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"Sarah brings institutional knowledge, organisational expertise and excellent networks to the work she devotes herself to"


The Oshun team is made up of experts in a variety of areas - each with a passion for changing the world and solving complex challenges. Each associate has a wealth of experience in policy, politics, communications, strategy and delivering impact. 


Sarah is an economist, strategist, and operational policy maker. She is passionate about tackling injustice and poverty through creating and delivering effective campaign and advocacy strategies. Sarah has led many international policy negotiations including delivering three replenishment campaigns for the Global Partnership for Education, the Commonwealth Malaria Summit in London, leading the G8 Nutrition for Growth Summit and the development negotiations for the G20 London Summit.  She has generated strategies for many campaigns such as rabies elimination, Sanitation and Water for All, Every Woman, Every Child, Gavi replenishment, G8 and peace negotiations.  Her portfolio includes work on civil society mobilisation (Project Everyone and the World’s Largest Lesson); private sector engagement, including innovative finance solutions for health, education, water and sanitation. She has worked for DFID, Cabinet Office, World Bank, Global Partnership for Education, and a host of UN agencies, foundations, CSOs and private sector organisations. Sarah has worked in over 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and CEE.

Executive Director



Katy works at the forefront of international strategic communications and has sound knowledge of international relations, global development, human rights and conflict issues.  She has extensive experience working with high profile individuals from the non-profit, public and private sectors and has held communications leadership roles with The Elders, the ONE campaign and International Crisis Group. She has advised a range of clients across the international development sector including Malala Fund, the Global Partnership for Education, Water Unite and Global Witness. An astute strategist and polished writer, Katy helps NGOs, international institutions and individuals to develop effective organizational messages, narratives and communications strategies. Based in the UK with a global outlook, she has lived and worked in many countries and has implemented communications plans reaching audiences in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

Senior Communications Associate 


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Mary is a creative powerhouse with 30 years of successful theatrical and conference production. Mary has produced events all over the world, including working at the United Nations headquarters and in Senegal for the Global Partnership for Education with President Macron and Rihanna, at the World Education Forum in Korea and Women Deliver in Vancouver. Mary is always finding more creative or interesting ways to do things. She is committed and meticulous in delivering the best result, on time and on budget. Making things look more expensive than they are is her goal and her motto is ‘nothing is too much trouble’. Mary is seen by her clients as their creative partner. She gets to know them and their businesses and helps them to develop, quite simply, the most effective methodology for getting the message across. Clients include: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Partnership for Education, Credit Agricole, Gartner, Juniper Networks, Malaria No More, Project Everyone, Conde Nast International, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Quadient, Hitachi and Barceló hotels. Mary has worked in the Africa, South Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the US.  

Executive Producer



Kate is a creative International Development professional with a proven track record in designing and delivering policy, advocacy and campaigning successes at the national and international level, proposing effective solutions relating to complex issues and environments. Kate has both Government and NGO experience and thematic expertise in neglected crises, conflict, education, sexual violence and children and youth. Kate spent five years at War Child UK building a dedicated advocacy department with global reach as their Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning; which included being sought out for a contractual secondment to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a Policy and Communications Advisor for the former Foreign Secretary’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Kate has also spent time at UKMIS and worked at DFID, holding positions across varied thematic areas from global education and the Girl Hub, to policy and support for the UK's response to the Pakistan floods.

Senior Policy Analyst



Jo is a communications specialist with a passion for international development. After leaving university with a first-class degree in Public Relations, she travelled to the island nation of St. Kitts-Nevis to create and implement the government’s social media strategy. Since her return she has worked on a number of communications projects across a variety of sectors; including Glass Digital Media, Social Media Leadership Forum and Out of the Box. Jo also donates some of her time as a Social Media Strategist to the volunteer-run communications agency Bright One. She loves to travel and is a keen photographer.

Communications Associate


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Oshun is a consultancy firm of committed individuals with a wealth of experience in international development. We operate on an associate basis and are always looking for exciting new partnerships, to share and learn from each other, and create more effective development solutions.

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