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Amy Barry

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Amy is a former national newspaper journalist turned international development professional with over 15 years’ experience in media and strategic communications. Self-motivated, intelligent and able to lead and inspire others, Amy has proven management and policy skills, outstanding writing ability and comprehensive knowledge of and contacts in the national and international media. She is an experienced media trainer.

Amy is familiar with all areas of development policy, particularly international economic relations, agriculture, aid effectiveness, and climate change. Before setting up di:ga in 2011, she was Director of Communications at Global Witness and Head of News at Oxfam.

Amy started her career as a journalist working for The Times and The Mail on Sunday. She has a First in English Literature from Oxford and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and in her spare time she does yoga, rides horses, and swims at the Parliament Hill Lido.

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"Working with di:ga was fantastic. They provided excellent support and advice on strategy, media relations and editing, quickly becoming a trusted part of the core team. They were assertive yet tactful, focused, efficient and 100% committed to helping us achieve impact."

Rafat Al-Akhali
Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government