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Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate
  • Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi is an active researcher in the area of climate change economics and a lead of a newly established research group at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Director of Studies in Economics at Downing College, Cambridge.
Dr Elia Apostolopoulou, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Elia Apostolopoulou conducts research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. She has a PhD in political ecology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has held post-doctoral and lectureship positions in the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and she has been an academic visitor in the Finnish Environment Institute, and the Center for Place, Culture and Politics in City University of New York. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in high quality journals and her work is widely read within and beyond the academia and has informed national and local policy.
Rachel Austin, Project Manager
  • Rachel joined CISL’s Sustainable Finance Team in October 2017 primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.
Mariam Bajulaiye, Programme Manager
  • Mariam joined CISL in 2019 as a Programme Manager in the Accelerator and Sustainability Hub team, providing customised business support to small businesses and entrepreneurs to unleash innovation, and maximise sustainable impact.
Dr Anna Barford, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Dr Anna Barford is the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow in Pathways to a Circular Economy, supported by Unilever. She is interested in how we can effectively redesign our models of production and consumption so that value is cycled, whilst ensuring a socially and economically just transition. Anna’s research offers a systematic review and theorisation of the social in the circular economy, and a detailed case study of circularity within the Indonesian consumer goods industry.
Jane Batten, Business Operations Manager
  • Jane is responsible for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s finance, IT and reception teams, overall financial management and legal issues including contract management.
Paul Begley, Director, Customised Programmes
  • Paul is the Director of Customised Programmes. Over the past eight years, he has designed courses to help organisations anticipate and respond to the changing context in ways which support resilience, innovation and productivity.
Alexandra Brunner, Senior Project Manager
  • Alex has a cross cutting role in the Graduate Programmes Team which includes marketing, GDPR compliance and working with the University to oversee the approval of new graduate programmes.
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 Bronwyn Claire, Senior Programme Manager
  • Dr Bronwyn Claire is Senior Programme Manager for ClimateWise at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She joins CISL from KPMG, where she spent 7 years working with insurance companies and banks in Australia and Hong Kong to improve risk management and internal controls.
Jemma Cobbold, Learning Design Manager
  • Jemma Cobbold joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2000 having worked previously in the retail and software industries.
James Cole, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications
  • James leads the corporate relations, communications and marketing functions at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Eloise Connolly, Project Co-ordinator
  • Eloise Connolly joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Project Co-ordinator.
Beverley Cornaby, Programme Manager
  • Beverley manages The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in the UK and leads a programme of work looking at the issues of packaging sustainability, resource efficiency and industrial transformation. She recently led a collaborative initiative that resulted in a roadmap and vision towards eliminating plastic packaging waste from the soft drinks supply chain and has published a case study of the approach Sky took to eliminating single-use plastic from their business.
Dr Leila Coupe, Senior Project Manager
  • Leila manages a wide portfolio of events and projects for the Executive Programmes team, specifically now working on customised programmes with clients from across the globe, including many of the FTSE 100 companies, and for organisations such as the World Bank.
Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, CISL
  • Polly is Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is also Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme, and Academic Director of the University’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. She is a Director of Judge Business School Executive Education Limited, and a member of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee and the Board of Executive and Professional Education.
Dr Gemma Cranston, Director, Natural Capital
  • Gemma works within the Natural Capital Impact Group, bringing together influential companies with a global reach to address their dependencies and impacts on natural capital and enable companies to translate this into a tangible business context.
Alice Cropper, Business Relationship Manager
  • Alice is Business Relationship Manager for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in South Africa. Prior to joining CISL, she worked as business development and account management for an offshore wealth company.
Katie Cross, Project Co-ordinator
  • Katie is a Project Co-ordinator in the Graduate Programmes team assisting in delivering the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s accredited programmes.
Aurore Cupers, Project Co-ordinator
  • Aurore joined CISL in May 2017 and is based in Brussels. As project-coordinator, she supports the Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation, providing coordination and project management for the CLG Europe secretariat. Her main focus is event support and Brussels engagement.
Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance
  • Kajetan Czyz has a background in financial risk modelling, index design, corporate and policy engagement and has expertise in the energy sector transition. Most recently, he headed the Climate Aggregation Platform (a project with UNDP), green bond market development in India and the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition at the Climate Bonds Initiative.
Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager
  • Louise is the course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and the deputy course director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business. She also manages the Sustainability Leadership Laboratories.
Elspeth Donovan, Deputy Director, South Africa Office
  • Elspeth is the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, South Africa Office. Elspeth’s interest in Sustainability, Well Being & Human Development comes from her science background when she studied Zoology, Biochemistry and Dietetics and much later on in life an MBA.
Elisa Dunbar, Project Co-ordinator
  • Elisa recently joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) as a Project Co-ordinator in the Executive Education team.
Caroline Elvidge, Executive Assistant to Professor John French
  • Caroline joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Personal Assistant to the Policy Director.
Jasminka Enderle, Project Manager
  • Jasminka Enderle is Project Manager in Sustainable Finance in University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She joined CISL in January 2018. In this role she is leading the project for the new report 2018 “In search of impact – Measuring the full value of capital”. This report aims to create transparency of investments impact to enable consumer choice in financial decision making process. She is also leading the project “Bank 2030”, where banks aim to understand how to accelerate the financing of the low carbon economy.
Agata Fehrmann, Finance and Office Assistant
  • Agata joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in June 2017.
Catherine Foot, Communications and Marketing Executive
  • Before joining CISL in May 2018 Catherine worked at an independent documentary distributor, acquiring and marketing feature-length factual content. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2016 with a degree in English.
Professor John French, Executive Director – Sustainability Hub and Accelerator
  • John joined CISL in April 2018 to lead the development of the Sustainability Hub and Accelerator, a collaborative community of small businesses and entrepreneurs, pushing forward innovative solutions to address the climate crisis and sustainable development. He also leads on a number of development projects for CISL, including the low carbon retrofit of 1 Regent Street.
Dr Kayla Friedman, Senior Programme Manager
  • Kayla is Course Director for the University of Cambridge’s Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) and Senior Programme Manager at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Emma Fromberg, Programme Manager, Graduate Programmes
  • Emma is part of the Graduate Programmes team, primarily working on the Postgraduate Certificates and Diploma in Sustainable Business.
Eithne George, Programme Director
  • Eithne joined CISL in 2019, and is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the Accelerator Programme for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Lorna Golds, Contracts Advisor
  • Lorna works in supporting the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s contract management discussions in accordance with CISL and the University of Cambridge’s policies and requirements.
Dr Theo Hacking, Director of Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy
  • Dr Theo Hacking is the Director of the Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy 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.
Georgina Harding , Marketing Manager
  • Prior to joining CISL in March 2019, Georgina worked in the cybersecurity industry to deliver governance, risk and compliance solutions and value focused marketing campaigns to healthcare partners.
Katherine Hirst, Senior Project Manager
  • Katherine joined CISL in 2019 predominantly focused on delivering the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards. In addition Katherine works across the broader Advisory and Executive Education portfolios to deliver programmes to high-profile clients across a range of sectors.
Eleanor Holloway, Executive Assistant to Dame Polly Courtice
  • Eleanor joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in February 2019 as an experienced Executive Assistant, previously having worked within the publishing industry. Eleanor graduated from the University of York with a degree in English Literature with Latin.
Lindsay Hooper, Executive Director, Education
  • Lindsay leads the Institute’s Education and Advisory teams 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 advisory work 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.
  • Lindsay speaks on global trends and the commercial implications for business, the relationship between business and society, and the leadership we need for the future we want. She has authored a number of CISL reports including ‘Rewiring Leadership’ and ‘Business, Justice and the New Global Economy’. Lindsay is a member of the Institute’s Executive Board and, alongside Earth on Board, leads CISL’s work to inform and engage Board Directors.
Gianna Huhn, Research Assistant to the Director
  • Gianna Huhn joined CISL in June 2018 as Research Assistant to the Director on a part-time basis.
