ODI has experts working on the most important issues in development, with background and expertise in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

John Mitchell
Director of ALNAP
Jon Mitchell
Interim Managing Director
Rebecca Nadin
Director of Programme – Global Risks and Resilience
Peter Newborne
Research Associate
Susan Nicolai
Senior Research Fellow – Head of Programme (acting)
Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou
Incoming Director of Programme – Politics and Governance
Sorcha O'Callaghan
Director of Programme – Humanitarian Policy Group
Alice Obrecht
Research Fellow



Distinguished Fellows 

Established in 2017, ODI’s Distinguished Fellowship is a prestigious programme for global leaders whose work has an international impact.

Our Distinguished Fellows cover a range of backgrounds, geographies and areas of expertise. Building on their own careers and experiences, they work in partnership with our senior leadership and research teams to deliver impact across international development and global affairs.


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