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Aidan Kennedy is a Partner in the International Development area of the Social Impact practice group
Past, present and future with Saxton BampfyldeI look after our International Development practice helping this inspiring sector, from INGOs to development banks, corporates and foundations, to find and attract talent.
Rainy day delightsI’d enjoy some mint tea and pastries with my family in the café of the Grand Mosque de Paris, amidst the flittering songbirds!
Above: Grand Mosque de Paris
Passionate about Playing my part to find true values-driven leaders.
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Sum up your practice group area in three words: International. Connected. Resilient.
International development – do we have enough talent coming through to deliver this important agenda?The international development sector has long been a source of some quite extraordinary talent - frequently managing complex development and humanitarian programmes and projects on intensely tight budgets that would put private sector efficiency to shame. However, the sector would benefit from greater options for career mobility across functions, and for rising talent in the global south, as well as between INGOs, development and broader financial services, foundations and the private sector. This would inhibit the silo thinking that often haunts the sector and generate broader experience amongst its leaders. The demands and expectations of Board Trustees has also risen in recent years leading to considerable demand for new and committed talent.