Positions Held

Professional Positions

Primary focus: Evaluation and Knowledge Management

2019 – Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin, Germany
2014 – Honorary Professor, School for Public Leadership (SPL), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
2007 – Independent International Evaluator
2013 Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa
2009 – 2011 Lecturer, Aid Effectiveness module, International Cooperation and Development Course, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan
2007 Visiting Professor, Centre for International Cooperation in Education (CICE), University of Hiroshima, Japan
2005 – 2006 Special Advisor on Knowledge Management to the Executive, World Conservation Union (IUCN)
2000 – 2006 Director: Evaluation and Knowledge Management, Evalnet, South Africa

 Primary focus: Research Management and Grantmaking

1998 – 2000 Director Research, University of Pretoria, South Africa (International Affairs portfolio included).
1996 – 2000 Director Research, University of Pretoria, South Africa (responsible for all university research, contract research and intellectual property management).
1995 – 1996 Programme Manager, Improved Quality of Life Theme, Foundation for Research Development (now the NRF), Pretoria, South Africa – national grant funding programs in Food Production and Food Security; Veterinary Science; Urban and Rural Development.
1990 – 1994 Programme Manager, Foundation for Research Development (now the NRF), Pretoria, South Africa – responsible for the design, implementation and management of the university/industry National Biotechnology Program as well as the University Development Program that aimed to strengthen the research capacities of the then 10 ‘historically black’ universities.

 Primary focus: Research

1988/1989 Visiting Scientist, Zoology Institute, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, and Department of Chemistry, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Republic of China
1986 – 1989 Principal Researcher, Laboratory for Ecological Chemistry (LECUS), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Leadership in Evaluation Associations and Initiatives

2018 – Vice-President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
2018 – Lead Steward, SDG Transformations Forum Evaluation for Transformation (E4T) Working Group
2017 – Member, Steering Committee, South-South Cooperation in Evaluation (S2SE) Initiative
2016 – Co-founder and Advisor, International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), Nairobi, Kenya
2015 – Member, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) ‘Group of Elders’
2014 – Member, International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) Advisors and Legacy Leaders
2015 Delegate, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), EvalPartners Global Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 Member of Steering Committee for the AfrEA/CLEAR AA Bellagio Center Thought Leaders Forum on Evaluation and Development in Africa
2009 – 2011 Lecturer, Aid Effectiveness module, International Cooperation and Development Course, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan
2007 – 2008 Steering Committee Member, Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation, NONIE (representing more than 200 organisations worldwide – evaluation associations and UNEG, OECD-DAC and ECG evaluation offices)
2007 – 2008 Board Member, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)
2007 Visiting Professor, Centre for International Cooperation in Education (CICE), University of Hiroshima, Japan

Member, European Evaluation Society Working Group for the EES Board of Directors’ Statement on Impact Evaluation

2005 – 2007 Board Member, American Evaluation Association (AEA) (first member living outside North America)
2003 – 2005 Vice-President, International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE; a global association of professional associations)
2003 – 2005 Co-Chairperson, International and Cross-cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group (ICCE-TIG) of the American Evaluation Association (AEA)
2003 – 2004 President, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)
2002 – 2004 Founder, South African Evaluation Network (SAENet), later formalised as the South African M&E Association (SAMEA)

Strategic and Practical Advice: Evaluation

2018 − Member, Evaluator Advisory Group for IRIS 5.0, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
2018 − Member, Evaluation Quality Assurance and Learning Services (EQuALS) Review Panel, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
2015 − Member, Reference Group, EvalSDGs (working group of EvalPartners, a global consortium of UN agencies, foundations & professional evaluation associations); co-author of briefing paper series on evaluation & the SDGs.
2014 − Member, International Evaluation Advisory Panel, Independent Evaluation Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Member, International Advisory Committee, Centre for Development Impact, Institute of Development Studies (CDI-IDS), UK

2018 – 2019 Technical Advisor, for the Review of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), International Science Council (ISC)
2017 – 2018 Senior Independent Advisor for the Corporate-level Evaluation of IFAD’s Financial Architecture, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
2015 International Strategic Advisor, Ten-Year Review of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa
2013 – 2016 Member, Evaluation Advisory Panel, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA
2013 – 2014 Member, Research Advisory Committee, Heartfile, Pakistan
2012 – 2013 Advisor, AfrEA Made-in-Africa Evaluation Initiative

Advisor, Centre for Learning in Evaluation and Research in Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA)

2013 Member, Project Reference Group, Study of Evaluation Demand/Supply in five sub-Sahara African Countries, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Advice on M&E, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)

2012 Initiator and Technical Advisor, CLEAR-AA/AfrEA Bellagio Thought Leaders Forum on Evaluation and Development in Africa, 14-17 November 2012
2011 – 2012 Member, International Steering Committee for MFS-II Evaluation, WOTRO Science for Global Development Division, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Member, Reference Panel supporting the design of the CGIAR Independent Evaluation Arrangement (CGIAR-IEA)

2010 – 2012 Member, Evaluation Advisory Panel, the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI)

Member, Core Advisors Group for Evaluation, Rockefeller Foundation Evaluation Office

Specialist Evaluation Advisor, Rockefeller Foundation Evaluation Office

Project Director, Grants for support to the Rockefeller Foundation Evaluation Office

2010 Chair, Advisory Committee, Evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation Global Disease Surveillance Networks (DSN) Initiative
2009 – 2014 Advisor to the Steering Committee on M&E, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
2009 External Advisor, Performance Assessment, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organisation (WHO)
2008 Member, Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), CGIAR Science Council

Member, Guidance Group for Development of Guidance on Impact Evaluation, Network of Networks for Impact Evaluation (NONIE)

Member, Consultative Group on Evaluating Prevention, Joint UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG)

Member, High Level Reference Group for the Ten-Year Evaluation of the Uganda Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP)

2007 UNEG/OECD DAC Peer Review Panel Member for the Evaluation Function of the World Food Programme (WFP)
2005 International Advisor, Workshop on the Evaluation of Educational Cooperation Projects, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan, 20-21 March 2005

International Expert Panel Member for review of evaluation approaches, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

2001 Public Policy Advisor, Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS), University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Strategic Advice: Research and Innovation

2000 – 2001 Member, Ministerial Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Law, South Africa

Convenor of Sub-Committee on Innovation, Management and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, and Competition Law

1999 – 2001 Advisory Board Member, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1998 Member, National Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Evaluation Panel, Year of Science and Technology Awareness Proposals of South African Science Councils
1997 – 2000 Member, Joint South Africa/Netherlands Committee for South Africa-Netherlands Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD)
1996 Committee Chairperson, Strategic Policy Planning Initiative for Agricultural Biotechnology in East and Southern Africa, supported by ISNAR
1995 – 1996 Member, National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE) Technical Committee on Research and Postgraduate Studies

Board Member, Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University

Member, Water Research Council Coordinating Committee for Research on Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Rural and Urban Communities