Ever since visiting Nepal and India in 1981 Sir Graham Wrigley (MBA 89D) had wanted to work in international development. So, 15 years ago he quit his business career and decided to “retrain” for a new career by completing an MsC in Development Economics at SOAS. Since then, he has worked in a variety of roles with SME and microfinance organisations in sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal and the poor states of North India. He was appointed Chairman of CDC, the UK’s Development Finance institution in 2013, which commits around $2bn pa in Africa and South Asia.