Iain Simpson

Director, Marketing & Communications

Iain leads global marketing and communications for Omidyar Network’s Property Rights initiative.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Iain worked as a strategic communications and branding consultant to global clients, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, several public-private global health partnerships, and other multilateral and private sector agencies.

Iain previously worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was deputy director and senior adviser for Global Health Communications and for the World Health Organization as the media and communications adviser to the Director-General. He began his career as a journalist, working as an editor, correspondent, and presenter for the BBC, and as a correspondent for the Financial Times.  Iain’s reporting took him across Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Iain received an M.A. in comparative Asian studies from the University of Hong Kong and a B.A. in English from Oxford University.

Property Rights