Sue Graves

Sue Graves

Deputy Director, Health Funds and Architecture

Sue Graves leads a team that drives our engagement with several key health funds with a particular focus on governance, strategy, operational effectiveness and programmatic impact.

Before joining the foundation in 2021, Sue had a long career working for the Australian government on development programs and policy. This included five years leading the team responsible for Australia’s engagement in global health and education funds—including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)—and serving on the boards of the Global Fund and GPE.

Sue’s experience encompasses development program design and implementation, multi-stakeholder partnerships and governance, donor coordination, and public administration and policy. Working as an Australian diplomat in Kenya for three years as Head of Aid, Sue led the scale-up of the Australian Aid (AusAID) program in the Horn of Africa. During a three-year break from AusAID from 2005 to 2008, Sue worked for the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group, where she led a research team that worked on the global humanitarian architecture, United Nations reforms, and donor policy. She has also worked as an independent consultant for a range of clients on aid effectiveness, including in advisory roles with the governments of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Sue has a M.S. in development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and an M.A. in international relations from the Australian National University.

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