Gail joined Finance Earth in 2022.
Gail Hurley has a particular focus on marine ecosystems. She is a specialist in innovative financing models for the blue economy, and has worked to assess feasibility, design and implement a range of financing structures across diverse social and environmental issues, including incubation funds, blended finance funds, impact bonds and debt-for-development swaps. Her work has focused extensively on developing financing solutions for the Global South, and she has worked across several jurisdictions, including Africa and the Caribbean.
Gail has worked in sustainable finance and international development since 2004, and has held senior advisory roles in the UN (UNDP and the World Food Programme), and has also provided independent advisory services to philanthropic foundations and the non-profit sector. Gail has also worked as a researcher on development finance, and served as a Fellow with Development Initiatives between 2019 and 2021, a leading development organisation in the UK. She is an author and contributor to multiple research papers on development finance.
Gail holds an MSc in Development Studies from the University of London (SOAS) and studied Economics, French and Spanish at undergraduate level. She serves on the Global Steering Group of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), a non-profit organisation based in Scotland.