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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Lindsay leads the Institute’s Education team 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. This spans strategic engagements with major companies to integrate sustainability into business strategy and operations, customised education programmes to build leadership capability, international executive and practitioner seminars, and growing portfolios of graduate and online programmes to challenge, inform and support individuals to lead change.

Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Postgraduate Programmes

Dr Theo Hacking is the Director, Postgraduate Programmes 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.

Gillian Secrett, Director, Leadership Programmes

Gillian Secrett has recently joined CISL to head a new Leadership programmes portfolio which puts sustainability at its core. Her focus is on supporting major organisations to build the leadership capacity they need to respond to strategic sustainability challenges; to innovate and collaborate in creating value that meets society’s needs; and to be influential in shaping the future we want. 

Lucy Bruzzone, Programme Director

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. 

Dr Kayla Friedman, Programme Director

Kayla is the Course Director for the University of Cambridge’s Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) and a Programme Director in the postgraduate education team at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Phil Hazell, Programme Director

Phil joined CISL in 2022 as Programme Director in the Executive Education Strategy team, supporting an expanding portfolio of programmes for a diverse range of multinational clients. Previously, she worked at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, delivering bespoke B2B education products and services.


Michael Nowlis, Programme Director

Prior to joining CISL, Michael held teaching and leadership positions at international business schools in the US and Europe. For over twenty years, he directed Cornell University MBA and executive programmes In New York, Paris and at the main campus in Ithaca, NY. 

Martin Roberts, Director, Digital Learning Programmes

Martin leads CISL’s open, customised and blended digital learning programmes.  He is an expert in digital education, sustainability, and business leadership, having worked in diverse sectors around the world, including the private and public sectors in several African countries, where he built the capability of leaders to address their natural resource challenges. 

Alice Spencer, Director, Strategy Programmes

Alice is the Director of a portfolio at CISL that develops and delivers executive education programmes for senior leaders working to influence core business models and strategies, with significant ongoing projects within the finance, manufacturing, luxury goods and retail sectors, in addition to an open programme for multi-generational leaders.

Charlie Thompson, Programme Director – Digital Learning, Executive Education

Charlie is Digital Learning Programme Director at CISL, responsible for scaling the development and reach of the organisation’s digital programmes. She is also Co-Convenor of CISL’s Sustainable Marketing & Brand Management open online course.

Thomas Vergunst, Programme Director

Thomas 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.


 Emma   Fromberg
Programme Manager
 Katherine   Hirst
Head of Education Operations and Strategic Initiatives
 Jack  Swindlehurst
Project Co-ordinator
 Harry   Randhawa
Project Co-ordinator
 Katie  Cross
Project Manager
 Eloise  Connolly
Senior Project Manager
 Bianca  Voicu
Programme Manager
 Rebecca   Stanley
Senior Project Manager
 Ellen  Mumford
Senior Project Manager
 Bethany  Knights-Prince
Senior Project Manager