Governance and markets that link poverty reduction and environmental management. International policy processes for sustainable development, with significant roles in UN (environmental mainstreaming across agencies and CSD processes), OECD (previous chair of the DAC Network on Environment and Development Cooperation - Environet) and multi-stakeholder platforms (Poverty Environment Partnership and co-founder of Green Economy Coalition). Considerable national policy and field experience in Southern Africa, the Caribbean and Southern Asia.
Leading IIED's work on shaping sustainable markets. Coordinating IIED’s initiative to refresh approaches to research on sustainable development. Facilitating learning groups and reviews in low-income countries to build capacity for MDG7 (environmental sustainability). Many evaluations of international sustainable development initiatives.
Chief Environment Advisor at the UK Department for International Development. Senior roles at IIED, as Director of Programmes 1999-2003, Director of Forestry and Land Use 1994-9, and Associate Director 1991-4. Prior to that, with Rockefeller Foundation and IUCN.
MSc in Forestry and its Relation to Land Management, Oxford University; BLD Landscape Design, Manchester University; BA Hons and MA, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Oxford University.