Simon Burall

Director Involve

Simon Burall is the Director of Involve. He has long and extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency. He has worked at the national level in Africa, Asia and Europe as well as on related issues of global governance and democracy. In addition to his role with Involve, Simon is also Head of Dialogue at the ScienceWise Expert Resource Centre and a Fellow WWF UK. He has recently finished his term as Chair of Democratic Audit. Before moving to Involve Simon was a Research Fellow at ODI from 2006 – 2009. His interests included stakeholder engagement in the reform of the international aid delivery system and how to make development finance more effective. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of the One World Trust from 1999 – 2005 where he initiated and oversaw the development of the influential Global Accountability Index. Simon has taught both science and English in Namibia and Zimbabwe and was an election monitor in Bosnia Herzegovina after the Dayton Agreement.