Kerry Smith

Senior Project Manager

Start date with DI: October 2007

Where I am based: Bristol, UK

What I do: As Senior Project Manager, I oversee projects under our Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Previous experience: I have had a variety of different roles at Development initiatives. Up until the end of 2014 I was Senior Programme Advisor for our Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme – leading our work on South-South cooperation in humanitarian assistance, coordinating and contributing to our annual GHA report and leading our humanitarian consultancy projects. In 2012, I was seconded to DI’s Africa Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, for a year where I helped set up the office and managed our team of East African analysts. In 2010 I joined DARA’s Humanitarian Response Index team in Sudan and South Sudan. I have taught English in Iwate, Japan, volunteered with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) in London, lived and worked in Nigeria for VSO and volunteered in Papua New Guinea. I have a MSc in International Development from the University of Bath.