A short introduction

I’ve been coordinating pilot and major change initiatives since 2005, at the intersection of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding challenges. This includes both strengthening the global capacities of partner organisations, and coordinating major initiatives at country level.

The motivation is pretty simple. I believe that the most marginalised people in the world deserve first-rate thinking and rigorous approaches — just as anybody would demand for their own family or community. That’s at the core of both my consulting work, and my efforts to ‘re-think’ conventional policy approaches.

At a practical level, I’ve led a half-dozen multi-year projects, and provided technical advice on many more. This operational background is combined with a hard management consulting skillset, with technical qualifications in finance, law, and public policy.

Bachelor of Finance (University of New South Wales);Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales); Master in Public Policy (Harvard). Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW (2007).

Specific technical skills include: Organisational capacity assessment; econometrics and quantitative program evaluation; accounting & financial management; operations research; risk management; scenario planning; and strategic planning.

English (native); French (working proficiency)

The best option is email: ian@iandquick.com.

You can also find me on LinkedIn, or Twitter, if you’d just like to keep the lines open.

Selected past clients

Speaker bio

Ian D. Quick is an independent consultant and writer on how to work smarter in fragile states. He has coordinated experimental and major change initiatives for a range of international organisations since 2005, with a special focus on Central Africa.

Significant publications include the One Step Forward podcast, an oral history of public service in places affected by violence and political instability, the 2015 book ‘Follies in Fragile States’, and sundry journal articles.

Ian holds degrees in finance and law (University of New South Wales), and public policy (Harvard University). He lives in London and works wherever interesting challenges take him.