Nicholas Ramsden is Montrose’s Business Development Director, responsible for identifying and securing new business and partnership opportunities. In this role, he provides oversight of global business development processes, pursuing opportunities within new and existing practice areas and establishing and maintaining relationships with clients and partners across sectors.

Nicholas has over 10 years' experience in international development in a variety of managerial and technical roles. Previously Asia-Pacific regional director at Montrose, he has secured and overseen projects on behalf of extractive companies such as BG Group, Shell, Ophir and Woodside. He has also managed programmes for a variety of clients including DFID, UNDP, WHO, Ok Tedi Mining, and private investors, and has extensive field research experience in community needs, health and education provision, gender issues, local perceptions of development efficiency, and the impact of extractive industry social performance programming. Nicholas is also a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar.

Prior to joining Montrose, he successfully led DFID’s Girls’ Education Programme in South Sudan through the outbreak of a new civil war, having previously managed DFID health, education, and water/sanitation projects in South Sudan for three years.

Nicholas holds a BA and MA (Oxon) from Balliol College, Oxford, and an MSc in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.  Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, he has experience living and working in South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Myanmar, and the UK. He is fluent in English and speaks some German, Tok Pisin, Arabic and Burmese.