Shri S.P Tucker IAS (RETD.) is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF). As the (Special) Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, he played a pivotal role in building vision for the newly formed state, setting up the Vision Management Unit, designing Smart Village and Smart Ward Programme and initiating measures for achieving double digit growth. In his previous role as the Executive Vice Chairman of Economic Development Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh, CEO of Strategic Institute for Transforming Andhra Pradesh. He played an instrumental role in fostering strategic networking and at the same time envisaged innovative and best practices. In his 35+ years of service, he is trusted to be one of the finest administrators and policy practitioners. He has pioneered designing and implementing projects on poverty reduction through woman self-help groups, livelihoods-based watershed programmes and participatory irrigation management. He is also known for his efforts in fostering convergence, people-centric approaches and governance reforms.