Shane Cave

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Shane Cave was born in New Zealand 1954 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Canterbury.  He has 14 years experience in the design and development of anti-corruption institutional and legislative frameworks, and in civil society anti-corruption work.  He has worked in South East Asia, the Pacific, South Asia, East Africa and the Caribbean. He has worked on projects funded by DFID, the World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, Ausaid, USAID and NZAID and was the Anti-Corruption Advisor for the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Timor Leste from 2009 to 2012.  He is a co-founder of Transparency International New Zealand, was its first Executive Director and has published work on New Zealand’s national integrity system and its democracy.  Shane has worked extensively with a wide range of senior leaders in politics, diplomacy, the bureaucracy and civil society in a wide range of countries and cultures.  Prior to his anti-corruption career he had 24 years of journalism specialising in politics economics, business and global environmental affairs, working in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and in Kenya for the United Nations Environment Programme.  Shane has lived and worked in Kenya, Timor Leste, Bhutan and Papua New Guinea where he is currently based.