Ben Kellard, Director of Business Strategy
  • Ben leads CISL’s business strategy advisory work. He has a passion for shaping organisational purpose and strategies that unlock people’s desire to improve their own and others wellbeing, while sustaining the environmental systems the organisation relies upon. Doing so prepares organisations for the future.
  • He does this by helping organisations such as O2 and Unilever to develop and implement holistic leading strategies. Ben draws on over twenty years of experience as an organisational consultant, to involve a range of stakeholders to develop shared responses to complex and ambiguous sustainability challenges.
  • He also acts as a critical friend by drawing on evidence and examples of leadership to challenge companies such as the Co-Operative Group, Unilever and Ecover to develop bold ambitions. He recently convened a round table of purpose and sustainability experts to explore how the concepts can work together, resulting in a joint statement.
Bethany Knights-Prince, Project Manager
  • Bethany is the Graduate Programmes Manager for the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at CISL.
Serena Liuni, Project Manager
  • Serena project manages delivery for The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in the UK office. Prior to joining CISL, Serena gained broad international experience both in the public and private sector working as a project officer for interdisciplinary European projects within multicultural teams, focusing on the implementation of EU regional policies, Structural Funds management, institutional and capacity building, local, rural and sustainable development.
Zoë Loughlin, Marketing and Communications Project Manager
  • Zoë joined CISL in 2016 as part of the communications team, working across programme marketing, external communications, publications and Network development. She is currently leading on marketing for CISL’s Accelerator programme.
Anna Lowe, Project Co-ordinator
  • Anna joined CISL in March 2019 as a Project Co-ordinator in the Sustainable Finance team.
Dr Sanna Markkanen, Research Associate
  • Sanna Markkanen is a Research Associate in the UK office working on climate policy and financing sustainable infrastructure. Sanna co-authored a recently published paper: “Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality”.
Amelia Moulis, Programme Manager
  • In CISL’s Executive Education team, Amelia designs and delivers international sustainability education programmes for a diverse range of audiences. Recently, this has spanned from major international banks to the Chinese government, multinational consumer goods companies and private wealth offices.
Ellen Mumford, Senior Project Manager
  • Ellen has a cross cutting role in the Graduate Programmes Team which includes marketing, Network engagement and working with the University to oversee the approval of new graduate programmes.
Emily Murphy , PA to the Executive Directors
  • Emily joined CISL in September 2018 as PA to the Executive Directors.
Sarah Nolan, Project Co-ordinator
  • As Communications Project Co-ordinator Sarah supports the Corporate Relations and Communications team, ensuring the work to support the rest of the organisation runs smoothly. Sarah's role involves administrative and financial responsibilities, as well as organising events and project management related duties.
Pascale Palmer, Senior Media Advisor
  • Pascale is Senior Media Advisor supporting the work of CISL’s interdisciplinary Centres and Leadership Groups.
Gemma Palmer-Dighton, Project Manager
  • Gemma is a Project Manager at CISL working within the Executive Education team on customised and open programmes. Currently she is focused primarily on the delivery of customised programmes for a number of different companies and sectors ranging in complexity and size.
Romain Pardo, Programme Manager
  • Romain joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2018 to work as Programme Manager in the EU office. Prior to joining CISL, Romain spent most of his career working as a Policy Analyst in various Brussels based Think Tanks.
John Pharoah, Project Manager, Natural Capital
  • John works within the Natural Capital Impact Group which convenes global companies wishing to better understand and manage their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. This currently includes research on the interconnected declines in quantity and quality of soil, water and biodiversity, at the landscape level.
Grace Philip, Project Manager
  • Grace is a Project Manager in the Executive Programmes team.
Aidan Pittman, Finance Analyst
  • Aidan joined CISL in October 2018, as a Data Analyst and Administrative Assistant for the rapidly growing Accelerator Team. Following this, Aidan worked as a Finance Assistant for a few months before starting his role as a Finance Analyst in October 2019.
