Graham Eele is a professional statistician with more than 40 years experience working in development and developing countries. He has a degree in statistics from the University of London and has worked as an agricultural statistician, a statistical trainer, a policy adviser on poverty and rural development and an adviser on the development of statistical services. From 1983 to 2000, he worked was a staff member of Oxford Policy Management and its predecessor, the Food Studies Group. He worked on more than 40 assignments in more than 20 countries, including managing a large scale, three-year project on food security training for the Southern African Development Community, based in Zimbabwe.
From 2000 to 2009 Graham worked with the World Bank, initially on secondment and later as a senior statistician supporting the development of national statistical systems. At the World Bank he managed projects supporting statistical capacity building in Southern and Eastern Africa, Bangladesh and India. Since retiring from the Bank in 2009, Graham has been working as a free-lance consultant for the World Bank, FAO and many other agencies. He is a chartered statistician and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.