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

WHO WE ARE

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. 

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SARAH BEECHING

Executive Director

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.

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KATY CRONIN

Senior Communications Associate 

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. 

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MARY O'HAGAN

Executive Producer

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.  

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JACK WILLIAMS

Policy Analyst

Jack is a recent graduate of the University of Sheffield, where he studied for a Bachelors degree in History and Politics and a Masters degree in Modern History. His postgraduate study was focused on the treatment of Italian Prisoners of War in the UK in the 1940s, particularly with respect to their relationship with members of the British public and portrayal in the press. During his studies, Jack worked in bars, cafes, and restaurants and was an active member of a number of academic societies.  Jack loves all things sport, both watching and playing, and has a keen interest in international relations and geopolitics. 

 

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JOANNA AYRE

Communications Associate

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.

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ABOUT US 

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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