About Me

Radical freedom on KilimanjaroMy name is Jamie Pett and I’m a geek for making change happen in complex systems.

I’m an Associate Partner at the Transformational Index (TI), helping organisations to learn how they can most effectively contribute to a better world. I also work as a consultant with the Overseas Development Institute as part of the LearnAdapt programme. I’m a trustee at RESULTS UK and on the Advisory Council for The Equity Index. And I’m founder of the London International Development Network, an online and offline platform with over 13,000 members which hosts regular meet-ups.

From 2013 to 2015, I was an ODI Fellow in the Zanzibar Planning Commission, advising the Revolutionary Government on a wide range of issues. Before that, I was an energy economist at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Vice-Chair of Development in Action.  I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA at the University of Warwick then Development Administration and Planning MSc at University College London.

I get excited about building relationships, learning by trying things out and making connections between ideas and practice. I’m an ambivert and specialise in being a generalist. According to Strengthsfinder, my strengths are: woo, communication, individualisation, ideation and input. Most times I take a Myers-Briggs test, I’m an ENFJ. I sometimes call myself a systems entrepreneur.

I live in South London with my yoga-teaching Dutch partner and our super-fluffy cat, Lewis. I’m a proud Cornishman and try to square my farm-based upbringing with my more-recent vegetarianism. I’ve played a drum solo at Truro Cathedral, played football at the home of Plymouth Argyle and run two half-marathons, including one dressed as a tiger on my birthday. I ran the London Marathon in April 2018.

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to be wrong and to change my mind. The blog reflects my opinions, not those of any employer, past, present or non-existent.

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