Dominic’s professional career spans over twenty-five years in the field of international development serving in leadership positions with the private and not-for-profit sectors, and the United Nations; with assignments in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia. Throughout his career, Dominic has sought to bring good development practice together with good business practice. His work in public health over the last 15 years has focused on addressing malnutrition in developing countries through global initiatives and multi-sectoral alliances that combine the strengths of government, private sector, and civil society. Dominic continues to advise governments and businesses on evidence-based policies and blended finance approaches that take innovations with social impact to scale.
Prior to joining Motherfood International, Dominic was part of the leadership team at The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) based in Geneva and Washington DC. He was Director of the organisation’s $50 million Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding programme, and later served as Senior Technical Advisor for Policy and Programs, and as the President of GAIN Canada, based in Ottawa. He also led GAIN’s global Nutritious Food Financing program, including establishing innovative finance partnerships with the Acumen Fund, International Finance Corporation, Root Capital and LGT Venture Philanthropies in the area of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition.
Prior to joining GAIN, Dominic served as Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF in New York, and as Partnership and Business Development Manager at the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, and later led these efforts at IDRC’s regional office for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg. Previously, Dominic led business partnership and social impact investment in South Africa through an initiative of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) that was recognized as a key mechanism of the Government of Canada’s Africa Trade Strategy 2000. As a management consultant at the beginning of his career, Dominic led complex projects in technology transfer and skills development, and has assisted development organizations in strategic planning, resource mobilization and strengthening private sector participation and investment in sustainable development.
With a BA in Economic Geography from McGill University and MBA from the University of Ottawa, Dominic is a Professional Affiliate in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, and has lectured about the multiple burdens of malnutrition and social impact investment in public health at Colombia University, University of California Davis, McGill University and the University of Saskatchewan. Dominic currently advises the FTSE for Good Index Policy Committee, the Access to Nutrition Index and serves on several global technical expert committees related to food security and public health. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Global Goals World CupX, a global FIFA-affiliated initiative focused on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by empowering girls and youth through sport.