IDG Around the World
Our international capability is not just what sets us apart: it is an intrinsic part of who we are.
A global organisation with global capability
We offer a truly global delivery capability.
For over 20 years we have supported multi-national development programmes in large organisations. We understand cultural and regional diversity and adapt our programmes accordingly.
We do so with autonomous offices in South Africa, Oman and India, supported by our head office in the UK and a diverse associate network. We deliver regularly throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and North America.
Multi-national delivery, local focus
We work hard to ensure that our programmes encourage participants to develop sustainable changes in their behaviour for the benefit of their respective organisations.
Our offices in Oman and India flourish due to a carefully developed synergy between hand-picked local operatives and a globe-trotting team of subject matter experts.
Our work in South Africa is under-pinned by a focus on Culture Strengthening, where the frames of reference of culture, organisational identity and change are imperative to designing the most impactful change process.
We have grown exponentially in the Middle East, delivering regularly to organisations in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
We work throughout the region with a focus on leadership development and youth development
Our work in South Africa is centered around improving the performance of our clients through the development of their people
We deliver globally recognised leadership and performance development programmes across Asia and the Pacific Rim
Since 2000 we have been teaching the strategic benefits of leadership development throughout the UK and across Europe
Some of our global team
Joanne is Managing Director of IDG SA, having joined IDG as an associate in 2013 and delivering several programmes before IDG SA was established in 2016.
Joanne is a qualified capital markets specialist. Her work in capital markets saw her based in the USA and Frankfurt before returning to South Africa. She obtained a qualification from the Securities Institute of London and after several years trading, started a financial services company in Durban. After four years of building a solid business with several million dollars under management, Joanne sold this company to pursue her fascination in our ability as human beings to transform ourselves and therefore impact on the quality of our outcomes.
Joanne’s passion is to contribute to individuals, teams and organisations unlocking potential so that individually and in partnership with each other they can create responsible leadership, followership and performance excellence.
This passion has led Joanne to play a significant role as an intervention designer, trainer, facilitator and coach in various contexts from education, to international non-government organisations and commercial businesses. In addition she has experience as serving as board member and Chairperson on the Kairos Foundation Board – SA Board (an international NGO operating in SA) where she chaired the first fully operational board.
Riya Arora is responsible for the India Business, Client relationships and India Team.
Riya joined IDG in 2012, when she had over 14 years’ prior experience in handling the entire Life Cycle of complex learning programs. She has worked with blue-chip clients and has designed and delivered programs for the delegates in the UK, USA, Singapore, Australia and India from the IT, Financial Services and Manufacturing Sectors.
Riya spent 11 years with Capgemini where she worked as the Global Leadership Facilitator and also led Assessment and Development Centres for Financial Services Global.
She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, is a Certified MBTI Practitioner, a Life Coach from Fast Track Coaching Academy USA, a Certified Assessor and an English Language Skills Trainer certified by the British Council.
Riya has received excellent testimonials from clients on her facilitation of programmes. She is brilliant at engaging with clients, analysing requirements and nurturing long-lasting relationships.
Lance Gerrard Wright
Lance is IDG's Director of UK, with responsibility for all IDG business originating out of the UK. His focus is on building and maintaining our wider UK business and leading the UK team to deliver our award-winning client programmes.
Lance has been with IDG 12 years and has extensive experience of leadership development on a personal and organisational scale. He has delivered countless programmes including First Line Managers up to the Board of a major International Construction Firm, designing their “Leadership Charter.” He has implemented Cultural Change programmes and is carrying out major projects on Values-based leadership for substantial financial institutions. Lance has also worked on Change Implementation with the distribution arm of one of the UK’s most-respected retail outlets.
Lance is a former Infantry Officer in the British Army who served for 10 years. His time in the Army included operational tours of Northern Ireland and Bosnia, a tour of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and 2 years working as an Equerry to The Duke of York. His time in Southern Africa was as a Training Advisor to the newly-formed Armed Forces of Mozambique, where he was responsible for the training and rehabilitation of 100 Civil War veterans.
He was an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 2 years. Lance also has a degree from Sheffield University in English and Film, and is a licensed practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Index, and MBTI qualified.
Based in Dubai, Peter works closely with IDG clients to design and deliver a number of leadership development solutions in the Middle East.
After graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Peter spent 24 years as an Army Officer in the Parachute Regiment and then at the Ministry of Defence. After his career in the military, Peter worked extensively in the Middle East, setting up regional operations across the region for an American company providing specialist training solutions for the military, law enforcement, security and special forces sector. More recently, Peter has consulted as a senior business coach for select blue-chip companies in the UK.
Peter's experience, knowledge and strong networks in the region help IDG to further develop award-winning leadership development services to organisations across the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.