Sian joined Forward Thinking in April 2019 as the Middle East Programme & Operations Manager.

Prior to this she worked across multiple projects at Inter Mediate, a small charity focussed on conflict mediation and advisory work. There she gained extensive knowledge in project management and monitoring and evaluation, as well gaining experience across projects in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Sian has additional experience working in the charitable and private sector, including political advocacy and fundraising roles. Sian has lived and worked in Turkey, East Africa and the Occupied Territories and holds an LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Manchester (2014) and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (2012).