Stephen Cutts

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Stephen Cutts. Associate, US

Based in New York, Stephen is a consultant with Grant Thornton and a member of UNFPA’s Oversight Advisory Committee. He also serves in an advisory capacity on a number of trustee boards.

Before that, Stephen was the CEO of Reach to Teach, an international education charity funded by the Larry Ellison Foundation. Reach to Teach partners with government and like-minded organisations to improve the quality of primary education in India.

Stephen has wide-ranging senior level experience in international organisations. He served from 2013 to 2017 as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Central Support Services in New York, in charge of the Secretariat’s multi-billion dollar global procurement account and overseeing property management and major construction and renovation projects worldwide. Prior to that he was Assistant Secretary-General for Corporate Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Stephen started his intergovernmental career at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he served as Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Executive Director.

Stephen holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, as well as a First Class Honours Degree (American Studies and English Literature), and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Keele.