John Hailey is a professor at the University of London’s Cass Business School where he is the director of its Masters Programme in NGO Management. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath. He was one of the founders of the Oxford-based International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) for whom he continues to work as an associate. He has published extensively, and his research has been focused on the leadership and management of NGOs, the strategic challenges they face and the consequences for their sustainability and governance.
He also has extensive international experience as a consultant and a trainer having worked in over fifty different countries. He has undertaken consultancies for a range of international NGOs, donors and UN agencies, in such areas as strategy and organisational development, leadership development and governance. In recent years he has undertaken governance and board reviews for NGOs such as ACORD, ActionAid, Amnesty International, BOND, Hamlin Fistula, and Transparency International. He is currently a board member of the Nairobi-based NGO ACORD, and the London-based IVAR.