Alex's background is in sustainable development, competitiveness and business strategy. Before joining CDC, he held senior positions at AccountAbility and the New Economics Foundation, and has worked with a broad range of businesses, government and non-profits.
Alex has developed and embedded evaluation and management systems for innovators of all shapes and sizes around the world, particularly in emerging markets. He has a keen interest in low-carbon innovation.
Kate started her career at an investment bank, focusing on equity market strategy. After several years, she left to pursue her passion for international development. She has since spent a number of years in Africa, working at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Tanzania, the New Partnership for Africa's Development in South Africa and most recently at the World Food Programme in Ethiopia.
Kate holds an International Organisations MBA from the University of Geneva and a BSc Economics (Hons) from the University of Birmingham.
Kyle’s background is in private sector development and corporate social performance. He began his career at ODI’s Business and Development Performance Programme. Following this, Kyle joined ERM’s Strategic Services team as a socio-economist. In 2009 he relocated to Bhutan for two years with the Netherlands Development Organisation where he delivered capacity building interventions in the private sector.
Kyle has a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School.
Prior to joining CDC, Katharina worked as a strategy consultant in the impact investing and development sector. She has led projects on public-private dialogue and advised on ways of harnessing the benefits of investments for Governments, private sector and citizens.
Katharina brings several years of experience of living and working in emerging markets and holds an Msc from the London School of Economics.
Alice has a Master’s degree in Management from London Business School and an undergraduate degree in History from King’s College London. She volunteers weekly for Love to Learn, an organisation that provides young people from refugee communities with academic and personal support.
Additionally, Pritisha participated in a DFID-run programme in El Salvador enhancing employment opportunities for local youth and carried out a study with UNICEF Nigeria investigating the relationship between the fiscal system and social investment.
Pritisha holds an MSc (with distinction) in International Development and Emerging Economies from Kings College London and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Finance from the University of Southampton.
Prior to joining CDC, Laura worked for the European Banking Authority providing corporate support for over 2 years. She also has an extensive background in customer service and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.