Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Victoria Lishak

Associate Director, Business Development

Victoria joined Social Development Direct as Business Development Manager in 2016. She is responsible for winning new work through leading on the development of high quality technical and commercial tenders, and leads on relationship management with new and existing clients, partners and consultants. Victoria works closely with the Technical Team and Project Management Unit providing business development support on our existing, as well as new opportunities across the SDDirect Portfolio spanning Women’s Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Public Services, Gender Based Violence, Governance Voice and Accountability, and Security, Justice and Peacebuilding.

Victoria is a business development professional with a BA in Social Policy and passion to drive positive change through development and inclusion. Before joining SDDirect she gained experience working on complex and large scale, domestic procurements across central government, with a focus on employment, health and disability services. She has proven success in winning new business as well as portfolio diversification, breaking into new markets and securing new contracts with new clients. 

An inquisitive mind, Victoria is an avid podcaster who enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and keeping active.