Aaron Leonard

Board Member

Aaron is the Board treasurer and an executive committee member. He is the founder and president of Context Matters – a Netherlands based consulting firm specializing in inclusive governance, social accountability, and the strengthening of civic space. His work focuses primarily on fragile and conflict affected states and combatting the burgeoning threat of authoritarianism. Aaron designed and led some of the largest local governance and civil society programming for Pact in Myanmar from 2013-2019; he promoted South-South cooperation and competitions for development as a member of the World Bank; and he has worked as a teacher, gardener and campaigner in previous professional lives. After work, Aaron enjoys exploring mountains, lakes, and food with his family and friends. He makes his home in the Netherlands.