Managing Director, Operational Policy and Bank Group Services and Systems
PhD, London School of Economics; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Nuffield College, Oxford. Formerly in politics and journalism as Political Assistant to the Rt. Hon. James Callaghan MP, and as Editor of the BBC weekly current affairs programme "Analysis". 1995, joined the World Bank; has held various positions, including: Country Director for the Caribbean; Director of Media Relations and Chief Spokesperson; Assistant and Speechwriter to the World Bank President; 2007, Chief-of-Staff; 2010, Vice-President, External Affairs; since 2011, Managing Director; responsible for operational services, policy and systems and its modernization drive and has special oversight on gender issues. Former Secretariat Member, InterAction Council, a group of former heads of government that develops recommendations on political, economic, and social issues.