Graham oversees the management and delivery of the Young Lives programme. He works closely with staff in Oxford and partner organisations to ensure the delivery of Young Lives surveys, research and engagement activities. He has overall responsibility for all operational aspects of Young Lives including financial and personnel management, grants, contracts, and monitoring and evaluation.
Graham has extensive experience managing and supporting international development programmes and a track record of leadership and management. After five years teaching in rural Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, he managed HelpAge International’s programmes in East and Southern Africa. Before joining Young Lives, he worked for VSO, initially as Country Director of VSO’s programme in Ghana, and then at VSO’s head office, advising programme staff and coordinating the development of strategic and operational management processes to improve programme delivery and strategic alignment. Graham has been working with Young Lives since 2007.