Edward O’Keefe


+44 (0) 1865 558811

United Kingdom

Master of Arts in Rural Development (University of East Anglia)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Oxford University)

Management Acceleration Programme (Saïd Business School, Oxford University)

Ed has more than two decades of international experience focused on helping organisations understand and manage their interactions with society. 

His expertise ranges from managing the socio-economic impacts of large-scale development projects (including social impact assessments) to management systems, and building processes for effective stakeholder partnerships. Ed has done this successfully in over 30 countries, and works with organisations such as Shell, AngloGold Ashanti, IFC, Rio Tinto, EITI, the DFID, Fauna & Flora International, among others.

As a trained ISO 14001 lead auditor, he has led numerous external assessments and audits of community relations management systems. 

He currently leads Synergy’s training and capacity building work including the development and delivery of our innovative community relations practitioner courses.  

Awards, Memberships and Accreditations

ISO 14001 lead auditor

Participatory Techniques (University of Sussex)

Member of the International Association for Impact Assessment

Member of the Social Practice Forum