Former AusAID director-general is new ADB vice president

Bruce Davis joins the Asian Development Bank as vice president in charge of administration and corporate management. Photo by: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Asian Development Bank has announced a new addition to its management team: Bruce Davis joins the bank as vice president in charge of administration and corporate management.

Davis is best-known in the international development community as former director-general of the Australian Agency for International Development, which he led from 1999-2009. He currently serves as Australia’s ambassador to Ireland.

The vice president for administration and corporate management position is a new designation within ADB’s management team. It was created as part of the bank’s efforts to strengthen its management functions to support the expansion of its capital base and operations.

Davis is expected to start in his new function on Jan. 23. In this post, he will oversee the Central Operations Services Office, Office of the Secretary, Office of General Counsel, Budget, Personnel, and Management Systems Department, and the Office of Administrative Services.

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