Lucy is our CEO and has worked at COCO since 2004, shaping the development and direction of COCO’s fundraising, governance and project management. Her major interests are led by a passion for international relations, development, poverty alleviation and commitment to accountability.

Lucy studied Urban and Regional Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, after which she completed a Masters in Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. In 2015, Lucy graduated from Newcastle University with a Masters of Business Administration with distinction. Her research examined the role of power in strategic alliances between Western INGO’s (International Non-Governmental Organisations) and local CSO’s (Civil society organisations).

Lucy is a board member for International Newcastle and Children North East and is an advocate for networking,  skill sharing, encouraging leadership and increasing aid effectiveness. Lucy regularly takes part in activities for COCO including trekking Mount Kilimanjaro running the Great North Run and Cycling in Maasai Land in Kenya.

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