Michael Yard, Senior Global Election Technology and Cybersecurity Adviser
Michael Yard has a distinguished career as a leading technical expert in elections with more than 20 years of experience advising electoral management bodies on strategic planning, electoral management, voter registration, election and election results publications. In addition, he also has more than 16 years of experience overseeing, implementing, and managing large awards in countries such as Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine. Yard previously served as a senior technical adviser for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Libya and as the electoral management specialist for the $18 million “Kenya Electoral Assistance Program" funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
Yard is an acclaimed expert in election management with specific expertise in election technology and voter registration methodologies. This expertise is invaluable in managing priorities and coordinating activities of a team working with multiple beneficiaries in a highly sensitive election environment.