Andrew Clarke


Andrew leads Keseb’s Democracy Fellowship program and portfolio. He is an experienced campaigner, funder and strategist, specializing in open and accountable government and the strategic and operational challenges faced by social purpose organizations. Previously, Andrew was the Director of Financial Transparency at Luminate, a philanthropic organization, and was responsible for a global programme that supported campaigns tackling corruption and illicit financial flows.

Prior to this, he worked at Omidyar Network, focusing on providing funding and support to groups working on open government, natural resource governance, the right to privacy, and tax justice. He also established and led Omidyar Network’s UK programme, focused on democracy, responsible technology and investigative journalism.

Andrew has supported the boards of several social impact organizations, including as a director for Open Data Manchester and a member of the advisory board of Open Contracting Partnership. He has recently joined the board of Finance Uncovered.

Before moving into philanthropy, Andrew was the advocacy manager at Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency, where he led an international team of advocates working with major aid agencies. He personally led the organization’s engagement with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, the World Bank, and several governments.

Andrew began his career in publishing, before moving into international development and policy development, working with the Overseas Development Institute and as a lobbyist for a UK parliamentary consultancy.