Des Chavasse

Chief Operating Officer

Des Chavasse

Chief Operating Officer

Des Chavasse

Desmond Chavasse is a senior operational leader with >25 years of experience in driving organisational performance through operational excellence, performance monitoring and reporting, knowledge management, talent management and effective leadership.

Des has spent the majority of his career with Population Services International (PSI), a Washington DC based social marketing organisation delivering health solutions in 55 counties. As Senior VP and Chief Evidence Officer Des supported the organisation’s global strategy development and execution; led performance metrics and knowledge management, supported talent management and delivered  some of the largest health programs in the world focused on malaria control, and scaling up interventions to improve child health.

Des has a PhD in Medical Entomology and spent his formative career as a Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Des is married with three kids. He is happiest surrounded by untouched nature and has lived in Africa for over 25 years. He splits his time between Kenya and Ardmore, Co. Waterford.

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