Member of International Experts Panel (IEP) at the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM), Research and Development Manager at the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), a regional policy think tank based in South Africa and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Political Sciences Department. Holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies (2013) and Masters in Economic History (2007) both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Expertise includes extractives governance, development economics, political economy and South Africa’s Foreign Policy. Written and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, commissioned research papers and opinion pieces in print media as well as peer reviewed for academic journals. Other work experience includes teaching politics, political economy and development studies at Universities in South Africa, pro-poor economic policy research and advocacy, local and international advocacy on public debt, aid effectiveness and development co-operation. Experience with global platforms such as UN SDGs, AU Agenda 2063, OGP, the EITI and Kimberley Process inter alia. An alumnus of the African Program on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE).