Director-General, Lending Operations Outside the EU and Candidate Countries at the European Investment Bank
Tamsyn Barton studied at the Universities of Oxford, London, Cambridge and East Anglia. After one year of voluntary work for local NGOs in South India, she was contracted as Technical Cooperation Officer in 1994 to the UK’s Overseas Development Administration (now DFID) in India. From 1998 – 2001, she was Head of Technology at the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG – now Practical Action). She rejoined DFID as a civil servant, initially as Social Development Adviser, and later in a range of policy and management roles covering infrastructure, energy, the environment and climate change, rural livelihoods, trade and conflict. From 2007, she was Head of the EU Department and was DFID’s Alternate Director on the EIB Board until April 2010. Since November 2010, she works as Director-General, Lending Operations Outside the EU and Candidate Countries at the European Investment Bank.