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Lindsay leads the Institute’s Education and Advisory teams which support major organisations and individual leaders internationally to build the capability to create the future we want, aligning commercial performance with the delivery of positive outcomes for society.

Over 15 years at the leading edge of business and sustainability, Lindsay has led significant growth and innovation in the Institute’s education and advisory services, including expansion into new international markets as well as development of new products and services to support businesses to embed sustainability across the organisation and to be effective in supporting a transition to a sustainable economy.



Paul Begley

Paul is the Director of Customised Programmes. Over the past eight years, he has designed courses to help organisations anticipate and respond to the changing context in ways which support resilience, innovation and productivity.

He has helped clients in a range of ways, enabling them to enhance their strategic thinking, inform capital investment programmes, engage customers differently, create approaches to the circular economy and breakdown silos across complex organisations. Among his achievements, Paul developed the most popular online course for a Fortune 500 business and designed an award-winning programme for future global leaders. Paul has also been a voluntary personal mentor on The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in 2017. 


Theo HackingDr Theo Hacking is the Director of the Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy at CISL. He is particularly interested in how sustainability can be incorporated into design and decision-making, including the process and tools that can be used to support this.

Theo joined CISL in February 2010 and, besides overseeing and developing the institute’s portfolio of graduate programmes, he is the Director of the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. He has also been contributing to the establishment of CISL’s Research Catalyst and the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. He is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering at Homerton College.


Lucy Bruzzone, Programme Director

Lucy Bruzzone

Lucy leads CISL’s executive education engagement with China and in particular is responsible for the delivery of key cities-focused programmes for Chinese government officials including the Beijing Municipal and Guangdong Provincial Governments. Since 2018 Lucy has been the Chair of the Business & Sustainability Programme in Chile and Australia. She also coordinates CISL’s wider engagement with cities and the built environment and delivers sustainability programmes for the real estate sector. 




Martin RobertsMartin is responsible for CISL's online learning services helping companies and individuals develop the necessary skills and expertise to address sustainability challenges and identify exciting commercial opportunities by applying innovative business models of the future.

Martin joined the Institute in 2008 and over a diverse career as a business convenor and advisor has worked with the food, agriculture, utility, tourism and extractive sectors, spending over a decade based in several African countries developing partnerships with governments and NGOs to tackle natural resource challenges. 


Alice Spencer, Programme Director

Alice SpencerAlice joined CISL in 2017 and is responsible for developing and delivering customised executive education programmes for senior leaders. She is also responsible for delivering CISL’s annual series of programmes in Australia and for the Cambridge Earth on Board programme, which equips non-executive directors to engage with strategic business decisions to align sustainability and profitability.

Prior to joining CISL, Alice worked for several years in Australia and New Zealand in Corporate, Not-for-Profit and Regional Government roles engaging with national and corporate strategies and social and environmental impact projects. These included working across several large (150,000-400,000 hectare) cattle stations in the Northern Territory, Australia with R.M.Williams and writing the Natural Resource Management Plan for catchments and islands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.


Thomas Vergunst, Programme Director

Thomas VergunstThomas joined CISL’s Executive Education team in April 2017. Over recent years his work has focused on the sustainable use of resources with a particular emphasis on the policy measures and business strategies that can be used to encourage a shift towards a more circular economy.

Since completing his MSc in Soil Science in 2006 Thomas has been involved in various aspects of the environmental sector. He has spent time working for a multinational environmental consultancy in the area of land contamination and has also worked as a researcher for the London based charity Waste Watch (now part of Keep Britain Tidy). Prior to joining CISL Thomas worked for Eunomia Research & Consulting where he focused on, among other things, UK and European waste and resource policy and promoting the sustainable use of resources within a circular economy.


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