In February 2019, I was excited to return to Oxfam to take up the position of International Programmes Director at Oxfam GB.
With the support of our globally-located team, I am responsible for leading Oxfam GB's contribution to Oxfam's long-term development, influencing and humanitarian work - with a specific focus on programme quality, evidence, learning, funding and partnerships.
Prior to this role, I spent most of my career working for international NGOs at country, regional and global levels. I began as a teacher with VSO in Western Kenya. Then, after a year at Comic Relief, I became involved in humanitarian response in Northern Iraq and Sri Lanka. I spent a couple of years at ACORD, a pioneering organisation that was one of the first to transfer its global headquarters from the UK to Africa, and later worked in Sudan and then in Tanzania as Oxfam Ireland's first overseas Country Director. On returning to the UK, I became CARE International UK's
Programme and Policy Director for eight years.
Most recently I have worked independently, supporting both Muslim Aid and CanDo - an organisation championing local humanitarian action. In 2018, I conducted a review of the role of civil society in the response to the Grenfell disaster in the UK.
I gain a lot of my personal inspiration from the opportunities that come from shared partnership and collaboration with local communities and organisations, delivering real changes to overcome poverty and injustice.
In addition to having the privilege of being able to do a job to which I am passionately committed, I am the proud dad of two teenage boys who have a strong Anglo-Italian identity.