Dr Judith Plummer Braeckman, Senior Research Associate
  • For the majority of her career, Judith has worked on large infrastructure and engineering projects in developing countries with the aim of bringing sustainable improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty. Judith's principal area of expertise is in the structuring, financing and economic development of infrastructure utilities and projects. She was jointly responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for re-engagement of the World Bank in the construction of large water infrastructure.
Dr Martin Porter, Executive Chair, CISL Brussels
  • Martin joined CISL from the European Climate Foundation, where he was working as Europe Group Co-ordinator. He has also led their Industry and Innovation programme and has a long track record of working on industry, environment and sustainability issues prior to taking up that role in 2015. He is also an expert advisor to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 on climate and resource issues, a representative on the Economic and Social Committee’s Commission on Industrial Change, a member of UCL’s European Institute Advisory Board and a member of the advisory board to the Sustainable Biomass Programme.
Harry Randhawa, Project Coordinator
  • Harry joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in May 2018 as an Administrative Assistant to the Directorate as part of the Executive Support Team. He provided fundamental support to the director, executives and management bodies of CISL. As of September 2019, Harry has joined the Executive Education Team as a Project Coordinator where he is now working across the executive education portfolio.
Dr Jake Reynolds, Executive Director, Sustainable Economy
  • Jake is responsible for CISL’s research, including the pioneering Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. He is also responsible for CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which develops practical thought leadership through long-running collaborations with the investment, banking and insurance industries and financial policy makers. As the architect of CISL’s Rewiring the Economy plan, his team seeks to uncover solutions to sustainability problems and put them into practice with leaders in business, government and finance.
Martin Roberts, Programme Director
  • Martin is responsible for CISL's online learning services helping companies and individuals develop the necessary skills and expertise to address sustainability challenges and identify exciting commercial opportunities by applying innovative business models of the future.
Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator
  • Annabelle joined CISL in May 2016. She provides coordination and project management for the CLG secretariat, with a focus on research and content delivery. She also supports the CLG’s participation in the We Mean Business Coalition. Annabelle is based in Cambridge.
Grant Rudgley , Project Manager, Sustainable Finance
  • Grant Rudgley joined the Sustainable Finance team in September 2018 from accountants Price Bailey, where his team provided Strategy and Corporate Finance advice to innovative SMEs that would culminate in the placement of growth capital. As Lead Analyst, he led the Research and Insight function and, separately, specialised in Global Transfer Pricing advisory.
Dr Pablo Salas, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Addressing complex global challenges requires capabilities far beyond the reach of a single field of study. It is with this motivation that Pablo became an interdisciplinary scholar. His academic background combines undergraduate studies on electrical engineering, with extensive training in physics, mathematics, computing sciences and dynamic systems and postgraduate studies in economics and land economy. Throughout his career, Pablo has applied the knowledge acquired in his formal education into innovative and impactful projects. From building robots to support education to designing and implementing the first large scale system for automatic detection of wildfires in Chile, Pablo has always embraced complex challenges and tackles them using collaborative interdisciplinary approaches. After working four years in the telecommunications industry in Chile, he decided to come back to academia, where he has been since 2009, first in Germany and now in the UK.
Dr Nina Seega
  • Dr Nina Seega is a Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is an expert in the use of risk management tools to address environmental sources of risk in the financial sector. Since 2016 she has co-led the CISL team serving as Knowledge Partner for the risk analysis track of the G20 Green Finance Study Group. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort, where she was responsible for credit risk management of traded products.
Pauline Sharp, Finance and Office Manager
  • Pauline joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in October 2006.
Alice Spencer, Programme Director
  • Alice joined CISL in 2017 and is responsible for developing and delivering customised executive education programmes for senior leaders. She is also responsible for delivering CISL’s annual series of programmes in Australia and for the Cambridge Earth on Board programme, which equips non-executive directors to engage with strategic business decisions to align sustainability and profitability.
Eleanor Standen, Project Manager
  • Eleanor is a project manager in the Graduate Programmes team, assisting in delivering the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Postgraduate Certificates in Sustainable Business.
