Will Paxton

Will Paxton

Director & Founder

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

Most recently he has worked in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Nepal and Rwanda supporting local partner organisations seeking to improve and influence policy. He has designed and led several locally-led programmes which have successfully achieved policy change.

Before founding Kivu International Will worked as a senior advisor to the UK Prime Minister and to other Cabinet Ministers in the UK government, and also worked in think tanks and an international NGO. His five years as a UK government policy advisor included three years in major spending ministries and two years as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister in the No. 10 Policy Unit. He has worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and closely with the Delivery Unit.

Policy Area Expertise:
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Childcare
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Public Sector Reform
  • Social Protection & Poverty Reduction


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