I enable private sector, civil society and government clients to diversify their supply chains, use procurement as a lever to work towards diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and justice and use data more ethically. As a project manager, I am experienced at successfully managing several projects concurrently to tight deadlines. I also work as an internal coach helping team members focus on their career development, use their values to drive change and work towards social impact. Having worked across a broad range of sectors, I can adapt quickly and work in high-pressure environments. I am skilled at creating and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships. I have also provided thought leadership within my organisation as well as the international community.
Consultant, Oxford Insight, London, UK
June 2018 - August 2021
As a senior consultant and internal coach to the team at Oxford Insights I lead the work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in procurement, write and win bids, manage projects and teams contributing to data-driven transformations, create measuring and evaluations tools and coach the team to define and achieve their goals.
Reports and frameworks:
- Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Public Procurement : Qualitative Framework
- Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in ICT Procurement: Discovery Report and Qualitative Framework
- Global Procurement Responses to COVID-19
- Accelerating progress on tackling the climate crisis through data collaboration
- Integrity in IMF COVID-19 financing: Did countries deliver on their procurement & beneficial ownership transparency commitments?
- Translating resource revenues into effective services & infrastructure
- Assessing the inclusiveness of public procurement systems: a new qualitative framework
- Promoting gender equality and social inclusion through public procurement
- Turning extractive resource revenues into services and infrastructure
- Open contracting: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
- Workshops in an age of COVID and lockdown
- Should we be scared of AI?
- More than STEM: how teaching human specialties will help prepare kids for AI
- Is the UK ready, willing and able for AI? The Government responds to the Lords' report
- Conceived of, won funding for, and developed an innovative qualitative framework to measure inclusive procurement practices and policies, and evaluates them consistently, taking an intersectional approach.
- Conducted research for UK Government Digital Service into gender equality and social inclusion practices (GESI) in ICT procurement in Malaysia, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia and Indonesia. Provided policy and international best practice recommendations. Outputs included a quantitative evaluation framework that has been used across the five countries, leading to a significant improvement in the measurement of GESI in public procurement.
- Ran learning sessions with UK government and the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) on supplier diversity best practice raising awareness of the importance of DEI in procurement with key stakeholders.
- Developed a data challenge for Microsoft and the Open Data Institute into the effects of COVID-19 on educationresulting in innovative solutions to remote learning during COVID. In addition, I contributed to research on climate change mitigation aligning it with the SDGs and Microsoft priorities, providing the groundwork for the development of three future data collaborations.
- Led a team to create the world's first GovTech Cities Index report in collaboration with the Development Bank of Latin America and delivered online workshops across Ibero-America resulting in a cohort of experts across the region.
- Managed research into a data ethics framework for UK local government and developed and taught data ethics workshops, contributing to an ethics-led approach to data use.
- Ran an independent evaluation of Intel's AI4Youth international pilot, working with students, teachers, corporate executives, and politicians in Poland, Korea and India, contributing to policy recommendations and the further rollout of the programme.
- Delivered projects for OCP over 18+ months including; evaluating COVID-19 IMF financing in 11 countries to determine if they delivered on procurement and beneficial ownership transparency commitments; evaluating OCP's Translating Resource Revenues into Effective Services & Infrastructure Programme in nine countries, producing a report and blogs intended for a non-expert audience and conducted research into lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic in open contracting; and published a report on global procurement responses to COVID-19.
- Led interviews on and researched best practice public procurement practices developing a playbook for UK Government Digital Service and the OECD.
- Worked with members of the House of Lords conducting interviews and research into procurement practice and policies in two countries in the Middle East contributing to the development of anti-corruption based policies, cost-saving efforts, including saving over $50 billion for one government.
Researcher and Writer, Oxford Analytica, Oxford, UK
E-Commerce Manager Australia, UNDIZ, Paris, France
February 2017 – February 2018
UNDIZ is part of the family-owned Etam Groupe which has been operating for over 100 years in France and abroad. As the sole manager of the Australian market I worked with the French UNDIZ team of over 50 people to develop and implement the Australian UNDIZ website. I produced and presented market research to the senior management tram to convince them of my launch strategy. In March 2017 undiz.com.au went live and, using my agile business and communications strategy, I grew brand awareness, sessions and conversions. I generate over 36K followers on Facebook, and helped the brand to grow to over 1M followers worldwide.
Key responsibilities and achievements
Marketing and Communications:
- Worked with the graphics design team to create Facebook and Instagram ad creatives; tested these using different audiences, resulting in a higher conversion rate as well as utilising Google Analytics and Facebook data to better target consumers.
- Managed the budget for 2017, planned the UNDIZ AU P&L
Operations and Marketing Assistant, YUM! Brands, Pizza Hut Europe, Paris, FranceMarch 2016 – December 2016
At Pizza Hut Europe headquarters our main objective was to work with franchisees to facilitate the growth of their business. I worked with two international trams of 10 people, enabling the smooth running of the business, learning to balance my priorities. I was recognised by the CMO and COO for my ability to learn fast whilst on the job by challenging myself and diving into areas I did not have previous experience in and succeeding. I created a more efficient way to follow and update the annual marketing budget and drove consolidation.
Key responsibilities and achievements
- Fully organised, planned and coordinated a three-day marketing event in London for 37 attendees, including internal and external stakeholders from across Europe and the UK.
- Followed up with stakeholders after the marketing event, synthesised and reported on feedback to the marketing team and Pizza Hut business to facilitate future improvements.
- Contributed to building content for marketing events to inform stakeholders of key learnings and improvements within the business.
- Acted as the main point of contact for marketing franchisees.
- Developed a press release template for new Pizza Hut restaurants opened by franchisees.
Editor, Africa Times (africatimes.com)July 2015 – March 2016
Africatimes.com is an online news source focused on Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key responsibilities and achievements
Researcher and Analyst, Mars Omega LLP, London, UK
November 2012 – July 2014
Mars Omega is a business consultancy company.
- Researched and analysed political, social, economic, and environmental factors in numerous markets for a number of clients contributing to key investment decisions in multinational enterprises.
- Produced tailored reports on investment opportunities for the partners.
Researcher, Internship for Negar Esfandiary (journalist and oral historian), London, UKDecember 2012 - March 2013
Contributed to an oral history project on women’s rights activists
- Researched and summarised information on relevant issues and documents that related to the project including; the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Millennium Development Goals and statistics on women’s rights (health, education, employment, etc.) globally
- Furthered my knowledge and interest in global gender issues.
Baker, Waitress and Barrista, CC’s Cakes, London UKAugust 2012 - January 2013
- Recognised a gap in the market and pitched gluten and dairy free cake recipes to the local bakery.
- Kept up-to-date with food trends to encourage new customers and develop new trending recipes.
Shop assistant, Hollister Co. and Gilly Hicks, London, United Kingdom
April 2012 – Aug 2012
- Anticipated needs and contributed to the daily achievement of sales targets.
- Key responsibilities: greet and serve customers with a friendly attitude and operate the cash registers.
Volunteer Researcher and writer, Cambodian Centre for the Protection of Children’s RightsJune 2010 - August 2010
- Aided fundraising efforts and donor relations.
- Produced marketing and communication materials to attract individual and corporate donors.