As Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Sinead leads a team of 350 development professionals. Sinead has over 13 years' experience leading governance, security and justice programmes. She played a key role in the DFID programming in Iraq and subsequently delivered programmes in Afghanistan, Palestine, Uganda and Syria, during which time she founded one of the UK's leading stabilisation and recovery teams. A strong advocate for working parents and women, Sinead was featured in Management Today's 35 Under 35 and won the Women of the Future Business Award. She has a BA Hons from Trinity College Dublin and a Master's in International Development from the London School of Economics.