Ann Sutherland, Director and Principal Associate

Master in Environmental Studies (International Development), York University 
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Non-Profit Management, Maxwell School at Syracuse University 

Ms. Sutherland has worked for over 20 years as a program manager and evaluation consultant in the international and NGO sectors. Her work with AIMS has included meta-evaluations and organizational reviews for UN agencies, evaluation quality assessment processes, training in results-based management and evaluation, the development of MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning) systems, and the evaluation of NGO projects. She has served as team leader for an assessment of reconstruction projects in Haiti and the first evaluation of gender-based violence initiatives in Zambia, among others. 

An experienced facilitator, Ms. Sutherland has developed training materials and conducted results-based management and evaluation workshops for Swedish International Development Agency partners, led strategic planning processes, and developed enterprise development programs for vulnerable women and youth. As Director of Programs for the Near East Foundation, she oversaw natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, conflict mitigation and women’s economic resilience projects in the Middle East and Africa.