Meet the team

See below to find out more on the NWDA management team

Amanda Coyle – Programme Director 

Amanda was educated in Dublin with a degree in Science from University College Dublin. She started her career in the private sector in banking and gained her MBA whilst working in the energy sector. She transferred to the public sector to work initially for the London Development Agency leading on sector development. This was later expanded to develop the Mayor’s social, community, youth and volunteering strategies.

In 2010; she began to work directly for the Mayor’s office and was responsible for a wide portfolio and team that developed and delivered the Mayor’s policies relating to human capital. This covered health, culture, sport, children and young people, education, equality and community integration. Her team annually delivered in excess of £80 million of programmes for the Mayor ranging from European Social funded youth projects to major public health programmes. More recently she worked for a health consultancy working with health and care organisations in London. She is a trustee of a housing association and an adult ex-offender charity.

Eche Anakor – Assistant Project Manager

Eche graduated from King’s College London in 2015 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy and began working for East London NHS Foundation Trust later that year as a rotational physiotherapist in the community and outpatient services. During this time, Eche volunteered as a steward for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, supporting members and negotiating with managers on workplace issues. After completing his rotations, Eche gained experience within the acute services at Northwick Park Hospital, undertaking rotations at the Intensive Care Unit, A+E, Short-Stay Assessment Unit, Stroke Rehabilitation (including the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit), Outpatients and Orthopaedics. In 2018, Eche volunteered as a physiotherapist and researcher at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Eche continued his research and helped publish a paper on “The Long-term challenges faced by stroke survivors and their caregivers following a stroke in Bangladesh” in 2019.

Upon his return, Eche worked as a physiotherapist at Haringey Council Reablement and Hospital Discharge Team. Shortly before the Covid-19 outbreak, Eche was promoted to Assistant Team Manager and supported with operational management and as the Single Point of Access Duty Manager. During Covid-19, Eche was redeployed to the Whittington Hospital Discharge Coordination Centre and worked closely with North Central London colleagues to coordinate hospital discharges for Haringey residents either home with a care package, to step-down or care services.

An opportunity became available for Eche to join Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) as a Management Trainee in Autumn 2020. He worked as an Assistant Service Manager in Radiology and assisted the management team with achieving performance targets and providing pastoral support to staff throughout the pandemic. Eche completed his master’s degree in Business and Management at the University of Kent in the summer of 2022. More recently, Eche has completed his senior leaders apprenticeship at GSTT and has joined the Neighbourhood and Wellbeing Delivery Alliance to improve access and quality of care through neighbourhood-led initiatives for all Lambeth Residents.

Malaika Malik – Admin Apprentice

Malaika recently completed three A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, and English Literature and began her career as a dispenser in a community pharmacy. Malaika was recently offered a position as an apprentice administrator at Guy’s and St Thomas’s in August 2022. By assisting project managers, she works alongside the team to improve access and quality of care throughout Lambeth. She is also pursuing a Level 3 Business Administration qualification, which she hopes to complete by November 2023.

If you would like to get in touch with the team, please contact Eche (Eche.Anakor@gstt.nhs.uk).