Who We Are

Who we are

CORE KIVU TEAM

Guy Lodge

Director and Founder

Guy Lodge has worked in public policy for over 15 years and has a demonstrable track record of influencing policy and political processes in developed and developing countries.

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Will Paxton

Director and Founder

Will Paxton is a senior policy professional with experience of policy development and implementation in highly political environments.

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Becky Hatch

Senior Policy Adviser

Becky Hatch is a Senior Policy Adviser at Kivu International with a combination of high-level politically exposed experience and experience of policy development and implementation in local government.

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Richard Brooks

Strategic Adviser

Richard Brooks is a part-time Strategic Adviser with Kivu International.

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Jess Latchford

Economic Adviser

Jess Latchford is a Kivu International Economic Adviser. She was previously a government economist with DFID and the UK Home Office. 

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Jack Close

Policy Adviser

Jack Close joins Kivu from the UK Civil Service Fast Stream and is currently based in Zambia full time.

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Sally Brunton

Operations and Development Manager

Sally Brunton joined Kivu in October 2017 as Operations and Development Manager.

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KIVU ASSOCIATES

Professor Nick Pearce

Associate

Nick Pearce is one of the UK’s leading policy professionals with unrivalled and high-level experience of policy research and government policymaking.

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Harvey Redgrave

Associate

Harvey Redgrave has over a decade of strategic and policy-making experience at the heart of government and politics.

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Ali Salman

Associate

Ali Salman is a think tank professional with over 15 years of international experience and expertise in economic and social policy.

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Antonia Mutoro

Associate

Antonia Mutoro has extensive high-level experience of the policy making and influencing context both within and outside of government.

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Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander

Associate

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander is a media and communications expert, with experience of working in Indian think tanks.

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Duncan Grimes

Associate

Duncan Grimes is a specialist in qualitative research methods, with extensive experience of applying his work to addressing policy challenges.

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Euphrasia Mapulanga

Associate

Euphrasia Mapulanga is a think tank communications expert, with extensive experience of media and communications work in Zambia.

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Spencer Thompson

Associate

Spencer Thompson is a quantitative methods expert and experienced policy analyst, with experience of applying these skills in highly political contexts.

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