I am a consultant specializing in advising governments and international organisations on conflict response, mediation and diplomatic strategy. I focus mainly on the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. I was formerly the coordinator of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on South Sudan. I have served in UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Timor Leste (UNMIT) and, as a member of the New Zealand Navy, in the peace monitoring group in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Theory, Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
Master of Science in Philosophy and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Bachelor of Arts in History, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Auckland.