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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Sitting alongside Graduate Programmes and Digital Learning, the Executive Education team develop and deliver programmes for senior leaders working to influence transformational business change and drive value for shareholders, stakeholders and ultimately long term wellbeing for people and planet. The team has significant ongoing projects within the finance, manufacturing, luxury goods and retail sectors, in addition to programmes designed specifically for board members and multi-generational leaders.

Alice is the global lead for CISL’s flagship seminar – HRH Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme – delivered for a diverse range of executives annually in Cambridge, Melbourne, Singapore and virtually, and she is Chair of the programme’s Global Steering Committee.



Prior to joining CISL, Alice worked for several years in Australia and New Zealand in Corporate, Not-for-Profit and Government roles, engaging with national and corporate strategies and social and environmental impact projects. These included updating land and water legislation in South Canterbury, New Zealand; working across several large (150,000-400,000 hectare) cattle stations in the Northern Territory, Australia with R.M.Williams to improve social and biodiversity outcomes in addition to carbon farming as an alternative revenue stream; and writing the Natural Resource Management Plan for catchments and islands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

Alice has an MA Hons in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside of work, Alice finds every opportunity to return to the wild; whether that’s clambering about the Scottish mountains, camping back home in the Outer Hebrides with her dog Blue or any adventure that involves being on or in the sea.

 Alice   Spencer
Director, Executive Education