jonathan Cushing

Programme Director

Jonathan leads the work of the Global Health Programme, and joined the programme in 2019. Jonathan’s background is in public health, and he has extensive experience of working in with governments, civil society organisations and the private sector in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on health systems strengthening, and on improving the quality of care. He has also worked as a freelance consultant and with UK royal medical colleges. He possesses an Msc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing, and speaks German and Nepali.

Brenda Ireo

Project Officer

Brenda joined the Global Health team in April 2018 as a project officer to ensure the implementation of project activities in Uganda for the Open Contracting for Health project. She joined the team having previously worked on several other projects focusing on development and public accountability for eight years. Brenda holds a post-graduate diploma in project planning and management from the Uganda Management Institute.

Claire Kangabe

Program Assistant

As a Program Assistant since 2018, Claire has worked on the Open Contracting for Health project for three years and Enhancing Equitable access for Covid-19 Vaccines project. Claire gained experience and a sense of appreciation for NGOs ensuring integrity, accountability and transparency in improving the daily lives of people and value for money. Claire holds a bachelor's degree in human resources and serves as an Administrative Assistant under the Director of Human Resource office at Transparency International Uganda.

Sandie Sikazwe

Project Officer

Sandie joined Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) under the Democratic Governance Programme in April 2020 assigned to the Global Health team's Open Contracting for Health project as a Project Officer. She is currently attached to the TI-Z COVID-19 Programme which aims at ensuring transparency and accountability in the COVID-19 response. Prior to joining TI-Z Sandie worked with CARE International Zambia, FHI 360 and ActionAid Zambia on Health, Gender and Governance issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree In Arts and is currently studying for a Master’s in business Administration-Project Management.

Tom Wright

Research Manager

Tom joined the Transparency International Health Initiative in February 2018 to develop the advocacy and research work streams of the flagship, DFID funded, Open Contracting for Health Project. Tom joined the team having previously worked on International Development projects focussing on Health, Women’s Economic Empowerment & Governance. He holds a Master’s degree in Corruption and Governance from the University of Sussex.