Charles Tapp helps develop strategies for fundraising for the Global Partnership for Education and liaises with donors and other partners. Charles was educated at Cambridge University (MA Geography Hons.) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc African Studies Hons. – Tropical Agro-Forestry). After a short stint working with USAID in Sudan as a forestry adviser, he joined CARE International where he had a number of roles over 15 years, beginning in Sudan, including running CARE’s large program in Niger and then becoming CEO of CARE UK and later CEO of CARE Australia. Charles moved to the government of Australia in 2000 as the deputy head of AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development. In 2007, he worked as senior advisor to UNDP’s Bureau for Asia and the Pacific before being appointed as General Manager of Cardno Pty Ltd, a large publicly-listed Australian company, where he ran their Emerging Markets Division, working across 54 countries globally. Charles has extensive development experience in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.