Gail joined the IIJ in September 2021 as Director of Programmes. A member of the IIJ Senior Management Team, she supervises the Institute’s programmatic work – including developing and implementing counter-terrorism programmes and workshops for criminal justice sector practitioners. Gail supervises and mentors a team of Programme Managers who lead delivery of programmes under the Core Initiatives and Workstreams. Prior to joining the IIJ team, Gail served as the U.S. Department of Justice’s Resident Legal Advisor to Benin and Togo and later Senegal, focusing on counter-terrorism training and programmes to increase the objectivity and transparency of justice institutions. She has been a U.S. federal prosecutor for more than 25 years, specialising in violent crime and cybercrime, and has been involved in rule of law training programmes internationally since 2002.