Francis or ‘French’ Perdon joined Investing in Women in 2024 as the Philippines’ Technical and Policy Reform Lead. In this role, he leads on the delivery of policy reforms on care economy, and supports the implementation of IW activities in the Philippines. French has a decade of experience working on public, foreign and development policies across a range of professional settings, including in a regional organisation, academe, and diplomatic mission. He also had short stints working for a bilateral donor project focused on higher education reform, and a management consulting firm specialising in Australian public policy.

French received his Master of Public Policy and Management (First Class Honours) degree as part of the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Honours List from The University of Melbourne in 2023 under an Australia Awards scholarship.