Tracey Gurd is the associate director of strategy for new enterprise support with the Open Society Foundations’ Strategy Unit. Her role is to assist staff who want to start up new organizations, including those who want to transform their own projects into independent NGOs.
Gurd joined the Strategy Unit after almost 10 years with the Open Society Justice Initiative, where she directed its advocacy and monitored war crimes trials. She previously worked as an international policy analyst with the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and with the Australian Embassy in Budapest, Hungary; as an academic research fellow at the Melbourne University law school, focused on comparative constitutional law; and as a journalist for a regional Australian newspaper.
Gurd holds a combined arts/law degree and a master’s in public and international law.