About us

Guinness Gallagher is an international development advisory and implementation firm headquartered in Singapore and fields specialized professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines for both the public and private sector and development partners.

Founded in 1993 by a diverse group of practical and visionary economists, financial experts, educationalists and senior politicians, Guinness Gallagher has undertaken projects across a number of development platforms for both the public and private sector and development partners.

Understanding needs and exceeding expectations

Our value approach is to field experienced experts to provide tailored advice and assistance, based on the individual and unique needs of our clients, international best practice, international and regional obligations and the client’s stage of economic, political and social development.

We commit to transferring skills and will field our senior experts in-country for as long as is required to understand the client's unique requirements and to work alongside them to ensure that the advice is jointly developed and understood and skills are transferred to local personnel.

We believe in practical and pragmatic advice, based on international best practice, which is capable of being understood and applied simply by our clients.

Drawing on a wealth of experience

With project engagements in over 35 countries world-wide, Guinness Gallagher has a strong focus in the Asia-Pacific region and undertakings for multiple development partners and private sector organizations.

We have worked on and managed more than thirty projects in countries including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, PR China, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kiribati, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam. We have also worked on and managed several projects in the African sub-continent, including Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.

In addition, our project engagements have been with all the major development partners including ADB, USAID, NZAID, AUSAID, EBRD, World Bank and IBRA.

Our Team

Senior Governance

  • SS CHOPRA
    Col (retd)

    Chairman of the Board

    m. +65 (81) 236-833
    s. colsschopra
    e. ssc@gg-int.com

  • Hon. David J. BUTCHER
    Deputy Chairman of the Board

    m. +64 (21) 438-630
    s. dba5279
    e. david.butcher@gg-int.com

  • Hon. William (Bill) T. MONROE
    Chairman of the Advisory Board

    m. +855 (77) 281-412
    s. williammonroe1
    e. bill.monroe@gg-int.com

  • Senior Management

  • Russell I LEITH
    Chief Executive Office (acting)

    m. +64 (21) 220-3168
    s. russell.leith1
    e. russell.leith@gg-int.com

  • Ross A. PACINI
    Chief Operating Officer

    m.+855 (92) 856-748
    s. ross9292
    e. ross.pacini@gg-int.com

  • John L. THIRD
    Regional Manager South Pacific

    m.+64 (21) 475-943
    s. john.thrid
    e. john.third@gg.org.nz