Justice Georgina Wood is 2017/18 AIG Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government.Ghana’s Chief Justice Georgina Wood will be the new Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Visiting Fellow of Practice for 2017-2018 at the Blavatnik School of Government.
The AIG Fellowship is awarded each year to an individual from West Africa who has demonstrated evidence of outstanding contribution to the public good, through exemplary leadership in public service. Wood was the first woman to occupy the position of Chief Justice of Ghana in 2007 – at the time, she was the highest ranked woman in Ghana’s political history. After a stellar career in Ghana’s public service and judiciary, she retired in 2017, but is still a member of the Council of State of Ghana. She also serves on the board of international justice and human rights organisations such as the Global Justice Center.