Board of Trustees
Jo is the Executive Director, Education and Society for the British Council. She has previously been Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) for the University of Cape Town and Professor of Development Studies, directing the Development Studies Institute, at the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and continues to publish.
Tade Akin Aina
Tade is currently the Executive Director of Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR). Previously, he was the Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa for the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He has also served as a Consultant for many agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, UN-HABITAT, United Nations University and the World Bank on a wide range of development issues such as urban poverty, higher education reform, governance, environment and development.
He is a founding member and member Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Environmental Study Team (NEST) and founder of the Lagos Group for the Study of Human Settlements.
As Director of Communications for IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) and non-Executive Director at Merlin Publishing, Liz has over 20 years senior management experience working on communications in the voluntary sector. She has a BA Hons in Geography from the London University School of Oriental and African Studies as well as a postgraduate qualification in Strategic Marketing Communications. Liz has worked as a consultant on communications strategy, implementation and mentoring to a range of development and research organisations, including IDS, Progressio, FOE, IFRTD, IT Publications and People in AID. Liz is a Communications Advisor to the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation research initiative and works as a Strategic Communications Advisor to World Bank Wealth Accounting and Valuation for Ecosystem Services. She was also a Founder Member of Panos and worked as Head of Information Marketing and Acting Director for the organisation.
Felicity Jones joined INASP’s Board in November 2016. Felicity is Global Deputy Director for Development at Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) where she is responsible for building a sustainable funding base for IWPR's global work from governments, foundations, corporates and individuals in the UK and Europe, foundations in North America and developing emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Previously positions have included Head of Foundation and Business Partnerships at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Director of Development at the Institute of Historical Research; Online Editor of History Today; and Lecturer in History and Heritage, University of Southampton.
Sohail NaqviSohail Naqvi is Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Science, the premier business, liberal arts, law, science and engineering university of Pakistan and ranked among the best in the region. He has 20 years of leadership experience in academia, industry and government, achieving ambitious growth targets with huge socio-economic impact on society. He has a proven record of spearheading massive reform, enhancement of quality and growth of academic organizations in the public and private sectors. He is recognized by International Multilaterals and Pakistani public and private sector for bringing about a paradigm change in the national system of higher education of over 150 institutions, 300,000 students and 13,000 faculty members, across Pakistan.
Anne is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with more than 25 years' experience as an executive member of private sector boards, mainly as Finance Director including manufacturing and banking. Anne obtained a BSc in Economics from University College Wales and currently has a portfolio of Non Executive roles including Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds ,the Adventure Capital Fund, SASC LLP and the Social Investment Business.
She is also a Non-executive member of the audit committees of the Home Office and DEFRA. As well as having experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Anne has a personal interest in development in Africa.
John heads up the RAPID Programme at ODI focusing on research, advisory and public affairs work on the interface between research and policy. He joined ODI in May 2001 after five years in Indonesia managing the DFID Decentralised Livestock Services in the Eastern Regions of Indonesia (DELIVERI) Project. Before that he was ITDG's Country Director in Kenya. Since joining ODI he has been involved in projects on decentralisation and rural services, information systems, strengthening southern research capacity and research communication. He developed the RAPID programme into a global leader on the research-policy interface and developed its key approaches on policy influence (ROMA).