Susanna Moorehead

Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Susanna Moorehead, previously British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti and UK Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, was appointed Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in late 2018. Ms Moorehead took up her functions as Chair in February 2019. Over a 30-year career in international diplomacy and development, Ms Moorehead has worked as Director of West and Southern Africa at the UK Department for International Development, served as Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank and directed field-based famine and rehabilitation programmes in rural Mali for Save the Children. During her ambassadorial posting in Addis Ababa, from January 2016, Ms Moorehead worked closely with the Ethiopian government to support reform.