I am a Senior Consultant in the Emerging Markets practice of London-based economic and financial policy advisory firm Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA). My work is predominantly focused on agricultural development in an African and South Asian context. I have experience of supporting work for development finance institutions, governments and donors, foundations, social impact investors and private agribusiness. My project work has included transaction advisory support for irrigation development projects; investment scoping and detailed due diligence for agricultural investment opportunities; policy analysis and mapping across a range of agricultural value chains; strategic appraisals of nutrition projects; evaluations and development impact analyses in the infrastructure sector; as well as general financial and economic modelling and analysis.
I joined CEPA following the completion of two postgraduate degree programmes: an MSc Economic History at the London School of Economics; and a Masters of Economics and Public Policy, completed jointly between the École Polytechnique and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), in France. Between these two programmes, I worked for the Government of Canada as a Policy Analyst in the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, where my work was focused on analysis of the impact of innovation policies and programmes on the Canadian agriculture sector.
I also hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and French from Dalhousie University in Canada and am currently a member on the Dalhousie Alumni Association (DAA) Board, as well as co-chair of Dalhousie's UK alumni chapter.