Mr. Bernard Woods is the Head of ADB’s Results Management Unit (SPRU), responsible for corporate results management. From June 2015 to September 2016 he was a Principal Urban Development Specialist in the Urban and Social Sectors Division (EASS) of ADB's East Asia Department. He was also the Head of the EASS Program Administration Unit (PAU) overseeing the ongoing implementation of EASS projects, the Head of the EASS Quality Assurance Unit, and was involved in processing urban development projects in China and Mongolia.
Mr. Woods joined ADB in 2012 as a Principal Results Management Specialist in SPRU. His responsibilities included updating the guidelines for design and monitoring frameworks, providing training and technical assistance on results frameworks, and working on corporate results initiatives such as the ADB corporate results framework and annual Development Effectiveness Review report.
As a manager and team leader Mr. Woods has led large, multidisciplinary, multicultural teams to successfully deliver results in complex operating environments. He has experience in the many facets of managing and running organizations. Before joining ADB, Mr. Woods was a Partner and co-owner of Goss Gilroy Inc., a mid-sized management consulting firm based in Canada, where he coordinated the international practice area, business development, and innovation. He has also coordinated one of the Aga Khan Foundation’s largest programs and managed the office of Cowater International in Pakistan from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Woods has worked in in over 30 countries since 1993. He is a master trainer in results-based management (RBM) and has conducted RBM training sessions for over 2,000 people in over 20 countries.
Mr. Woods holds a Masters in Public Administration (Development) from Carleton University in Canada and Bachelor degrees in Political Science (International Relations) and Social and Economic Development Studies.