Carolyn is an advisor for The Listen Charity and has over 30 years’ experience as a senior leader in international development. She was Chief Executive of the global health charity Merlin for over 8 years having spent 14 years at Save the Children UK where she led the international programmes. Carolyn was also a director at the UK Government Department for International Development for Europe, Middle East and Latin America. More recently Carolyn has consulted to Oxfam, Public Health England, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Carolyn has been on a number of international boards and is currently a non-executive Director of the international development consultancy Oxford Policy Management and Chair of the global charity for civil society INTRAC. She was awarded a CBE in 2013.