Based in Washington D.C., Edward has provided advice on strategy, organisational development, innovation, and institutional capacity development to many governments, donors, and United Nations agencies in emerging markets and developing countries with challenging circumstances. Edward has lived and worked a number of countries including Sudan, Palestine, Kenya, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Indonesia, Switzerland, Denmark and of course his home Sydney, Australia.
I'm passionate about questions on why smart people make dumb or irrational decisions when designing organizations and international development projects. Why do well-intentioned people end up creating bad outcomes? And, how does this impact decision-making during the design and appraisal phase of complex programmes in international development? I am also really interested in these things they call 'innovation' and the 'future of work'.