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Jacqui De Lacy Named Abt’s Chief Global Development Officer

Rockville, Md.  –  Jacqui De Lacy has been named Abt Associates’ Chief Global Development Officer, a new role on Abt’s Executive Leadership Team. She will lead Abt’s diverse portfolio of health, governance, climate and environment, economic growth, digital, and equity programs in more than 50 countries. She will be responsible for promoting synergies, sustainable growth, technical quality, efficient operations, and value for global clients and stakeholders.

Jacqui joined Abt in 2014 and has led our Australia and Britain practices for the past three years. Previously, she represented the Australian Aid program (then AusAid, now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in multiple high-profile positions, including head of AusAid Indonesia, head of the Food Security Branch, and Global Crisis Response Coordinator. She has been vice-president of the UNICEF Executive Board and has extensive experience representing Australia on UN funds and programs and in development policy.

“Jacqui will play a key role in Abt’s five-year strategy to harness the full strength of Abt’s work in international development around the world,” said Abt President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Flanagan. “Along with serving on the Executive Leadership Team, Jacqui will be responsible for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at Abt and energizing, motivating, and inspiring our talent.”

Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics (Honours) from the University of Queensland, Australia. She is a member of Chief Executive Women Australia.

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