Julian Barr

Vice President

Julian Barr is currently a Non-Executive Director at Itad Ltd.  He has over thirty years' broad-based experience in international development. He has worked in commercial agricultural research, directly for DFID’s precursor - ODA, as an academic in a Russell Group university, and most recently as an owner-director in a UK-based consultancy specialising in results measurement in international development (Itad Ltd). Julian’s technical skills span monitoring, evaluation, research and value for money audit, across a wide range of development sectors: private sector / market-led development, agriculture and rural poverty, climate change, gender and social norms, policy uptake and governance. Julian has been closely involved with Itad’s successful response to DFID’s GEFA evaluation framework, supporting the tendering, design and quality assurance of a number of evaluations. He has been at Itad since 2002, being part of the leadership team that has grown the organisation from 15 to 65 staff. During this time, as Technical Director, he has supported a strong focus on professional development amongst staff, innovation in the organisation’s approach to evaluations, and promoted a much more active engagement with the wider evaluation profession, particularly with UKES.