Shri S.P Tucker IAS (Retd.) is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF). In his previous role as the Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, he played a pivotal role in building Vision for the state, setting up the Vision Management Unit, designing Smart Village and Smart Ward Programme and initiating measures for achieving Double Digit growth, which the state achieved 4 years in a row. As the Chief Secretary, he was also in-charge of Planning and was also Agricultural Production Commissioner where he initiated a number of development projects. 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. He is most noted for launching a massive Social Mobilization project in Andhra Pradesh under which he mobilized 6 lakh women SHG members under a project for South Asian countries as Project Co-ordinator- U.N Development Program and for leading the DFID supported AP Livelihoods Programme resulting in introducing Watershed approach to Sustainable livelihoods which was considered during modification of the National Guidelines of Watershed in India. He has also lent exceptional leadership to Andhra Pradesh Irrigation and Livelihood Improvement Project with JICA and Andhra Pradesh Irrigation and Transformation Project with World Bank. In his 35+ years of his 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.