Colin Buckley

Colin Buckley is responsible for British International Investment’s relations with external stakeholders and oversees our legal, compliance, business integrity and communications functions. He has previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy. He joined British International Investment in 2013.

Prior to joining British International Investment, Colin was Executive Director at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, a $4 billion private charitable foundation focussing on child health, education and nutrition, as well as climate change. In 2010, Barron’s named CIFF the fifth most effective foundation in the world.

Colin began his career in international development working for the International Finance Corporation, ultimately managing IFC’s corporate governance projects in the former Soviet Union. He then joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation as Country Director for the Republic of Georgia, overseeing the building of highways, rehabilitation of gas pipelines, and establishment of the first investment fund in Georgia. After the Russo-Georgian war of 2008, he advised the Prime Minister of Georgia on the country’s economic reconstruction.

Prior to his work in international development, Colin practiced as a US attorney and a UK solicitor in Boston and London. He advised clients on public offerings, private placements, private equity, debt, venture capital, securitization and other significant cross-border transactions. In 2000, he represented FICS, a Belgian company, in the first cross-border internet transaction over $1 billion.

Content by Colin Buckley
  • Blog post

    How DFIs can better invest in low growth countries

    Low growth countries struggle with persistent and extreme poverty and uncertainty about the ability of the private sector to grow. This makes new thinking in development finance crucial to support growth in these countries. The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum was held in Oxford 3-4 May 2022. Each year, the conference brings together senior leadership from many of the...

    14 Sep 2022 | Colin Buckley