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Simon Gill

Managing Director - Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Simon Gill is Managing Director at ODI and has over thirty years’ experience working in international development and public financial management across Africa and Asia. Since joining ODI in 2012, his work has focused on strengthening budget processes in fragile and conflict-affected states working with finance ministries, principally in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining ODI, Simon spent 19 years working in senior roles at the UK Department for International Development, in public financial management advisory and technical assistance as well as a series of corporate roles, latterly as DFID’s Acting Head of Finance after having been Head of Programmes in Tanzania.