Mark is our Chief Executive Officer, having joined OPM as Chief Economist in 2012.
In his capacity as Chief Economist, Mark Henstridge is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our work in development economics. Before joining us, Mark was Acting Executive Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC), an initiative funded by DFID at LSE and the University of Oxford. He was Head of Macroeconomics at BP, and has previously worked in the African and Fiscal Affairs Departments of the International Monetary Fund, on Mali, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria and Egypt. Mark has also worked in Uganda’s Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Planning.
Mark has a DPhil from the University of Oxford, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc from Bristol University. He is a Research Associate of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies at the University of Oxford.
For an example of some of Mark's work, take a look at Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity, the impact of covid-19 on low- and middle-income countries, After the pandemic? A global UK, and our event on expanding development diagnostics.