Robin Brady


Through measuring and evaluating impact, designing strategy and delivering organisational change, Robin Brady guides and supports Social Impact Organisations to improve the effect they have on the social fabric of communities and the wellbeing of individuals and families.  From managing capital funding programmes for Arts Council England to running a successful Social Impact consultancy, Robin’s journey is proof positive that staying curious and passionate about making a difference can change the way the world works.  Today Robin helps organisations around the world to identify and understand the social impact of their programmes, and use that learning to create better programmes, interventions, business strategies to improve impact.


Robin works with a wide range of clients, from international development and humanitarian agencies such as Concern Worldwide, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Plan International, animal welfare agencies such as The Donkey Sanctuary and The Brooke, cybersecurity and anti-trafficking agencies such as Get Safe Online and STOP THE TRAFFIK.  Robin also works with infrastructure support organisations such as Philanthropy Impact and The Resource Alliance and other medium-sized organisations such as The Prince’s Countryside Fund, Integrity Action and Ethical Trading Initiative.  Robin has also worked with housing associations such as Clarion, and small local agencies such as Citizens Advice Wandsworth, Pan Arts, Blackfield Creatives, and Music and Theatre for All.


Robin holds a BA(Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of Social Value UK and Social Value International, the UK Evaluation Society, The Experience Network, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and listed in Who’s Who. In 2019 Robin completed a Voluntary Evaluator Peer Review through the UK Evaluation Society to confirm his competency as an evaluator according to the Framework of Evaluation Capabilities.


Robin has significant experience of delivering evaluations, M&E systems and business strategies in a multitude of settings across three continents. Robin’s work covers organisational development, capacity building and programme performance; and thematic programming covering gender, young people, disability, poverty reduction, community mobilisation, advocacy, animal welfare and livelihoods. A strong communicator and facilitator with people at all levels, Robin has a keen analytical ability.

Selected achievements

  • Delivered a Developmental Evaluation and MEL Framework for Get Safe Online’s Commonwealth project across 22 countries and 3 continents
  • Delivered a strategic review of The Donkey Sanctuary’s fifteen-year Nepal programme, which informed future work in Nepal and fed into the development of a regional South Asia strategy
  • Delivered the evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s strategic Irish Aid grant, covering 18 countries and 2 core functions, in 2015/16. Was the global evaluation lead for the follow-up evaluation in 2021, conducted remotely using a cascaded model including capacity building local or regional consultants to deliver in-country data collection
  • Working with a colleague, successfully delivered a series of Value for Money Case Studies for the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade on their strategic grants to four UN Agencies, with a specific lens on disability
  • Led a small team for Itad to evaluate the PSI Mozambique country programme. Developing a new approach to assessing core funding based on a blend of contribution analysis and process tracing, with cost benefit analysis
  • As team leader, delivered a study on how orgnaisations use monitoring and evaluation in an international context. Funded by Comic Relief, DFID (now FCDO), the Big Lottery Fund, Bond and NIDOS, the study is used by Bond as part of its effectiveness programme
  • Undertook the first ever social return on investment (SROI) evaluation of an HIV / AIDS stigma and discrimination programme in Africa.