Kate Gross

Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative

Kate Gross is CEO of the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). AGI works side-by-side with national governments, to build their capability to implement the policies that will lift people out of poverty, enabling them to build power stations and roads, deliver healthcare, and improve the lives of subsistence farmers. AGI currently operates in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Liberia.

Prior to leading AGI, Gross advised Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Private Secretary for Parliamentary and Home Affairs from 2004-2007, and has experience in a variety of UK government departments and the European Commission.

Gross is a Fellow of the African Leadership Network and was selected as one of the 2011 “40 under 40” development leaders in the UK.