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CDC appoints new chief operating officer

CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed Colin Buckley as chief operating officer.

Buckley (pictured) joins CDC after a career combining international development and corporate finance.

His development experience includes working for governments, multilateral donors and private philanthropy organisations.
Buckley will be responsible for improving the effectiveness of the organisation to deliver CDC’s new strategy.

Before joining CDC, he was the executive director, investments at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, where he headed the foundation’s expansion of health, education and nutrition programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Between 2005 and 2009, he managed around USD400m in US government funding for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. In partnership with the Government of Georgia, Colin oversaw major infrastructure projects; grants to small agricultural enterprises; and an investment fund aimed at SMEs in rural Georgia.

Diana Noble, CDC’s chief executive officer, says: “This is an excellent appointment for CDC. Colin Buckley brings considerable experience from both the private sector and the world of international development. He will play a vital role in helping CDC implement its new strategy to have even greater impact through our investment in low-income countries. His business management skills and his understanding of the challenges of investing in developing countries make him a real asset for us.”

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