Strategic Management Team
Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of GAIN in October 2016.
Prior to 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.
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.
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.
Director of Programme Services
Saul comes to GAIN after three years at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, where he oversaw a $200m grant portfolio including all of the organisation’s investments in combating chronic malnutrition and anaemia. He has more than 25 years’ experience in international nutrition, having worked in research at IFPRI and as Head of the Public Health Nutrition Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and as a funder at DFID and at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including as one of the lead authors of the first (2008) Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition. He has worked intensively with partners to implement vitamin A, and zinc, supplementation programmes in Africa and South Asia; nutrition-sensitive conditional cash transfer schemes and agricultural development projects in Latin America, India, and Africa, and community health worker platforms in Africa and Bangladesh.
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.
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.
Our Senior Management Forum is made up of our executive management team and our country directors.
Head of Finance
SUSAN NI CHRIODAIN
Director, Program Operations
KATIA SANTOS DIAS
Country Director, Mozambique
GREG S. GARRETT
Director, Food Fortification
DOMINIC DALACHA GODANA
Country Representative, Kenya
Country Director, Bangladesh
Director, Agriculture and Nutrition
Country Director, Indonesia
Country Representative and Sun Business Network Coordinator, Tanzania
LYNNETTE M. NEUFELD
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
QAISER MUNIR PASHA
Country Director, Pakistan
Director, GAIN Canada and Senior Technical Advisor Policy and Programs
Senior Manager, Netherlands
Senior Manager, SUN Business Network
Country Director, India & Director Country Programs
Country Director, Afghanistan