Nick Thompson

African Governance Initiative

Nick Thompson leads the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). He works to make the case for the importance of effective government to African development

AGI promotes responsible governance in African countries so that the needs of its citizens can be met. AGI is currently working in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Ethiopia. To achieve this vision, AGI provides practical advice and support to help African leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and the capacity of their governments to achieve it.

Before becoming CEO, Thompson set up AGI’s program in Sierra Leone in 2008 and their Liberia program in 2009. He was AGI’s chief operating officer from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining AGI, Thompson worked for the UK Government advising Ministers on a range of policy areas including trade, energy and the environment.

Thompson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham.