Christopher Brett (moderator), AgResults Steering Committee, World Bank Lead Agribusiness Specialist
Currently the Lead Agribusiness Specialist in the World Bank Global Agricultural Practice, Christopher Brett serves as the Bank’s representative to the AgResults Steering Committee. He has more than thirty years of experience in the public and private sectors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to the World Bank, he worked for 9 years as the Global Head of Sustainability for a large multi-national agricultural supply chain management company. Mr. Brett has undertaken a range of consultancies for leading development organizations and the private sector, such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, European Union, UN Development Program, commercial banks, and infrastructural development companies. He worked for 6 years in Central America as a Private Sector Development Advisor for the UK Department for International Development. Mr. Brett has a Master’s Degree in Management for Agricultural Development from Cranfield University in the UK.
Tristan Armstrong (speaker), Senior Sector Specialist, Agricultural Development and Food Security, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Currently on the AgResults Steering Committee, Tristan Armstrong works in the Agriculture and Food Branch of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He holds a PhD in plant genetics and has worked for over 15 years in agriculture, rural development, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management in Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Monica Barrett (speaker), Strategy Manager, AgResults Design Team, AgResults
Monica Barrett is a Strategy Manager with Deloitte Consulting who brings more than 10 years of experience of working with private and public sector organizations in innovative finance, impact investing, impact measurement, and program evaluation. Ms. Barrett has worked in global health, economic development, agriculture, energy and financial inclusion. At Deloitte, she has led the designs and/or launch of several AgResults Challenge Projects, whose goal is to encourage private-sector engagement in development challenges, including a $30M project seeking the development of a new vaccine for Brucellosis, a zoonotic cattle disease. Ms. Barrett has also worked with other mission-oriented clients, such as the Global Vaccine Alliance, USAID, UNICEF, and the CDC.