Liz Steele has over 20 years’ experience of strategic advocacy and representation, partnership and coalition building at global and European levels in international development and humanitarian assistance. She is Director of CSO Consultancy Limited, which helps organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors to deliver social justice and positive change, with a focus on the role of data and transparency for accountability and effectiveness.
She has supported current and former clients to develop and implement their global, national and European advocacy and campaign strategies, including strategic policy analysis and senior-level representation within international inter-governmental and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
From 2010 to 2016 she led Publish What You Fund’s European engagement and worked on international processes and initiatives such as the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the G7. Prior to that she headed CARE International’s EU Office and spent six years working for the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development in Brussels and Moscow. She has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in coordinating relief efforts in Nicaragua, Rwanda and Peru. She holds a BSc. Econ (Hons) in European politics, economics and law from Cardiff University and lives in Bournemouth with her husband and son.