Rachel Turner is DFID’s director for Economic Development. Previously, she was the director of the International Finance Division, focusing on Economic Development at DFID. She also served as the director for East and Central Africa, overseeing DFID’s programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has over 20 years of development experience in low and middle income countries of Africa,and Eastern Europe. She has headed the DFID office in Mozambique and with her experience of managing DFID’s relationships with global financial institutions, she has a strong understanding of public and private sector development issues and wide involvement with the multilateral and bilateral development architecture. Turner attended Nottingham University where she obtained a First Class Degree in Economics. She also has a MSC in Economics from the London School of Economics.