Rebecca Zausmer

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Rebecca leads GPD’s operations, finance, HR and communication teams, as well as supporting the implementation of GPD’s organisational strategy.

Prior to this, she led change in several third sector organisations, including as Director of Knowledge and Operations for WAN IFRA Women in News where she developed specific expertise on gender issues. Rebecca also has ten years experience in monitoring and evaluation.

Rebecca’s current role at GPD began in 2021, but she has a long history with the organisation, having played a critical role in its set up and early success back in 2013.

Rebecca has an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Politics, Economics and Middle Eastern Studies from Durham University. She was born and brought up in ZImbabwe.

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