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Ishbel Matheson

Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Portrait of Ishbel Matheson

Ishbel Matheson is ODI’s Director of Public Affairs and Communications. A former BBC journalist, she used to be based in Zambia and Kenya. She covered the conflicts in Darfur and Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as issues such as debt relief, HIV/Aids and chronic poverty. More recently, Ishbel has been the Director of Media at Save the Children, working on their major campaigns for child survival and Syria, as well as setting up and establishing the organisation’s global media unit, aimed at boosting visibility for Save the Children’s issues across the globe.