In his role of Chief Financial Officer, Dougal Freeman is a key adviser to GAIN management; providing a financial perspective on strategy, managing GAIN’s resources and ensuring accuracy and effectiveness when reporting to stakeholders. Dougal was born in Zimbabwe and has a background in finance and agriculture. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Master of Science from Reading University in Agricultural Development Economics. His experiences have been both diverse and challenging. He has grown tea and coffee in Malawi, managed manual payrolls for thousands of employees and worked as Director of Finance at the Mines Advisory Group.