IFC Senior Operations Officer (on secondment from ILO)
As a member of the Better Work global senior management team, Conor Boyle oversees the teams that lead new programme development, donor relations and programming and Better Work’s learning and HRD services. He is responsible for the programme’s engagement in the Americas and is the key liaison with the IFC. He has oversight of the country programmes in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. Along with Roopa, he represents Better Work in the Senior Management Team of Governance and Tripartism and the Governance, Rights, and Dialogue Cluster.
Prior to his role on the global team, Conor worked in Cambodia for the Better Factories Cambodia Programme, where he established the programme’s training and advisory services and played an active role to help develop the Better Work Global Programme. He also spent one year in Vietnam establishing Better Work Vietnam before moving to Geneva in 2009.
Conor joined the ILO after 12 years working on capacity building and leadership programs for development, private and public sector staff and organisations in Cambodia, Tibet and Canada.
His technical knowledge of working conditions in global supply chains spans a wide range of industries. While much of his experience involves work in the apparel, textiles and footwear industries, he also has practical experience in the pharmaceutical, aquaculture and electronics industries, as well as in the forestry sector.
He holds Irish and Canadian citizenship. Conor has an MBA in Educational leadership and a BA (double major) in Psychology and History.