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News28th May 2014

Ian Anderson appointed Head of Education Ventures

ARK is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Anderson as Head of Education Ventures at ARK.

Ian will be leading the International Education Ventures team. This is an integral part of ARK’s education strategy, which is focused on operating excellent schools, improving education policy and developing new initiatives that will be critical to improving education systems. The team will be building on the work ARK has already done in India and Uganda as well as establishing some exciting new initiatives.

Ian brings to the role a range of international development and private sector experience in India and Africa. He joins ARK from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, where he spent five years developing and managing a range of programmes in East Africa across agricultural market development, microfinance and SME investment. His most recent role was as Director of a major Gatsby-DFID cotton sector initiative in Tanzania. Prior to Gatsby, Ian was a management consultant with The Parthenon Group. He has lived in Ghana and India and is returning from two years living in Tanzania to take up the role with ARK.

“I’m delighted to be joining ARK at an exciting moment in the evolution of its international programme,” said Ian. “I look forward to working towards the ambitious goals we have set ourselves.”