Kirsten Thompson

Business Development and Partnerships Manager, CFSCentre for Finance and Security


Kirsten joined CFS in March 2024 as the Business Development and Partnerships Manager. Her background is in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the Russian Federation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Earlier in her career, Kirsten worked as both Executive Director and Regional Director at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Secretariat, Executive Director at the European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS), and as a consultant to the Pears Foundation.

She holds a DEUG in Foreign Literatures and Civilisations from La Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, a BA Hons in English and French from Royal Holloway University of London, and an MPhil in European Literature from the University of Oxford (MPhil).


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