General Counsel and Head of External Affairs
Colin Buckley is responsible for CDC’s relations with external stakeholders and oversees our legal, compliance, business integrity and communications functions. He has previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy. He joined CDC in 2013.
Prior to joining CDC, Colin was Executive Director at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, a $4 billion private charitable foundation focussing on child health, education and nutrition, as well as climate change. In 2010, Barron’s named CIFF the fifth most effective foundation in the world.
Colin began his career in international development working for the International Finance Corporation, ultimately managing IFC’s corporate governance projects in the former Soviet Union. He then joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation as Country Director for the Republic of Georgia, overseeing the building of highways, rehabilitation of gas pipelines, and establishment of the first investment fund in Georgia. 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. He advised clients on public offerings, private placements, private equity, debt, venture capital, securitization and other significant cross-border transactions. In 2000, he represented FICS, a Belgian company, in the first cross-border internet transaction over $1 billion.