Michele Weldon, who first worked with Civic Exchange in 2004, rejoined the organisation in November 2017 as Programme Director. She has more than 20 years of experience in managing development and environmental programs with think-tanks, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, and the United Nations (UN). Prior to joining Civic Exchange, Ms Weldon worked at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and the UN in India. She has a wide range of experience across many countries, including Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Thailand, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Ms Weldon has a Master’s Degree in Environment and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and an Undergraduate Degree in International Economic Development.