Africa Progress Panel (APP)
BA in Geography and Master's in Social Policy, LSE. Formerly: five years in the private sector as a commercial manager; later, in West Africa for VSO, the EU and the UNDP; first Poverty and Social Development Adviser recruited by the IMF to manage the introduction of a poverty and social perspective into the Fund's macroeconomic programmes and policy dialogue; 10 years as Senior Manager, World Bank, working in Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and East Asia. Currently, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel, a foundation chaired by Kofi Annan. Author of many publications and papers including a book titled Can the Poor Influence Policy?