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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.

 

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, Senior Associate

Sam Mostyn, Senior Associate

  • 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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Dr Stephen Peake, Senior Associate

Dr Stephen Peake, Senior Associate

  • Stephen is a Senior Associate at CISL and a Fellow of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

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Michael  Pelken , Senior Associate

Michael Pelken , Senior Associate

  • Michael Pelken is an experienced registered architect and innovator with a consistent 20 year track record of award winning and patented developments in design, architecture, and engineering. He has extensive experience working on projects ranging from industrial design to large scale architectural structures and has practiced in Germany, Italy, the UK, USA and China.

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Russell  Picot, Senior Associate

Russell Picot, Senior Associate

  • Russell Picot is Chair of the Trustee board of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Fund and a Director of LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust Board where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

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Professor Edgar Pieterse, Senior Associate

Professor Edgar Pieterse, Senior Associate

  • Edgar is holder of the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy, directs the African Centre for Cities and is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, all at the University of Cape Town.

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Mashudu Ramano, Senior Associate

Mashudu Ramano, Senior Associate

  • Mashudu Ramano is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Mitochondria Energy Company. Mashudu is an entrepreneur in transition to sustainable entrepreneurship, an aspirant futurist and an adherent, advocate, agent, promoter and student of sustainability, symbiotic existence and transdisciplinary studies and director of companies with extensive experience in listed and unlisted companies in South Africa.

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Kate Raworth, Senior Associate

Kate Raworth, Senior Associate

  • Kate Raworth is an economist whose research focuses on the unique social and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. She teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she is a Senior Visiting Research Associate, and she is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Mat Roberts, Senior Associate

Mat Roberts, Senior Associate

  • Mat is the CEO of the Shetland Amenity Trust, which aims to protect and enhance the natural heritage and culture of Shetland. Previously he was Interserve PLC’s Group Director of Sustainability Strategy. He leads on the development of the Interserve SustainAbilities Plan with a specific focus on the social and natural capital.

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Chris Rose, Senior Associate

Chris Rose, Senior Associate

  • Chris Rose is a Director of Campaign Strategy Ltd, a communications consultancy working for public sector, NGO and private sector clients. These have included the Home Office, Cabinet Office, DEFRA, National Trust, UNICEF, Amnesty International, RSPB, Shell, BP, Calor, Unilever, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Soil Association, Local Authorities, Imperial College, Oak Foundation, JMG Foundation, Beyond Green and Greenpeace International.

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David Sales, Senior Associate

David Sales, Senior Associate

  • David is an experienced leadership development expert, working with leaders and organisations globally. He utilises the latest brain science research to improve our understanding of leadership effectiveness. He applies a diverse suite of brain science based approaches to help leaders improve their influence and results. David is a director of First Ascent Group and Emergenetics UK. He is Head of Training at St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, which was Europe’s first innovation hub. He sits on the National Council of the Institute of Directors. He is the Lead Assessor for ILM and CMI programmes at First Ascent.

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Jon  Samuel, Senior Associate

Jon Samuel, Senior Associate

  • Jon is Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement with Anglo American. In this role he has responsibility for the development and delivery of policies, strategies, training programmes and guidance documents relating to the company’s host communities and governments.

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Khumo  Shongwe, Senior Associate

Khumo Shongwe, Senior Associate

  • Khumo has over 16 years’ experience in various senior human resources-related roles in the mining industry in South Africa. Until the end of January 2013, she was the Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Holdings, responsible for people and sustainability.

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Professor Alan  Short , Senior Associate

Professor Alan Short , Senior Associate

  • Professor Alan Short was educated at Trinity College Cambridge and at Harvard University. He has been the Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 2001. His work focuses on the design of sustainable buildings.

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Hannah Skeates, Senior Associate

Hannah Skeates, Senior Associate

  • Hannah is a Senior Director at S&P Dow Jones Indices with responsibility for the development of new indices globally in the ‘ESG’ space.

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Dr Lisa Smith, Senior Associate

Dr Lisa Smith, Senior Associate

  • Lisa is an entrepreneurial venture capitalist with a track record of building high-growth businesses. She has an operations and organisation design background including building and operating factories for Unilever in South Africa and practicing lean operations with McKinsey in North America and Europe.

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Jaap  Spier, Senior Associate

Jaap Spier, Senior Associate

  • Jaap Spier (1950) graduated from Erasmus University (Rotterdam) in 1973. He was attorney at the Rotterdam Bar until 1977, lecturer of private law, Leyden ersity (1977-1981), company lawyer Unilever NV (1982-1989) and professor of private law, Tilburg University (1989-1999; after appointment in the Supreme Court part time).

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Professor Will Steffen, Senior Associate

Professor Will Steffen, Senior Associate

  • Will Steffen is an Earth System scientist. He is a Councillor on the publicly-funded Climate Council of Australia that delivers independent expert information about climate change, an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University (ANU); Canberra, a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden; and a Fellow at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, working with the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) program, and is a member of the ACT Climate Change Council.

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Dr Rory Sullivan, Senior Associate

Dr Rory Sullivan, Senior Associate

  • Dr Rory Sullivan is the Co-Founder and Director of Chronos Sustainability, which focuses on delivering transformative, systemic change in the social and environmental performance of key industry sectors. He is also Expert Advisor to the Transition Pathway Initiative, Expert Advisor to the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, Senior Advisor to the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Project (PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation) and Strategic Advisor to Insight Investment.

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