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Lucy Hobgood-Brown, founder and principal of Clay International Partners (, has a Masters degrees in International Communication and International Social Development, and more than 30 years’ experience living and working in nine countries. She established Clay International Partners in 2007. She has expertise in helping companies design and set up social development programs, developing strategic policies and plans, and in training and mentoring staff.

Lucy reactivated the Sydney Development Circle in 2007, a collaborative network with over 600+ members representing NGO’s, government agencies, consultants and students interested in community development and international humanitarian aid. Today the network has affiliates throughout Australia, under The Development Circle flag.

She is also co-founder and co-director of HandUp Congo, a non-profit organization that facilitates sustainable community-driven business, education, social and health initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Lucy grew up. She is an active Rotarian, and was named a Global Woman of Action by Rotary International at the UN in 2015. She serves on the board of Ausenco’s Foundation.

Rotary International awarded Lucy Hobgood-Brown (2nd from left) one of six Global Woman of Action awards on November 7 2015 at the United Nations. The only Australian to receive the award.

School assessment in China

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