Gopal Rao is a strategy management and finance professional, with over thirty years’ experience in the International Development Sector. He specialises in business development and organisational resilience in the not for profit sector. He builds organisational capacity through consultancy, training and coaching, and across different cultural contexts and geographical locations.
For over 10 years, Gopal has led a management consultancy in the sector and has also undertaken leadership roles such as interim CEO and interim CFO. He brings a wealth of hands-on experience of strategy development, adaptive management and problem solving.
Prior to management consulting, Gopal assumed senior management positions, both at the headquarters and in programme operations across four continents. He was regional programme manager for Southern Africa, head of international finance at Oxfam Great Britain, vice president at Oxfam America and CEO of Responding to Conflict.