The UK arm of European consultancy firm Ecorys has hired Jonathan Borsley, formerly Director of Consultancy at Crown Agents, as Technical Director in the firm's International Development practice. The role will see him focus on driving business development and delivering engagements.
Prior to joining Ecorys, Jonathan Borsley worked as an independent consultant on a Unicef-commissioned project in Zimbabwe, where he assessed the Results Based Financing processes in the country's healthcare sector. He previously worked at Crown Agents, an international development company, latterly as the Director of Consultancy. During his more than 15 years at the company, Borsley worked across a range of positions, including Portfolio Manager, Transition Manager and Adviser. He started out as a Trainee at the firm in 2001. His work has focused predominantly on managing projects in global arenas, particularly in fragile and conflict states, focused on reducing poverty.
Borsley holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Geography from the University of Bristol.
Borsley joins Ecorys as a Technical Director in the firm’s International Development practice. He is tasked with leading business development in the practice, as well as supporting engagements in governance, financial management and economic development, among others. The work will call on his wider experience in developing technical and commercial proposals for major global institutions.
Regarding the addition of Borsley to the team, the firm states, “Jonathan has proven experience in managing development programmes to alleviate poverty, especially in fragile and conflict affected states. He was Project Director for the £120 million multi-donor South Sudan Health Pooled Fund which seeks to strengthen health systems and deliver essential maternal and new-born child health services. He has also managed public finance management projects including DFID support to budget formulation and execution in Zimbabwe and the implementation of a financial management information system in Pakistan.”