Mrs. Lucy B. Ofori-Ayeh, currently the Director of Operations (Administration and Finance) at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), has responsibility for the general operations of the Medical Centre. She oversees the development, maintenance and running of a sound administrative set-up and leads in the development of medium/long term strategic plans of UGMC. She facilitates and coordinates the functions of specialized Directorates and Departments such as Finance, Human Resource, Legal, IT and Health Information as well as Procurement and stores.
Mrs. Ofori-Ayeh holds an M.Phil degree in Public Policy and Administration obtained in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in same from the University of Tromsø, Norway in 1993. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in French and English obtained from the University of Ghana in 1991.
Before joining UGMC, she was the Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho where she was in charge of student admissions, registration of courses, welfare of students, examinations as well as the graduation and certification processes and procedures for students. Prior to that, she was the Administrative Secretary of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana and also served as Administrator in various units of the University of Ghana for 11years. In the course of her duty tour at the University of Ghana, Mrs. Ofori-Ayeh served as Secretary to various committees of the University. She was a key player in forging project and research partnerships and collaborations between the units she worked with and external stakeholders. Mrs. Ofori-Ayeh was also the Administrator of the Evidence 4 Action and the Project Manager/ Snr. Assistant Registrar, Ethics and Research Management Project at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana. She was also the Co-ordinator of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA) from 2011 to 2014. She was the Programmes and Initiatives Consultant at the Tromsø City Council (Refugee and Immigration Office) in Norway from 1998 to 2002.
Professional and Research Interests
Her main areas of interest are Organisational Performance and Analysis, Leadership, Higher Education Management, Health Policy, Planning and Management, and Gender and Children’s Issues. She is a Fellow of International Association of People and Performance Development (IAPPD), Member of Institute of Directors (IoD), Ghana and Ghana Association of University Administrators GAUA). She is a freelance Consultant on Higher Education Management and Gender and Children’s Issues
Mrs. Ofori-Ayeh has excellent interpersonal and influencing skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; pleasant personality; excellent communication skills and articulation; translation (English/French) skills; very good facilitation and organisational skills as well as strong analytical and negotiating skills.
She is highly proficient in the English, French, Norwegian and Akan languages.