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INASP works in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national development. With nearly 30 years’ experience of working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia, INASP believes that contributing to stronger and more equitable ecosystems will enable and empower knowledge producers and users, to address the key development challenges and improve lives. 

We worked with INASP in 2021 on a search for their new Chair and Trustees. The organisation was keen to become more responsive to the needs of the South and decided to take the opportunity to increase the diversity of their Board. They had initially found it difficult to find good candidates within their own networks, as few people have both operational/technical and governance/board experience, so they hoped Oxford HR would be able to draw on our networks to find candidates with these skills. Please click on the individual case studies below to read more:

Oxford HR put together a very friendly and efficient team, including members based in the global south. The information they provided on longlist and then shortlist candidates was the right balance between detail and brevity, and the online system made it very easy to track progress and get a preview of the sort of candidates they were finding. Many of the candidates were extremely complimentary about the whole process and their interactions with Oxford HR throughout. We are really looking forward to working with our new chair and thematic trustees. Their mix of location and expertise will hugely help us to ensure our work is meeting the needs of partners in the South and help project INASP as a southern-led organization. 

John Young, Executive Director, INASP

Tim Brann

Tim Brann

Tim started working with Oxford HR in 2018, having graduated with a BSc in Product Design from Brunel University London. Although initially trained as a Product Designer, he has worked on a diverse range of projects across graphic design, 3D installations and website design and development. Tim has a keen interest in design as a tool for positive social change, especially among children's social care, and has pursued this through previous work for the GravityLight Foundation, small not-for-profit startups, and now at Oxford HR.