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Natalie Au

Safeguarding Senior Technical Expert

Natalie joined SDDirect in January 2021 as a senior technical expert in the safeguarding team. 

Her knowledge and experience in safeguarding and gender spans a 15-year career in international development. She has worked in programme management, technical advisory and leadership roles in the development sector. Her experience includes developing and strengthening organisational and programmatic safeguarding policies, systems, and practice, designing large scale multi-sectoral gender equality programmes, and utilising digital technology to design new approaches in gender equality programmes.

Prior to joining SDDirect Natalie was the Global Gender and Safeguarding Director at Girl Effect and Gender Equality Programme Coordinator at Plan International UK.

Natalie received her MA in International Politics and Human Rights from the City University, London and a BA in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA.