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University of Oxford

Professor Gordon L.Clark – Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

As well as heading up the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford, Gordon assumes roles at the Said Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment. He holds a professorial fellowship at St Edmund Hall and is a visiting professor at Monash Unversity's Faculty of Business and Economics in Melbourne and at Stanford University.

Dr Peter Collecott

Dr Collecott has served as a British diplomat on five continents. As British High Commissioner to Brazil from 2004 to 2008, he brought together the main Brazilian experts on climate change to develop what has become a highly important report on the Economics of Climate Change in Brazil. Having played a role in the Iran/Iraq conflict he is an expert on the emerging politico-economic world order.

Pat Utomi – CEO, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL)

Pat Utomi is one of Nigeria's prominent professors of political economy and a former presidential candidate, having served in senior governmental positions. He is a visiting professor at Lagos Business School, founder of Centre for Value in leadership (CVL) and co-ordinated the establishment of several civil society groups on good governance and accountability. He is an active speaker on growth economics, comparative development, leadership and China's economic surge.

Johannah Bernstein – International Environmental Lawyer

Johannah's professional career has been devoted to the cause of multilateral environmental diplomacy and advocacy. An Oxford-educated lawyer (with a degree in Human Ecology), she has 20 years' professional experience advising UN organisations, national governments, the private sector and non-state bodies on global sustainability challenges.

Michael Wilkins – MD, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor

Michael is responsible for S&P's global carbon and environmental finance sectors, covering utilities, project finance, PPPs and transportation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Coming from Water UK, the trade body for the UK water industry, he joined S&P in '94 as co-head of the corporate securitisation group, working in Melbourne and Hong Kong. He is a member of many sustainability associations and a frequent guest lecturer at the London Business School MBA programme and Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

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