Dr Eng Netra has a long and distinguished career in development policy research specialising in governance and inclusive society, along with research management and policy influencing. Her appointment as Executive Director of CDRI caps a history of managerial and leadership positions over a 15-year research career at CDRI. She began her committed journey with the Institute in 2003 as a research associate in the Policy Oriented Decentralisation Research Program. From 2006-2010 and from 2015-18, Netra was research fellow and the head of the governance unit (now the Center for Governance and Inclusive Society). She oversaw many research studies that have produced original, high quality and locally owned research on Cambodia’s political and institutional transformation over the past twenty years, particularly on the critical sub-national governance reforms. Dr Eng is also active in a range of international and regional networks of governance and development scholars, and has published in international peer-reviewed journals and books. Prior to her appointment as the Executive Director, she served as Director of Research. Dr Eng has a PhD in political science from Monash University.