Executive Director /

Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of GAIN in October 2016.

Prior this, he was Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). He was also the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CSF) which was established in 2009 with the aim of making the CSF more effective in research analysis. He was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association from 2010 to 2012.

Lawrence completed his PhD in food research at Stanford University in 1988. Before joining IDS in 2004, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  Prior to this, he was a lecturer in quantitative development economics at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics.

Lawrence’s research focuses on a wide range of issues related to the wellbeing of the poor, including the design of policies and programs intended to reduce poverty and malnutrition, the impact of gender differences in accessing to resources on nutrition and poverty, the role of community participation in the performance of poverty programs, and the challenges rapid urbanization poses for the poor. Lawrence has published extensively on these issues.

Lawrence was the founding co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report from 2014 to 2016.

Leadership /

GAIN’s senior management team consists of the Operations Committee and the Executive Management Committee. The Operations Committee is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the organization and ensuring that the strategic priorities are being pursued. It is chaired by the Executive Director.

The Executive Management Committee serves as a platform to discuss strategic plans alongside  GAIN’s objectives, seek agreement and consensus among its  members, and take ownership of the implementation.

Operations Committee /

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Lawrence Haddad
Executive Director

Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of GAIN in October 2016.
Prior this, he was Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). He was also the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CSF) which was established in 2009 with the aim of making the CSF more effective in research analysis. He was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association from 2010 to 2012. Lawrence completed his PhD in food research at Stanford University in 1988. Before joining IDS in 2004, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  Prior to this, he was a lecturer in quantitative development economics at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics. Lawrence’s research focuses on a wide range of issues related to the wellbeing of the poor, including the design of policies and programs intended to reduce poverty and malnutrition, the impact of gender differences in accessing to resources on nutrition and poverty, the role of community participation in the performance of poverty programs, and the challenges rapid urbanization poses for the poor. Lawrence Haddad has published extensively on these issues. Lawrence was the founding co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report from 2014 to 2016.

 

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Steve Godfrey
Chief Investment Officer

Steve joined GAIN in 2012 following five years as Managing Director of the Commonwealth Business Council, where he was responsible for investment and policy work with heads of government in more than 50 countries. He has worked as an advisor to the UK Department for International Development, Canadian Foreign Minister and President of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada, and has consulted to the United Nations, World Bank, European Union and various international companies. Steve was appointed Head of the Commonwealth office in South Africa from 1993 to1999, leading the Commonwealth technical assistance program during the country’s transition to majority rule. He later managed the private sector consultations of the Commission for Africa chaired by then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Steve began his career working for development NGOs, including Oxfam and War on Want in the UK and Inter Pares in Canada. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

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Dougal Freeman
Chief Financial Officer

Dougal Freeman is a key advisor 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 worked with smallholder tea growers in Malawi, been country finance manager in Iraq and, before GAIN, was the Director of Finance for the Mines Advisory Group.

 

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Lynnette M. Neufeld
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research

Under Lynnette’s leadership, the Monitoring, Learning and Research team works with the programmatic areas within GAIN to develop strategic research and learning agendas and provides the technical support to ensure quality in design, implementation, and timely dissemination of such work. The unit also leads on GAINs internal performance measurement. Lynnette comes to GAIN with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition where she has worked in a variety of technical advisory and academic positions. Lynnette continues to be highly active in the global nutrition community as chair of the Micronutrient Forum Steering Committee, a Board member of the American Society of Nutrition, among many other global activities.

 

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Arnold Timmer
Special Advisor, Program Management and Strategy

Arnold Timmer joined GAIN’s senior management  as  Special Advisor in 2015.  He brings to GAIN 25 years of work experience in government, NGO and UN-agencies in low and middle income countries with a special focus on micronutrients, maternal and child nutrition. Having worked for UNICEF for 14 years at global, regional and national level in policy formulation and the design, implementation and management of large scale nutrition programs across the world Arnold supports program strategy, design and implementation in a variety of ways.

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE /

Our Executive Management Committee is made up of our Executive Director, our Operations Committee and the following people:

ALEX REES
Director of Program Development and London Office

BONNIE MCCLAFFERTY
Director, Agriculture and Nutrition

DOMINIC SCHOFIELD
Director, GAIN Canada and Senior Technical Advisor Policy and Programs

GREG S. GARRETT
Director, Food Fortification

HERBERT SMORENBURG
Senior Manager in the Netherlands Office

GERALDINE MURPHY
Director Business Partnerships for Nutrition

LYNNETTE M. NEUFELD
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research

MARTI VAN LIERE
Director, Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition

 

 

COUNTRY DIRECTORS /

GAIN is headquartered in Geneva, with a special international status granted by the Swiss government.  Its worldwide presence includes offices in almost a dozen countries in addition to representative offices in cities including London, Amsterdam, Jakarta and Singapore. Our country offices are led by a director who is responsible for developing the strategy and programs at a local level.

 

ALEM ABAY
Country Director, Ethiopia

FRANCIS AMINU
Country Director, Nigeria

DOMINIC DALACHA GODANA
Country Representative, Kenya

QAISER MUNIR PASHA
Country Director, Pakistan

RUDABA KHONDKER
Country Director, Bangladesh

ENOCK MUSINGUZI
Country Representative and Sun Business Network Coordinator, Tanzania

RAVI MENON
Country Director, Indonesia

KATIA SANTOS DIAS
Country Director, Mozambique

TARUN VIJ
Country Director, India

MOHIBULLAH WAHDATI
Country Director, Afghanistan