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Fellows

Our Fellows bring a wealth of experience from their work with business leaders and policymakers. They engage in Cambridge research projects that bring insight to our business action, and make expert contributions to the design and delivery of our new executive education programmes.

 

Professor Kern Alexander, Fellow
  • Professor Kern Alexander was appointed to the Chair for Law and Finance at the University of Zurich in 2010. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in Banking and Financial Regulation at the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and is Academic Programme Director for the Cambridge Judge Business School's Executive Education Programme 'Understanding the Regulatory Environment'.
Zoë Arden, Fellow
  • Zoë is an independent leadership communications specialist. She is passionate about equipping individuals with the skills and sensibility to lead courageously. She helps leaders maximise their positive influence and impact and create stories that drive change. She crafts compelling purpose-centred learning programmes for business.
Dr Nancy Bocken, Fellow
  • Nancy is Professor in Sustainable Business Management and Practice at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. She is also Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology where she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship (2015). Her research focuses on sustainable business models, and design and innovation for a circular economy.
Richard Burrett, Fellow
  • Richard Burrett is Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital, a sustainability focused investment group. He is an independent non-exec director of Triodos Bank UK (a leader in sustainable banking), a FMO (Dutch Development Bank) nominated non-exec Director of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC and a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security group.
Professor Richard Calland, Fellow
  • Richard Calland has thirty years of experience in law, politics and sustainability. As a member of the London Bar he practiced law for seven years before coming to South Africa in 1994, where he is now based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as an Associate Professor in Public Law.
Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Emeritus Director and Senior Ambassador, CISL
  • Polly was Founder Director of the University of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (1989–2021). She was the Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme, and served as Academic Director of the University’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. She is a Fellow of Churchill College and an Honorary Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
Munish Datta, Fellow
  • Munish Datta is passionate about the crucial role every sector of society - government, business, civic, each individual - must play to create a truly sustainable world. As director at UK Green Building Council, he is responsible for leading the organisations membership strategy and enabling the delivery of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. As a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he empowers senior business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges.
Will Day, Fellow
  • For the last 10 years, Will has been Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK. In this role He works regularly with senior staff at Board and Executive team level of global and large national companies, and governments around the world to help them better understand and identify the strategic risks and opportunities that accompany the rapidly evolving global context.
Dr Nicola J Dee, Fellow
  • Dr Nicky Dee is a Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.
Dr Louise Drake, Fellow
  • Louise Drake has a passion for supporting current and future business leaders to respond to some of the most pressing global leadership challenges and opportunities. She is currently one of the course directors and an academic tutor for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. She lectures and supervises on a range of topics relating to sustainability and leadership (including leadership theory, the history of sustainability, large scale behaviour change, social entrepreneurship, food systems, waste planning and management), and supports the Cambridge High Impact Leadership Online Programme, all with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Oliver Dudok van Heel, Fellow
  • Oliver Dudok van Heel is a CISL Fellow and the Head of Client Sustainability and Environment with law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he leads the development and implementation of the firm's approach to sustainability. He led the New York Circular City Initiative, convened by Freshfields, a collaboration of leaders from the city, its businesses and key thought leaders to help New York make the transition to the circular economy.
Dr Bernhard Dusch, Fellow
  • Bernhard is Professor for Design at Stuttgart Media University for Applied Sciences, Germany.
Professor Steve Evans, Fellow
  • Steve is Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing at The University of Cambridge and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.
Dr Paul Fisher, Fellow
  • After an initial career in academic research, Paul worked at the Bank of England for 26 years as an economist, including serving as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the interim Financial Policy Committee and the PRA Board. From 2009-2014 he was Executive Director responsible for the Bank's programme of asset purchases for quantitative easing, and introducing the Funding for Lending Scheme – as well as routine management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves and the Bank of England’s balance sheet more broadly.
Sue Garrard, Fellow
  • Sue was, until Autumn 2018, EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. She now runs her own business, as an advisor on sustainability strategy for companies wishing to step change their strategy and commitment to sustainability. Current and recent clients include Mars; ABF/Primark; Lloyds Bank; Nat West Banking Group; Natura; Danone; and O2. She complements her client work by advising a range of sustainability focussed organisations on a pro-bono basis. Most recently, she sat as part of an expert panel advising the Ministry of Defence on the development of a Net Zero Carbon strategy.
Paul Gilding, Fellow
  • Paul is an independent writer, corporate strategy adviser and advocate for a sustainable economy. He has been on the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Core Faculty since 2002.
Dr Ana Gonzalez Pelaez, Fellow
