Strahan manages the team responsible for supporting MCDF’s Collaboration Platform. He oversees the work of the Secretariat on investment matching and sharing knowledge and information about standards and best practices, in close collaboration with the participants of the Platform. He is also developing the medium to long-term strategy of the Platform.
Strahan is a development economist with over 20 years’ experience in economic development and infrastructure. He has worked in China, Nepal, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Prior to joining the MCDF, he was Economic Development Team Leader and Senior Economic Adviser at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government, based in Beijing. Prior to this he was the Senior Responsible Owner of the Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal programme for the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Strahan is a national of the UK. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia School of International Development.