The Rt Hon. Rory Stewart, OBE


President of GiveDirectly and Former Secretary of State for International Development

President of GiveDirectly; Visiting Fellow at The Jackson Institute at Yale University;

Formerly: Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (2018-19); Minister of State, at the Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2017-18); Environment Minister (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2015-16); Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Penrith and The Border (2010-); Chair, Defence Select Committee (2014-15); Member, Foreign Affairs Select Committee (2010-14); Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights, Harvard University; Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and CEO, Turquoise Mountain, Kabul (2006-08); Coalition Deputy Governor, Maysan and Dhi Qar Provinces, Iraq (2003); HM Diplomatic Service: postings to Indonesia and Montenegro; British Army.

An Honorary Governor (2023-), The Ditchley Foundation.