Theo is the CEO of the African Women's Development Fund, an African foundation that supports women's rights work across Africa. She was previously an independent advisor and consultant, specialising in international social development. Born in Ghana, she has lived and worked in many countries in Africa, as well as the UK and USA.
She sits on the boards of a variety of non-governmental organisations and international grant-making foundations. These include the Graca Machel Trust, the UBS Optimus Foundation and the Africa Advisory committee of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.