Rebecca Stanley, Senior Project Manager
  • Becky is the Graduate Programmes Manager for both the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment master’s and for the Postgraduate Certificate.
Jack Swindlehurst, Assistant Project Co-ordinator
  • Jack joined CISL as an Assistant Project Coordinator in January 2019, having worked in the events industry for more than 6 years
Dr Cath Tayleur, Programme Manager, Natural Capital
  • Cath is a Programme Manager in the Natural Capital team, with a focus on projects related to biodiversity and pollinators.
Janaina Topley Lira, Project Manager
  • Janaina joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in January 2019 to work as Project Manager in the EU office.
Janna Tweed, International Markets Manager
  • Janna has worked at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) for over six years. She has a wealth of experience in project managing both open and customised executive leadership programmes, and developing and managing the Executive Education growing international portfolio.
Thomas Vergunst, Programme Manager
  • 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.
Nick Villiers , Director of Sustainable Finance
  • Nick leads the Centre for Sustainable Finance, which helps financial institutions play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy. Prior to joining CISL in September 2019, Nick spent 18 years in investment banking working in Debt Capital Markets, primarily advising financial institutions on balance sheet structure, capital raising and post-crisis regulations.
Bianca Voicu, Project Co-ordinator
  • Bianca Voicu joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Project Co-ordinator. Bianca works across the executive education portfolio, predominantly coordinating our customised programmes and working with directors and programme managers to tailor sustainability leadership programmes for companies and public sector organisations.
Aris Vrettos, Director, Open and International Programmes
  • Aris leads the strategy, development and delivery of executive education programmes in CISL’s international markets and oversees regional projects and partnerships, including the Middle East, China & South East Asia and Australia. He speaks on global trends and business leadership and works with companies on the opportunity of the Sustainable Development Goals and Rewiring the Economy, CISL’s 10 year plan to create the foundations for a sustainable economy.
Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy; Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Eliot leads CISL’s team that bridges between business and policy makers to bring about a more sustainable economy. He is the current Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change, and of the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.
Adele Williams, Senior Communications Manager
  • Adele has worked in PR and corporate communications for over 10 years across public and not-for-profit sectors.
Hannah Williams, Project Co-ordinator
  • Hannah is a Project Co-ordinator in the Graduate Programmes team assisting in delivering the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s accredited programmes. Prior to joining CISL, she worked in Widening Participation with the Cambridge Admissions Office and with IntoUniversity.
Andrew Williamson, Director of Operations
  • Andrew has responsibility for the Operations group across the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), working with his team to underpin the Institute’s mission to empower leaders to build a sustainable economy by 2050. A range of functions form part of the group, including HR, IT, Finance, Legal, Risk & Controls, Third Party Management, Business Operations, and Change Management.
Ursula Woodburn, Senior Programme Manager
  • Ursula Woodburn is a Senior Programme Manager and manages the Brussels office. Through her role she drives further corporate engagement on the long-term climate strategy and building a sustainable European economy. She manages the Corporate Leaders Group Europe, the We Mean Business EU Policy Group and the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.
Candice Worsteling, Project Co-ordinator, Natural Capital
  • Candice joined CISL as a Project Co-ordinator within the Natural Capital team in October 2018.
Dr Polina Yaseneva, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Polina joined CISL Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme in October 2019 to work on pathways of sustainable industrial transformation within pulp and paper industry. The emphasis of her work will be on life cycle assessment (LCA) and tools development bridging chemistry, environmental analysis and process design. She obtained MSc degree in ecology from Novosibirsk State University (Russia) followed by PhD in Chemistry at Cardiff University. During her post-doctoral positions at Universities of Warwick and Cambridge she was involved in European projects SYNFLOW, MONOCAT and MEASURE as an expert on sustainability assessment and metrics for evaluation of new chemical technologies. She was also involved in The Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T) in Singapore working on valorisation of bio-waste into high-value molecules.
Khatereh Zavareh, Finance and Office Co-ordinator
  • Khatereh (Kay) joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in October 2015.