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Senior Associates

Our Senior Associates bring a wealth of practical insight to CISL from their own experience in business, government and civil society. We invite these senior practitioners to advise on our strategic direction and to contribute to the delivery of our executive programmes and leadership groups.

 

Ian Ellison, Senior Associate

Ian Ellison, Senior Associate

  • Ian is Sustainability Manager with Jaguar Land Rover, Vehicle Engineering. This role includes managing key vehicle sustainability attributes such as energy management, light-weighting and environmental lifecycle impacts (including: supply chain, closed-loop materials management, lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and end of life) throughout the product development process.

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Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

  • Professor Mark Esposito has been teaching at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education since 2011 and he is also affiliated faculty of the microeconomics of competitiveness (MoC) network at Harvard Business School's (HBS) Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and is currently co-leader of the network's Institutes Council.

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David Farrell, Senior Associate

David Farrell, Senior Associate

  • David Farrell is a founding partner of Blue North Sustainability (Pty) Ltd, a Stellenbosch-based consulting practice specialising in supporting agricultural supply chains, from farmer to retailer, in the integration of sustainability programmes and practices into their business strategies and operations.

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Sue  Garrard, Senior Associate

Sue Garrard, Senior Associate

  • Sue was, until September 2018, the EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. In this role she was responsible for leading and embedding the company’s ambitious USLP (the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan) into the business and ensuring progress against its 70-plus time bound targets.

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Malcolm  Gray, Senior Associate

Malcolm Gray, Senior Associate

  • Malcolm is a passionate sustainability professional with a particular focus on investment, impact and sustainability. In September 2015, he stepped away from full-time corporate life, having spent the past 16 years working for Investec Asset Management in a number of senior roles, most recently as Global Head of ESG and Portfolio Manager of a number of South African and African Funds.

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Steven  Gray, Senior Associate

Steven Gray, Senior Associate

  • Steven Gray is a public international lawyer with 15 years of experience climate change law. He is currently collaborating with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he leads their work with the Pacific Alliance Green Growth Group.

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Bruce  Haase, Senior Associate

Bruce Haase, Senior Associate

  • Bruce is now a valued online practitioner and a key member of the CISL team delivering four end-to-end presentations of our popular eight-week online course to hundreds of business professionals each year. As Head Tutor, he manages a team of our experienced tutors and assessors based around the world and leads the course’s annual review. His review work incorporates feedback and updates content to ensure that this commercially successful course remains exciting and engaging for users and stays at the cutting edge of sustainability practice for business. Online education is an growing work stream for CISL with considerable potential and with a shortage of experienced online professionals we will draw on Bruce’s expertise to help grow this portfolio.

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Michael  Hoevel, Senior Associate

Michael Hoevel, Senior Associate

  • Michael Hoevel is a communications and media expert based in London, UK. He has worked with the private sector, various United Nations agencies, national governments, research institutes, think tanks and non-governmental organisations all over the world – on a range of diverse issues from sustainable agriculture and climate change to global health, biotechnology and legal reform.

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Dr Victoria  Hurth, Senior Associate

Dr Victoria Hurth, Senior Associate

  • Victoria is a Senior Associate of CISL and works at the intersect of academia and day-today business. She has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, management and sustainability, having previously worked for 3M and Accenture with companies including Marks and Spencer, Cancer Research, J Sainsbury.

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Professor Deanna   Kemp, Senior Associate

Professor Deanna Kemp, Senior Associate

  • Deanna is Professor and Director, CSRM and MISHC, People Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. She is a leading international expert focused on the social and political challenges of the global mining industry.

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Dr Alan Knight, OBE, Senior Associate

Dr Alan Knight, OBE, Senior Associate

  • Alan has over 25 years’ experience of working with global and national companies and governments on sustainability. He joined the world’s largest Steel company ArcelorMittal in April 2014 as their General Manager for Corporate Responsibility. Previous to that he was Sustainability Director for Business and the Community (BITC) where he oversaw all their Corporate Sustainability programmes.

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Spyros  Kouvelis, Senior Associate

Spyros Kouvelis, Senior Associate

  • Born in Athens, Greece. Spyros Kouvelis studied Economics at the University of Athens (BSc) and Agricultural/Environmental Economics at the University of Reading (MSc).

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David  Lawrence, Senior Associate

David Lawrence, Senior Associate

  • David is an expert in enabling organisations to be more effective in their sustainability ambitions through collaborating with others. He is currently Executive Director and acting Chairman of AIM-Progress, the 44-company FMCG sector taskforce working collaboratively to improve responsible sourcing practices in their common supply chains.

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Marc  le Menestrel, Senior Associate

Marc le Menestrel, Senior Associate

  • Marc is Associate Professor of the University of Pompeu Fabra Barcelona. A former professional athlete and executive in an oil company, Marc is a decision scientist who works on rational behaviour, the foundations of measurement and ethical business.

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Ylva Lindberg, Senior Associate

Ylva Lindberg, Senior Associate

  • Ylva is the founder and managing director of SIGLA, a boutique consultancy on the role of business in society. She works with listed and state owned companies in identifying risks and opportunities arising from social and environmental challenges, including on leadership programmes, strategy and innovation.

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Dr Sebastian Macmillan, PhD RIBA, Senior Associate

Dr Sebastian Macmillan, PhD RIBA, Senior Associate

  • Dr Sebastian Macmillan trained and practised as an architect, and went on to found an independent Cambridge-based research consultancy undertaking commissions for a variety of public sector organisations. Joining the University of Cambridge in 1996, he won research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and went on manage their construction research portfolio. Later he was appointed as Consortium Manager for the EPSRC-funded £3m 4-year project Carbon Reduction in Buildings.

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Sarah Millar, Senior Associate

Sarah Millar, Senior Associate

  • Sarah Millar is an adviser on UK, EU and international environmental, climate and energy policy with over 15 years experience.

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Mary-Jane  Morifi, Senior Associate

Mary-Jane Morifi, Senior Associate

  • Mary-Jane Morifi is currently the Global Capital Campaign Lead for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust which is building a specialist referral children’s hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Sam  Mostyn

Sam Mostyn

  • Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser. Her current board roles include Mirvac, Citibank, CoverMore, Transurban and Virgin Australia

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Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Senior Associate

Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Senior Associate

  • I focus on strategising and organisational sustainability as a change practitioner, researcher, lecturer and coach.

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