Hillary Rono

Senior finance business partner, Finance

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Swahili, German (basic)

Qualified accountant with experience in international development, audit, assurance, project management, and law. Hillary has worked in global headquarters, regional and field offices of large international organisations and he's experienced in supporting organisational strategy, finance management of large projects and complex consortiums, and expertise in the entire project life cycle.


Finance; accounting; project management; financial analysis; audit and assurance; problem-solving; value for money assessments; funding reviews; staff training; business process improvements; bureaucracy bursting; conflict resolutions.

Before IIED

  • Finance manager (ODA), global health, LGC Group/CCF NIHR Coordinating Centre
  • Programme finance officer, World Vision UK 
  • Finance, admin and human resources coordinator, Terre des hommes (Juba, South Sudan)
  • Country finance officer, INTERSOS (Juba, South Sudan) 
  • Programme finance adviser, War Child International (UK)
  • Field operative, Moocroft Group Plc
  • DFID project accountant, Marie Stopes International (UK)
  • Programme finance officer, Care International UK (UK)
  • Senior accountant/head of finance, RA International FZCO (Kabul, Afghanistan)


  • Graduate diploma in law (GDL), University of Law, UK
  • Award in education and training (Level 3), The City & Guilds London Institute
  • Qualified chartered accountant (FCCA, ACCA)
  • MBA in finance, Oklahoma City University, US
  • Certified public accountant
  • Certified public secretary 
  • B.Sc. maths and geography, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Certified public accountant (CPA), Strathmore College of Accountancy