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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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Andrew Bauer

Associate Partner

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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Daniel Taub

Senior Consultant


Regular Commissioning Course, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS)

M.Sc., War Studies, King's College London, University of London 

Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 

Chinese Language Studies, Tsinghua University

B.A., East Asian Studies, Princeton University 

P.G.C.E, University of Southampton

Tom Moffat

Senior Consultant


Regular Commissioning Course, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) 

M.Sc., Education & Innovation, University of Southampton* 

B.A., History, University of Southampton

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Patricia Vlad

Senior Consultant

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M.A. (Cantab.), University of Cambridge

P.G.C.E., UCL IOE, University of London

B.A., Education Tripos, with Modern Languages and Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela

Acting, Pábulo Escuela de Teatro

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Daniel O'Brien


Adham Mohsin Sedeeq

National Consultant & Regional Expert

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Nina Schoonman


M.Sc., International Development, University of Bristol

B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Oxford

M.A., UCL Institute of Education

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

B.A., Computer Engineering, University of Kurdistan

B.A., Natural Sciences, 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

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Daniel Cronin

Project Consultant 

M.Sc., International Development, University of Edinburgh 

B.A., Geography, University of Cambridge

Michael Brown
Technical Fellow

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Ph.D., Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of The Western Cape 

B.Sc., Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of The Western Cape 

Sport Science, Stellenbosch University

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