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Patrin Watanatada

Patrin Watanatada

Programme Director

As Programme Director [Interim] in a job share with Gillian Holmes, Patrin is responsible for strategy development and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Patrin has nearly 20 years of experience working to advance healthy child development, cities for families, clean air, and the role of business in shaping a just and sustainable world for all.

Most recently, Patrin was the first knowledge for policy director at the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Dutch organisation working globally to improve the health and wellbeing of babies, toddlers and their caregivers. There she set up and led a team combining the research & evaluation and communication functions to inspire and inform policies and practices to support healthy early childhood development. She also led their work on air quality, including their first-ever “environmental investment” in the Clean Air Fund.

Patrin was previously a director at sustainable business think tank and advisory firm SustainAbility, and has also worked at social change communications agency Fenton, strategy consultancy Oliver Wyman, and in investor and government relations for a renewable energy start-up in Bangkok.