Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Mark Segal

Technical Director

As Technical Director, Mark is responsible for technical leadership of the security, justice and peacebuilding portfolio, with a particular focus on gender and social development.

Mark has worked on peacebuilding for over 20 years, with International Alert, DFID and the EEAS before SDDirect. He has extensive experience of conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding strategies, policy development and cross-government work on conflict.

In the EEAS, he developed and piloted the Early Warning system, and a new light touch conflict analysis methodology, now in extensive use across the EU.

In DFID he led the first conflict sensitive portfolio strategy (in Nepal), co-wrote the Peacebuilidng-Statebuilding policy, provided technical lead in the HMG Building Stability Overseas Strategy and led numerous conflict analyses. He was Head of Profession for Conflict from 2013 to 2016.