Shaun is a clinically experienced physician, international development specialist and visionary leader who has worked on solving complex social challenges, through systems-thinking and technological innovations.
He has founded technology-driven ventures that have successfully scaled to become leading health service delivery, advisory services and research organisations. At an international level, Shaun has advised and worked for international institutions such as the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, UNICEF, the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development. He has designed systems innovations and technological solutions for local sustainable socio-economic development, in partnership with corporations, government agencies and civil society organisations.
In 2008, Shaun presented an idea for a decentralised data-driven mechanism to optimise capital allocation to sustainable development projects, that would give stakeholders an economic stake through a system of credits (which we now call tokens in the Web3 context). This was the genesis for what has since become the ixo Protocol. In 2017 Shaun founded the nonprofit ixo Foundation to be the custodian of this protocol and to continue proving, improving and promoting data standards and information technologies for sustainable development.