Chief Operating Officer & Head of Corporate Strategy
Colin's background is in international development and corporate finance.
Prior to joining CDC, Colin held senior positions at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the International Finance Corporation. After the Russo-Georgian war of 2008, he advised the Prime Minister of Georgia on the country's economic reconstruction.
Prior to his work in international development, Colin practiced as a US attorney and a UK solicitor in Boston and London.
Director, Corporate Strategy
Jen joined CDC in February 2016 and has a background in corporate strategy and international operations and project management.
Prior to joining CDC, Jen was Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Kiron Global Strategies and was previously Director of Booz Allen Hamilton’s offices across Africa and Eurasia, responsible for developing the firm’s International Development and Cooperation portfolio, including projects supporting various local government institutions in Africa and Asia, the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Jen is a licensed attorney in New York, and holds an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Director, Corporate Strategy
Jonny re-joined CDC in March 2016, initially as a Director in the Intermediated Equity team, before moving into the Corporate Strategy team in mid-2017.
Previously Jonny worked at Social Finance Ltd, a non-profit organisation focussed on advice and capital raising for social sector organisations, where he primarily worked on social impact bonds and impact investments in the health sector. Prior to this Jonny spent six years at CDC, investing into and monitoring fund investments in Africa. His earlier career was with Hewitt Associates in their investment consultancy division.
Jonny is a CFA Charterholder and holds an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Study in Continental Europe from the University of Bristol.
Manager, Human Capital Services
Felicity joined CDC in 2012 and has over 10 years' experience in the recruitment industry.
Most recently she spent seven years in a variety of recruitment roles at Goldman Sachs, recruiting for front and back office functions including executive level hiring. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Felicity was a recruitment consultant, focusing primarily on finance.
Felicity holds a degree in Psychology and Management from Aston University.
Executive, Strategy & Planning
Cyrielle joined CDC in March 2016 and has a combination of private sector and international development experience.
Prior to joining CDC, Cyrielle was a strategy consultant with Accenture, engaging on various projects in both public and private organisations.
Cyrielle holds a Masters from Sciences Po Paris and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, for which she undertook extensive research on the role of the private sector in economic development, with a focus on Africa.
Executive, Corporate Strategy
Allegra joined the Corporate Strategy team in November 2017, after working in the CDC Impact Accelerator team.
Allegra has a background in strategy and impact management work for governments, private funders and social enterprises.
Prior to CDC, Allegra was a consultant at Social Ventures Australia with a focus on empowering indigenous communities, and was a lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney.
Allegra holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and Bachelors of Laws (Hons) and Economics from the University of Sydney.
PA to COO & Strategy team
Angel joined CDC in January 2018 supporting Colin Buckley and the Strategy Team. She comes with several years of organising practices and specialises in branding, business support, management, projects and events.
Angel’s experience spans from celebrity and high profile clients, including being part of the organising committee that brought Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles to Brixton.
She has also worked in the media (which included having her own weekly column in a newspaper), community, health, politics, and more recently the finance sectors. Previously Angel has worked for EY where she was an Advanced Executive Assistant in Financial Services and was PA to the Treasurer at The Coop Bank.