Senior Governance Specialist
Nicholas Menzies is a Senior Governance Specialist in the Governance Global Practice at the World Bank. He has worked at the intersections of plural legal systems as a land and natural resources lawyer for indigenous communities in Australia, on legal empowerment and access to justice issues in Cambodia and in providing policy advice to the Papua New Guinean cabinet across a range of matters, from participatory budgeting and micro-enterprise development to gender-based violence. Nicholas has also worked in progressive political advocacy, building social movements for political, cultural and environmental action. At the World Bank, Nicholas works on judicial reform, mainstreaming justice issues into development programming, extractives governance and decentralization. Nicholas is also a member of the Bank’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Task Force.