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Thuso’s team is highly international, speaking over 15 languages, and has extensive experience of in-country work in over 40 countries.  All are graduates of world-leading universities, and are drawn from academia, management consulting, and the military.

Selected staff profiles include:


Matthew Goldie-Scot
Managing Director

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M.Sc., Learning and Teaching, University of Oxford

M.Ed., Education, University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management, The Open University

Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development, The Open University 

P.G.C.E., University of Cambridge

B.A., University of Cambridge

Charles E. Schulze
Founding Partner

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Doctorate, Public Policy and Political Economy, University of Buckingham Vinson Centre*

M.B.A., London Business School, University of Hong Kong, and Columbia University in the City of New York

M.Ed., University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Management, Judge Business School University of Cambridge

B.A., Politics - International Relations, University of California


Matej Damborsky
Founding Partner

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M.Sc., Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford

M.Phil., Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

M.Sci., International Relations and Global Issues University of Nottingham 

International Relations, ​SciencesPo, Bordeaux

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Alexandra Tigan

Head of Operations


M.Sc., Language Education, University of Edinburgh

M.A., European Studies (Languages), University of Aberdeen

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Shawn Desker

General Counsel


M.Sc., Finance, IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School

BVC, College of Law

LL.B, University of London 

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Samantha Greiff



M.P.A., Harvard Kennedy School

B.A., Individualized Studies, New York University

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Andrew Bauer


M.Phil., Development Studies, University of Oxford

B.A., Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Officer Commission (Lieutenant), Infanterie Offiziersschule 10, Swiss Armed Forces

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Nina Schoonman



M.Sc., International Development, University of Bristol

B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Oxford

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Leticia Salmon

Project Consultant


B.A., Education Tripos, History Tripos, University of Cambridge

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Alexandra Strnad
Curriculum Specialist

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M.St., Creative Writing, University of Oxford

M.A., University of Cambridge

B.A., English Tripos, University of Cambridge

C.E.L.T.A., English as a Second Language, University of Cambridge

Daniel O'Brien

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M.A., UCL Institute of Education

P.G.C.E., Mathematics, University of London

B.A., Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

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Adham Mohsin Sedeeq

National Consultant & Regional Expert

B.A., Computer Engineering, University of Kurdistan

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James Maskill
Project Consultant

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B.A., University of Cambridge

Daniel Cronin
Project Consultant

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M.Sc., International Development, University of Edinburgh 

B.A., Geography, University of Cambridge

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