Jon Mitchell

managing director of programmes and management

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Jon is currently Managing Director for Programmes and Management at ODI, responsible for overseeing and supporting ODI programmes, strengthening programme management, and contributing to overall leadership of ODI.

Jon is a senior executive in international development and humanitarian affairs with extensive experience leading, managing and improving effectiveness of programmes and organisations in the international development and humanitarian affairs fields. Prior to joining ODI, Jon worked for CARE International, Oxfam Great Britain and Plan International in leadership roles at country, regional, and global levels. Jon has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe, he has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and is a dual citizen of the UK and USA.