Graham Teskey is Principal Governance Specialist for the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, where his role is to advise DFAT on its governance and public sector programs in the international aid program.
Prior to moving to Canberra, he was Senior Adviser in Governance and Head of the Governance and Anti-Corruption Secretariat at the World Bank. He was responsible for the preparation and drafting of the Bank’s 2012 Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategy.
Graham also spent 15 years with DFID, and enjoyed postings to Fiji, Kenya and Uganda. In 1996 he helped establish DFID’s ‘Governance and Institutions Department’. His last two DFID posts were in London as Head of Africa Policy Department and Head of Governance and Social Development. Graham was one of the lead contributors to the UK’s 2006 Development White Paper, “Making Governance Work for the Poor”.
He began his career as an economist in the Central Planning Office in Fiji and then in the National Planning and Statistics Office in Vanuatu. This was followed by spells in Tanzania with NORAD and teaching development studies at the UK’s University of Bradford. He has degrees in economics, planning and business administration.