Gerard O’Donoghue

Gerard O’Donoghue is the Assistant Director-General and Head of Operations Enabling Division.

Gerard O’Donoghue joined GGGI in October 2018 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) where he had been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Director Support Services a.i.  Prior to joining GCF in April 2014 he served in various senior capacities for a period of 20 years at the CGIAR. He served as Director of Finance & Corporate Services for the CGIAR Consortium as a whole based in Montpellier in France. Prior to this he served as Director of Corporate Services at Bioversity International, in Italy. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Deputy Director General for Operations at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka. From 1998 to 2001, Gerard was at the World Bank, in Washington DC, where he served as the Senior Finance Officer at the CGIAR Secretariat. Previously, Gerard was the Chief Financial Officer at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) spending time in both Kenya and Ethiopia.

An Irish national, Gerard has a wealth of finance, management and professional leadership experience.  He was formerly a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse, based in the City of London, where his work ranged from auditing to corporate finance, with a broad spectrum of high profile clients.

Gerard’s primary degree is in mathematics and mathematical physics from the National University of Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and also studied Professional Management at the University of York, England.