“After spending the last twenty years working in international development across the world I was thrilled to join the BRAC UK team in late 2014. My role is to lead the team based in London with BRAC UK’s work to develop partnerships and generate resources to help BRAC achieve its mission worldwide. I am particularly enthused with BRAC’s ‘hybrid’ approach to development, combining development impact with a hard-nosed business ethic. BRAC social enterprises and microfinance are outstanding examples of businesses that benefit millions of people by providing employment and income opportunities and also generating profits to enable BRAC to deliver its development services to the poorest.
I am also a member of the Steering Committee of the Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative, which is taking a leading role in spreading the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach, pioneered by BRAC in Bangladesh, across the world. By advocating for this approach BRAC is playing an important role in the eradication of extreme poverty.
BRAC has that rare track record in international development of having achieved a quite remarkable scale in its impact on the world’s poorest communities. There is still a huge amount to do and I feel privileged to be a part of BRAC’s efforts to rid the world of extreme poverty.”