Nicola heads the governance practice for EMEA and is responsible for strategy, business development and programme delivery in governance programming. Her team of governance specialists applies politically smart and adaptive approaches to achieving sustainable change in complex operating environments. Nicola has more than 15 years of experience in governance and public sector reform, both in the UK and internationally, working as a public servant before moving into international development consulting. Her development experience includes project management and consultancy assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Balkans and the Caribbean. She has an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.