Andrea Cook was appointed as the first Executive Director of the UN SDG System-Wide Evaluation Office in September 2023. She brings to this position over 30 years of experience in development, humanitarian assistance, and evaluation, including roles in the United Nations and the United Kingdom Government.
Prior to taking up her position in the United Nations Secretariat, Ms. Cook served as Director of Evaluation for the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome from 2017 to 2023 and as Director, Evaluation Office at the United Nations Population Fund in New York from 2014 to 2017. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Cook worked in Cambodia, the Caribbean, India, Kenya, Malawi and the United Kingdom in a variety of roles spanning policy, programmes and evaluation. She has also served on expert advisory groups and scientific panels for evaluation and research initiatives at global level.