Dutson brings three decades of finance, business, and operations experience in both the private and public sectors to the Population Council. He has a strong track record of leading effective operational strategy and optimizing business processes. For nearly 12 years, Dutson oversaw the finance, accounting, and treasury functions at Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance (the multi-billion-dollar public/private global health partnership) serving as its Senior Director, Finance; Chief Accounting Officer; and in other capacities. He has deep expertise providing financial and administrative management for non- and for-profit organizations funded by clients including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dutson holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Studies from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. He is a qualified accountant, certified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).