For five years I served as a senior editor and senior manager at BBC Media Action, an international charity that supports media and communications in development. In 2000-2001, I was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. As part of this fellowship, I spent a year as a Senior Adviser in the Office of International Development at the United States Treasury Department, where I was part of a team that oversaw U.S. lending strategies towards the Multilateral Development Banks. I was also a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2001-2005. From 1989-1991, I worked as a Programme Associate at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C., a think tank focused on American economic relations with the developing world.