Dr. Nicola Nixon is The Asia Foundation’s director of Governance effective October 2018. With 20 years of experience in international development and academia, Nixon leads the Foundation’s governance programs across the 18 countries and three sub-regions of Asia in which it works. Nixon brings to the Foundation a depth of expertise in governance and the governance dimensions of poverty reduction, social development, gender, countering corruption, and countering violent extremism from having worked with Australian DFAT, UNDP, and a range of INGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies in diverse environments and across multiple countries, including the UK, Australia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Indonesia.