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Expert Contributors

Expert contributors deliver talks and lectures at the residential workshops. They are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge or experience.

A small selection of recent academic and industry contributors is profiled below.

Visiting Professor Charles Ainger, Senior Associate

Visiting Professor Charles Ainger, Senior Associate

  • Charles Ainger retired in 2008 after 40-plus years in water engineering worldwide. His part-time roles now include graduate teaching and other sustainability advisory and expert work, focusing on facilitating leadership for innovation and change, for people moving their organisations towards sustainability.

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Dr Claire  Barlow

Dr Claire Barlow

  • Claire is a Senior Lecturer, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. She specialises in materials engineering and industrial sustainability, teaching a wide range of topics to undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the University.

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Mike Barry, Senior Associate

Mike Barry, Senior Associate

  • Mike is Head of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer. He was part of the small team that developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100-point, 5-year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues.

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Neil  Carson

Neil Carson

  • Neil Carson joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 and is now the Chief Executive. He was appointed Division Director, Catalytic Systems in 1997 after having held senior management positions in the Precious Metals Division as well as Catalytic Systems in both the UK and the USA.

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Sharon  Chang

Sharon Chang

  • Sharon Chang is a media executive, brand strategist, innovation consultant, social entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropist.

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Dr Emma  Coonan

Dr Emma Coonan

  • Emma directs and teaches on Cambridge University Library’s Research Skills Programme, which supports and expands the information skills of students, researchers, and academics across the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Heather  Cruickshank

Dr Heather Cruickshank

  • Heather Cruickshank is currently a University Lecturer in the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge after joining the Department in March 2000.

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Will Day, Fellow

Will Day, Fellow

  • Will is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He is also Chairman of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a non-profit company bringing together private sector and NGO organisations to help deliver WatSan services to low income communities in the developing world. He is a member of the Council of Ambassadors of WWF (UK), a Board member of SDGLead, a Danish impact investment consultancy, Chairman of On Purpose, an NGO developing leaders for Social Enterprise, a Member of the P&G Sustainability Advisory Board, and Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK

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Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

  • Mark is a Senior Associate at CISL and a Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and Grenoble School of Management.

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Professor Steve  Evans, Fellow

Professor Steve Evans, Fellow

  • Steve is Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing at The University of Cambridge and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.

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Paul Gilding, Fellow

Paul Gilding, Fellow

  • As a CISL Fellow, Paul is exploring our capacity to transform the global economy at sufficient speed and scale to keep warming below the agreed 2 degree target.

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Dr Chris  Hope

Dr Chris Hope

  • Dr Chris Hope is Reader in Policy Modelling at the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Hugh  Hunt

Dr Hugh Hunt

  • Dr Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College.

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Gail  Klintworth

Gail Klintworth

  • Gail Klintworth is Group Customer Director and Responsible Business Lead at Old Mutual plc

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Professor  Nigel  Leader-Williams

Professor Nigel Leader-Williams

  • Nigel recently joined the Department of Geography as Director of Conservation Leadership.

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Dr Jeremy  Leggett

Dr Jeremy Leggett

  • Social entrepreneur Jeremy is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, currently the UK's fastest growing private energy company, and SolarAid, one of Africa's fastest-growing poverty-alleviation charities, set up with Solarcentury profits.

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José Lopez , Fellow

José Lopez , Fellow

  • José Lopez is former Executive Vice President of Operations, Nestlé SA. In a career spanning more than 30 years at Nestlé, José held a number of positions including Operations Director of the Oceania region and CEO of Nestlé Japan before taking up a role on Nestlé’s Executive Board in February 2007.

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Dr Catherine  MacKenzie, Senior Associate

Dr Catherine MacKenzie, Senior Associate

  • Catherine is a Bye-Fellow of Homerton College, a member of the Faculty of Law and a member of the English and Australian Bar. She has taught International Environmental Law on the LLM in Law and on MPhils in Land Economy, Engineering and Management, she publishes widely, and advises governments and corporations on international and international environmental law.

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Derry  Newman

Derry Newman

  • Derry is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Solarcentury. Solarcentury is one of the UK’s leading solar energy companies. As CEO, Derry led the expansion into new markets across Europe and led the introduction of award winning new products.

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Professor  Ken  Peattie

Professor Ken Peattie

  • Ken is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Cardiff Business School and Director of the ESRC funded BRASS Research Centre based at Cardiff, which specialises in research into business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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