In June 2018, I was delighted to take on the role of interim Programmes Director at Oxfam GB.
With the support of our globally-located team, I am responsible for leading Oxfam GB's contribution and support to Oxfam's long-term development, influencing and humanitarian work - with a specific focus on programme quality, evidence, learning, funding and partnerships.
Since March this year, I have worked as Response Coordinator, leading and coordinating Oxfam's GB's organisation-wide response and recovery following its safeguarding problems and media attention, reporting to the Chief Executive.
Prior to Oxfam, I have held senior executive roles in international development and humanitarian affairs, with extensive experience leading and managing international NGOs.
From 2014-2017, I was Director of International Programmes for Plan International. Before that I worked for CARE in a number of roles at country, regional, and global levels, most recently as CARE International's Humanitarian Director from 2007-2011 and Chief Operating Officer for CARE USA from 2011-2014.
I hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and am a dual citizen of the UK and USA.
I find my personal inspiration from programmes deeply rooted in the work of local communities and partners, delivering real changes to overcome poverty and injustice. I've always admired Oxfam as a leader in a sector that makes a real difference, and I'm honoured to work with so many talented and committed people around the world.
Outside of work, I have two wonderful and now grown-up children and I enjoy cycling, hiking, travel and learning about the cultures and societies of the world.