New ICAI Commissioners: Liz Ditchburn and Harold Freeman

13 Feb 2024

Liz Ditchburn and Harold Freeman have been announced as the incoming part-time Commissioners for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).

The candidates, who will take up their four-year posts on 1 July 2024, were appointed by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), after a selection process conducted in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

The new Commissioners will take over from Sir Hugh Bayley and Tarek Rouchdy whose terms will end on 30 June 2024, and will be joined by a new Chief Commissioner, whose appointment will be announced in due course.


Liz Ditchburn

New ICAI Commissioners: Liz Ditchburn and Harold FreemanLiz is a highly experienced public sector leader in international, UK and devolved administrations. She is currently a trustee of Nesta, a non-executive director at Net Zero Technology Centre and an honorary professor at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. She has previously held roles as the director general for economy for the Scottish Government and was the former Department for International Developmentā€™s policy director and its first value for money director.

Harold Freeman

New ICAI Commissioners: Liz Ditchburn and Harold FreemanHarold is a board-level professional specialising in economic development, public policy, and sustainable finance. He currently works as an independent advisor and is a member of the advisory council of trade credit agency UK Export Finance. He has previously held roles as a board director at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and led on sustainable lending as head of international debt and capital markets at HM Treasury.


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