Stephanie Draper

Stephanie Draper

Chief executive

Stephanie Draper is Bond's chief executive. Stephanie has spent over 20 years working to accelerate a just and sustainable future, with a focus on sustainable development. She brings extensive international experience of bringing sectors together to collaborate and shape a better future.

She was previously at Forum for the Future working on how to practically achieve the systems change needed to deliver the UN Global Goals. As their chief change officer and deputy CEO she shaped the sustainable nutrition, 1.5 degrees and sustainable value chains and livelihoods Labs and how organisations can deliver transformational strategies. She also created new approaches to understanding impact.

She has been instrumental in creating a number of cross sector initiatives (between business, NGOs and governments) and partnership such as the Protein Challenge, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and the School of Systems Change, where she is faculty. Prior to Forum Stephanie founded the Corporate Responsibility team at The Work Foundation.


5 August 2020
As Covid-19 disrupts every aspect of our collective lives, the pandemic throws into relief how underprepared and unsustainable our societies are.
Alexander Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, showing new low cost homes fitted with Solar Power for hot water geysers.
2 July 2020
INGOs need to harness their experience and position to become even more effective players as we pursue better development outcomes in the face of world-changing transitions.
A woman in her shelter in Kanyaruchinya
13 May 2020
As civil society organisations support vulnerable communities and hold governments to account during the pandemic, we should consider how to embrace change for the better.
British and Sierra Leonean medics work together at Connaught Hospital, Freetown
10 February 2020
As the UK exits the European Union, we have the chance to redefine what role we play on the world stage. But the right steps need to be taken to ensure "Global Britain" is a success.
9 January 2020
A look at the risks and opportunities that could present themselves in the international development sector in 2020 and beyond.
Locals working at food store in Apac District of Northern Uganda
22 November 2019
With civil society under threat across the world, 150 leaders came together at the Global Perspectives conference to explore new ways to help civil society organisations thrive.
ICRC providing clean drinking water at a refugee camp in Liberia
15 October 2019
We’re talking to Bond members and sector leaders to identify what the future should look like for the UK international development sector.
People looking at visual minutes wall
19 June 2019
Bond's new CEO highlights challenges and opportunities for the sector as we enter the “decade of delivery”.