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 Belgium, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

United Kingdom Portfolio Coordinators

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.

Sarah Maguire

Governance | [email protected]

Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire is the Director of the Governance team at DAI Europe. Sarah practiced at the Bar of England and Wales in criminal defence, immigration, asylum, and family law before joining the U.K. Department for International Development as Senior Human Rights Adviser. She has more than 20 years of experience at the country level, and international and policy experience with governments, NGOs and UN entities. Sarah has worked mainly across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, implementing, managing, and evaluating programmes in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Katja Silva-Leander

Inclusive Economic Growth | [email protected]

Katja Silva-Leander

Katja is responsible for building DAI’s private sector development practice in the London office, focusing on European donors, international financial institutions, and private sector clients.

Ruth Sparrey

Managing Development Results | [email protected]

Ruth Sparrey

Ruth has 17 years of experience as a rural development consultant and as a project director on donor-funded projects in Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, South Sudan, Swaziland, and Thailand, for DFID, the European Commission, and the Capacity Building Trust Fund.



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