Tamsyn Barton

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MA (Oxon), MA (SOAS), PhD (Cantab)


Tamsyn Barton is a SOAS alumna, having taken an MA in Social Anthropology. From January 2019, she will be the Chief Commissioner of the UK’s International Commission on Aid Impact. In her last role, she was the CEO of Bond, the umbrella organisation for 420 International Development NGOs.

After a brief academic career which ended up with a book about the history of astrology, she moved into international development in 1993, and worked for NGOs and for the British Government in India and the UK in a range of policy and management roles before joining EIB in 2010 as Director-General, Lending Operations Outside the EU and Candidate Countries. She has also been a member of the Oxford Humanities Advisory Board