We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Holloway as the new Director of Pro Bono Economics. Sue stepped into her role today, 20th September 2010.

Sue will lead Pro Bono Economics in our next phase of growth and development, allowing us to scale up our operations and to offer the skills of volunteer economists to more charities in need of support in evaluating their impact and effectiveness.

Martin Brookes and Andy Haldane, co-founders and trustees said “We are thrilled to welcome Sue Holloway as our new Director. She brings with her a wealth of experience both as a professional economist and from involvement in a number of charities. Her appointment heralds an exciting new period for Pro Bono Economics and Sue is the right person to see the organisation achieve its full potential.”

Sue Holloway joins us from her previous post as Deputy Chief Economist at the Department for International Development. She has been a professional economist since 1997 and also has charity experience from involvement with Tearfund and Traidcraft. She is also a qualified management accountant so brings to the post a range of valuable skills.

Sue adds:

“Pro Bono Economics is bringing to life a simple and innovative idea at a time that could not be more propitious. Charities are under greater financial pressure and more scrutiny than ever before and economists have the tools that can relieve some of these pressures. I look forward to being part of this growing organisation and I also relish the new professional challenges that this role brings me.”

Sue takes over from Jonathan Flory, interim Director, to whom we are extremely grateful for providing guidance and leadership whilst a permanent Director was found.

20th September 2010