  • Ana’s work focuses on the role of financial regulation and inclusive insurance in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2017-2019 she led a pioneering CISL study of households impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to assess the role of mutual microinsurance and its regulation in supporting social and economic recovery (CISL, 2019).
Dr Victoria Hurth, Fellow
  • Victoria is a Fellow of University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Visiting Fellow of The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.
Carlos Joly, Fellow
  • As a CISL Fellow, Carlos explores in theory and practice what it means to engage in responsible investment. He is the architect and prime mover of the Investment Leaders Group, established with the vision and support of Natixis Asset Management and CISL in association with 11 other major institutional asset owners and managers.
Philippe Joubert, Fellow
  • Philippe Joubert is Founder and CEO of Earth on Board, an ecosystem of sustainability actors dedicated to informing and helping Boards to put sustainability at the centre of the company’s strategy, achieving an Earth Competent Board.
Tony Juniper, Fellow
  • Tony Juniper CBE is Chair of the official nature conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Before Joining Natural England he was the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK and President of the Wildlife Trusts.
Dr Benn Lawson, Fellow
  • Dr Benn Lawson is University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, Director of the Management Studies Tripos (MST), and Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Benn is also Director of Studies in Management at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.
Gareth Llewellyn, Fellow
  • Gareth Llewellyn is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Chief Executive. Gareth joined DVSA in March 2016 having spent most of his career in the private sector.
Professor Angus Morrison-Saunders, Fellow
  • Angus Morrison-Saunders is Professor in Environmental Management within the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia and Extraordinary Professor in Environmental Sciences and Management at North West University, South Africa. He also currently Adjunct Professor, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
David Pitchforth, Fellow
  • David Pitchforth is the Ex-president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and managing director and chairman of Jaguar Racing Formula-1 team. He retired in March-2019 after a long career of full-time employment spanning 37 years and culminating with over a decade at Boeing. As president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) Global Operations, responsible for Boeing’s global subsidiaries, Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, Boeing Defense India and Boeing Defence United Kingdom.
Dr Jenny Pope, Fellow
  • Dr Jenny Pope is a member of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia and Director of the Western Australian consultancy firm Integral Sustainability, which provides consultancy services to Government and industry on the integration of sustainability concepts into decision-making processes, with a focus on delivering positive sustainability outcomes from major projects. She is also Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at Edith Cowan University in Australia, and Associate Professor in Environmental Management at North-West University in South Africa.
Professor Juliane Reinecke, Fellow
  • Juliane Reinecke joined King’s Business School in 2017 as Professor of International Management & Sustainability. Previously, she was Professor at Warwick Business School.
Dr Farzad Saidi, Fellow
  • Farzad is an Assistant Professor and Dean's Research Scholar at Boston University, a Research Fellow at the Swedish House of Finance, as well as a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Professor Bob Scholes, Fellow
  • Bob was a Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a systems ecologist with a particular interest in the savannas of Africa. He trained under Prof Brian Walker at the University of the Witwatersrand and Prof Pedro Sanchez at North Carolina State University and had over three decades of field experience in many parts of Africa and the world. He was among the top 1 per cent of environmental scientists worldwide based on citation frequency, publishing widely in the fields of savanna ecology, global change, and earth observation.
Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Fellow
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.
James Stacey, Fellow
  • James is an environment and sustainability professional with 23 years’ experience in commercially focused roles in private equity, banking and consulting. His experience covers a breadth of sectors and geographies.
Dr Wayne Visser, Fellow
  • Prof. Dr Wayne Visser holds the Chair in Sustainable Transformation and is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School. He is also Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. His work as a strategy analyst, sustainability advisor, CSR expert, futurist and professional speaker has taken him to 74 countries in the past 30 years to work with over 150 clients.
Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, Fellow
  • Dr Doroteya Vladimirova is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge where she leads research on value innovation and new business models for a sustainable future.
Professor Simon Weeks, Fellow
  • Simon was appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2014, assuming responsibility for the ATI’s technology direction. Simon leads the definition of the UK’s national aerospace technology strategy and provides thought leadership for the ATI’s technical output.
Jeremy Wilson, Fellow
  • Jeremy Wilson holds non-executive Chair, Advisor and consultant roles for enterprises in the financial services, technology and environmental sustainability sectors. They include Chair of the Whitechapel Think Tank, a public / private sector of government, regulators, incumbents and new players on distributed ledger technologies; Advisor to Form3 a UK transaction banking business; and the Independent Member of the Board overseeing the application of BCR funds to a joint venture of Form3 and Ebury, a subsidiary of Santander.
Professor Yu Xiong, Fellow
  • Prof. Yu Xiong is a Fellow of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he is also a Chair Professor of Business Analytics at Surrey Business School, and Associate Dean International for Surrey University.
Dr Srinivas Yanamandra, Visiting Fellow
  • Dr Srinivas Yanamandra is Chief, Compliance at the New Development Bank (NDB) Headquartered in Shanghai. NDB is established by BRICS member countries to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries.