I worked with Gill for 10 years developing what has grown to be an exciting health systems project that is changing the face of primary care. Her compassion, dedication, sense of humour and facilitation skills enriched both my work experience and the projects we created together. Those who attended her training workshops often described a transformative experience which helped to reinvigorate their approach to their work and even their personal lives, and I certainly can count myself as among them. I feel very lucky to have shared the past 10 years of work – and friendship – together and highly recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to interact with Gill as a facilitator, leader, or colleague grabs the opportunity. She also knits an impressive snood and makes labneh to die for.

 Ruth Cornick, Head, Development Team, Knowledge Translation Unit of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute