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Chris Shaw

Head of Business Development

Head of Business Development

Chris Shaw is the Head of Business Development, responsible for building a Business Development capability, working closely with our Programme Teams to support our work in low and middle-income countries. 

Specifically he is developing strategies to strengthen internal business development systems and processes, external facing activities, market analysis and horizon scanning as well as building new partnerships and alliances.

Business Development in OPM encompasses our project acquisition, commercial and frameworks teams. In addition, Chris manages our OPM Australia, Europe and United States offices as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Chris is a proven manager with experience of managing global business accounts as well as being a proven project manager with a track record of delivering development initiatives across Asia and Africa. Chris has also provided technical advice in public finance management on development projects in Kosovo, Lesotho, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania.

Chris has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University and a BA (Hons) in Marketing and European Business from the University of Hertfordshire.