About Us


Bernadette Sexton

Pic-work-(1).jpgJoining RedR UK as Chief Executive in 2023, Bernadette leads a team of technical and operational specialists within the organisation, as well as a network of Associate Trainers in the delivery of our humanitarian services. 

Bernadette's career spans development, good governance, institution building, tech for good, and human rights. She has advised development agencies, governments and NGOs across social and economic development topics. She has a deep interest in development aid effectiveness, poverty alleviation, inclusion of marginalised groups, and partnering with private sector champions to enable the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. She has worked across five continents, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.

Bernadette has held leadership roles including Vice-Chairwoman at Concern Worldwide UK, CEO at Oxford Policy Management, in tech start-ups Moonshot CVE and Apolitical, and as international development programme lead at McKinsey.

She holds an MBA from the University of Bath, an MSc in Public Service Policy & Management from King's College London, and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Limerick. She has graduate certificates in Gender Equity through Inclusive Design from the University of Toronto, and Sustainable Finance from the University of Oxford. She's currently undertaking graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in Coaching.