Bond appoints Gideon Rabinowitz as new Director of Policy and Advocacy

Gideon Rabinowitz will join Bond in July as their new Director of Policy and Advocacy following his work as Senior Manager at Agulhas Applied Knowledge, where he has led reviews for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and major consultancy and research projects for clients including the African Development Bank, the UN and several bilateral agencies. 

Gideon has worked across the UK international development sector in a range of policy, advocacy and research roles, focusing on trade, UK aid and development financing, and social and economic development issues. He has held various senior roles including at Oxfam GB as Policy and Advocacy Manager and as Senior Research Officer at ODI. He has also held positions at the UK Aid Network and CUTS International.  

In reaction to his appointment, Gideon said:   

“I am very excited to join Bond at a critical time in the evolution of the UK international development sector. I look forward to working with Bond’s members to ensure that their voice is heard in discussions about the future of the sector and the direction of UK development policy.” 

Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond, said:  

“Gideon will be a fantastic addition to the Bond team. His vast experience from across the sector will be invaluable in leading on pressing policy issues and shaping the future of international development. We look forward to welcoming Gideon in July.”   


Notes to editor 

  • Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. 
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