The Team

Developed by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), the Fellowship aims to improve policy outcomes for low income countries by providing governments with a source of specialist international expertise.

The core Fellowship team is comprised of the Executive Director, Director, Programme Manager, Programme Assistant and Head of MEL. The team benefits from expert inputs from across OPM’s business operations.

Mark Henstridge

Executive Director

Mark Henstridge is Executive Director of the Oxford Policy Fellowship. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Fellowship. He is also Chief Economist at Oxford Policy Management, where he is responsible for setting the direction of the firm’s work in development economics.

Kari Lipschutz


Kari Lipschutz is the Programme Director of the Oxford Policy Fellowship. She is responsible for the management and strategic planning of the Fellowship, and also takes the lead on government engagement for new posts. Kari is a consultant at OPM, specialising in political economy programming, natural resource governance, and aspects of law and development programming.

Luisa Doughty

Programme Manager

Luisa Doughty is the Fellowship’s Programme Manager. She supports the Programme Director in the delivery of the programme, is responsible for the management of the Fellowship, and takes the lead on recruitment and pastoral care of the Fellows. Luisa is highly experienced in programme delivery, having supported numerous large projects at OPM and previously.

Charlotte Rees

Programme Assistant

Charlotte is the Fellowship's Programme Assistant. She supports the running of the programme, particularly the logistical and financial management. Charlotte assists the Programme Manager in the recruitment of new Fellows, in the delivery of the Annual Meeting and in supporting Fellows whilst in post. She is experienced in project support, having worked on other projects at OPM prior to joining the Fellowship, and has previously worked in financial management.

Søren Haldrup

Head of MEL

Søren Haldrup is the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the Oxford Policy Fellowship. his main role is to ensure that the programme has an innovative and robust MEL framework in place. Søren is a consultant at OPM working with capacity development and public sector reform. He has previously worked as an embedded advisor to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.