I am driven by a desire to provide better opportunities for poor people across the developing world. I have influenced changes to government policy; changed rules of multilateral development partners; supported democracy by monitoring elections, delivered social change at a local level; managed large development programmes; and built consortiums to deliver large projects.
I have built this experience working both within and to affect change for sub-Saharan Africa over 14 years. I have an in-depth knowledge of the UK's Department for International Development (2004-2016), where I worked on bilateral aid to southern Africa, Ghana and Somalia and multilateral policy/funding to the multilateral development banks, United Nations (UN) and European Union. I have led negotiations for the UK at the UN General
Assembly, as well as at the African Development Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank. Subsequently, after leaving the Civil Service, I improved the overall strategic relationship that the not-for-profit
international development company Crown Agents has with multilateral organisations.
I have a deep passion for football and its power as a means to deliver social change. I have applied this at my local football clubs as Chair of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust from 2015 to 2017 and currently as Club Development Director for Peckham Town FC. I was appointed to the London FA Governing Council as a result of achievements for these clubs,
and also sit on the Inclusion Advisory Group committee.
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