Dr Patrick Kilby is a political scientist with the School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University. His research interests include NGOs, poverty and women’s empowerment in international development. He worked for Oxfam Australia for 20 years prior to coming to ANU and has had an association with the Australian Council for International Development since 1983. He has served on many of ACFID’s committees, and was a part of some of the events described in this book. He currently represents ANU on the ACFID Universities network.