February 14, 2022

UK Evaluation Society Secretariat

Council Elections

We are delighted to welcome two new Directors to UK Evaluation Society Council –

Niki Wood as Vice-President, Events and Evaluative Practice (co-opted).  Already a Member of the Society and a speaker at our conference for a number of years, Niki won the UK Evaluation Society Emerging Evaluator prize in 2019.  Currently Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Chemonics UK, specialising in mixed-methods approaches to evaluation which weave in systems thinking and behavioural science. She has a breadth of experience of designing, implementing, and commissioning evaluations with and in UK Government Departments (domestic departments and FCDO), Development Financial Institutions, multilateral partners (eg NATO,  OECD), and international donors such as USAID and NORAD. She is brimming with MEL-thusiasm and looks forward to meeting you !

Matthew Hill as Secretary to the Society.  Already a Council Member for a number of years, Matthew will now join the Directors.  He is currently Head of Insight, Evaluation and Research at the Health Foundation, UK.  He has a breadth of evaluation experience, management and administrative knowledge about organisational charitable status from his years at NCVO.  We welcome his attention to detail and commitment to UK Evaluation Society.  He is looking forward to meeting you !

Huge thanks to Dr Tim Chadborn, who has successfully steered the Society through the difficult time of the pandemic and who, we are very pleased, remains on Council as Past President, and a Director.  Huge thanks too, to Andrew Berry, who is stepping down as Secretary.  He has been a pleasure to work with and made a real difference to the Society’s systems and website in particular, and in a very timely way.   Thank you again, Andrew !