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 has worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS and volunteered abroad 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, whilst being redeployed to the Whittington Hospital Discharge Coordination Centre and where he 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. Eche completed his Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship in 2022 and was awarded a distinction in Business and Management at the University of Kent, as well as Charted Manager Status. Eche has since 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.