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Will Day Fellow

Will Day, Fellow

Will is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He is also Chair of the Sainsbury’s Foundation Advisory Board, a member of the Council of Ambassadors of WWF (UK), a Board member of SDGLead, a Danish impact investment consultancy, Chairman of On Purpose, an NGO developing leaders for Social Enterprise, and Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK.


Previously, Will was Chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, the UK government’s independent advisory body. He was involved with the establishment and early years of Comic Relief, a major UK fundraising and grant giving organisation, and was it’s first Grants Director for Africa. Has been Chairman of the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and Special Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) between 2004 and 2009. For twelve years he was a Trustee, and latterly Chairman, of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Until recently, he Co-Chaired the Kant Nature Partnership, and until May 2018 was Chairman of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

Earlier in his career he worked for Save the Children Fund and Oxfam in humanitarian relief programmes in East Africa, was Director of the micro-savings and credit organisation Opportunity, and CEO of CARE International UK for 8 years. He also worked as a producer and presenter for the BBC World Service, and was an Independent Assessor for the public appointments process for the UK government’s Department or Culture, Media and Sport.