David Anderson (1920-1989) was a political advisor influential in the establishment of post-colonial Civil Service administrations in Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya in the period immediately after independence. In the 1960s and 70s, he supported the work of the Ford Foundation and European Economic Community in Africa. In 1978, he became Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC), retiring from this post in 1983.