Elbereth Donovan

R4D

Brief info

Role: I am the Chief of Operations on the Ed Tech Hub and oversee the Central Services team. Together we are responsible for financial, programme and risk management, procurement of all services and grants, ensuring compliance with our donors' requirements and reporting to our stakeholders.

Background: I have nearly 20 years' experience in international development as a programme manager, and have worked on projects and bids for all major donors. I am also a monitoring, evaluation and learning technical expert, and have niche expertise in designing, delivering and evaluating adaptive programmes and complex portfolio programmes on behalf of the UK government.

Fun Fact: While travelling for work I always make time for sightseeing. A particularly memorable experience was when Hannah the male giraffe took a special liking to me in Kenya, leaving his keeper flabbergasted as he allowed me to hug him and refused food from anyone else!

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