Lauren Haddon

HPI Associate, Programme Management

Lauren Haddon is an experienced programme manager, with particular expertise in the health sector and in Southern Africa. As HPI Chief Operating Officer, she oversees HPI’s portfolio of programmes and leads execution of strategies developed by the Board. In this capacity she has planned and directed HPI’s operational policies and initiatives, and supported the Managing Director in running the organisation. She holds oversight responsibility for strategic planning, risk monitoring and management, development of competitive financial proposals, programme management, and human resource management.

Lauren has had extensive experience in contract and programme management for large and small field projects. She supported the mobilisation and implementation of the DFID funded Women for Health in Northern Nigeria (W4H) Programme including the recruitment of programme staff in and the set-up of local partnership arrangements. Lauren also has extensive business development, partnership and consortium development experience having been responsible for re-redesigning HPI’s commercial proposal preparation, particularly for DFID, which contributed significantly to winning several projects worth a total of over £50 million.

Before working with HPI, Lauren worked as a Project Manager for an education NGO in France and Mali, and as a counsellor for isolated refugee minors in France. Lauren has an extended MBA, a degree in social anthropology and experience working in a number of countries including South Africa, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and France.