Global Offices

Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries, at any one time we are likely to have active projects in 90 or more countries. This worldwide portfolio is supported from corporate offices in Europe, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

United Kingdom Management Team

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s staff are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

Polly Gillingham

Director of New Business | [email protected]

Polly Gillingham

Polly is responsible for business development and competitive tendering processes, with a primary focus on British government clients. Over the past 20 years, Polly has worked with various donors, including the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the World Bank, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, covering a wide range of geographies. Polly began her career in Tanzania, working mainly on livelihoods and natural resource management programmes. She has maintained this technical focus since joining DAI in 2000, providing support to a variety of programmes, including the Evidence on Demand service.


Donald Lunan

Director, Delivery Unit | [email protected]

Donald Lunan

Donald leads DAI’s Delivery Unit, overseeing the implementation of DAI’s portfolio of programmes with multilateral and U.K. bilateral donors. Donald has 18 years of international development experience, working across rural development, natural resource management, and climate change policy. Since joining DAI in 2005, Donald has been involved in some of DAI’s most high-profile programmes in this sector, including serving as technical director on the VPA Support Unit programme in Liberia, and on the StARCK+ programme in Kenya.


Erin Cerpa

Chief Finance and Administration Officer, Europe | [email protected]

Erin Cerpa

Erin moved from the United States to the U.K. office in January 2017 and is responsible for finance, commercial, and administration/facilities. Erin joined DAI in 2014 as Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, responsible for consolidated financial reporting, processes, systems, and supporting the company’s global strategy. She has 25 years of business experience at both the operations and the corporate level. Prior to joining DAI, she was the deputy CFO for Vencore, Inc., overseeing project financial operations, financial planning and budgeting, and pricing.


Keith Smith

Senior Vice President | [email protected]

Keith Smith

Keith is an experienced development executive who has worked over the past 20 years in Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has managed a range of development programmes focused on infrastructure, agriculture, health, reintegration of ex-combatants, grants management, and governance. Keith was named to lead DAI’s HMG Business Unit in 2019.


Amanda Page

Director, Human Resources, Europe | [email protected]

Amanda Page

Amanda leads DAI human resources management in Europe. Prior to joining DAI in 2015, she spent 12 years working in the United Kingdom and 10 years working and living in China and Singapore, leading HR activities across Afghanistan, Africa, China, India, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She has experience in global change management and shaping an organisation’s culture by working with clients and business units to develop human capital strategies and coaching leaders in dealing with key people management and development issues.


Jeremy Finch

Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Internal Audit, Europe | [email protected]

Jeremy Finch

Jeremy heads up both the internal audit and the ethics and compliance functions for our European offices. As such, he is the custodian of the control environment for the company and its network across the project portfolio as well as being the liaison for ethics issues and policy in Europe. He has 25 years of experience auditing pan-European businesses.


Jenny Baker

Senior Vice President, Global Health | [email protected]

Jenny Baker

Jenny’s more than 25 years of international development experience includes long-term field assignments in Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, and South Africa. Prior to joining DAI in 2008 as Principal Development Specialist in the Governance Sector, Jenny was Senior Vice President for Europe & Eurasia at Chemonics. Her technical specialization and interests include civil society strengthening and human and institutional capacity development.


Rodion Kraus

Senior Technical Adviser, Global Health | [email protected]

Rodion Kraus

Rodion’s areas of expertise include programme management, policy development and reform, and human resources planning and management. He is a Senior Technical Adviser for DAI Global Health and the Project Director for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program, which works in six countries to strengthen health systems and institutions to deliver better health security and improve disease preparedness and response.


James McIntyre Brown

Health Practice Director, Global Health | [email protected]

James McIntyre Brown

James has more than 17 years’ experience at a senior management level in business development and designing, implementing, and managing donor-funded health projects. As a technical consultant and director, he has a broad spectrum of experience in supporting health market systems development; facilitation of private sector engagement in health; health systems strengthening; reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; access to essential medicines; institutional development; project management; fund and grant management; strategy and planning; and monitoring and evaluation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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