What can we learn from crises, past and present, in solving the problems of people and planet?

Chair: Roula Khalaf

Editor of the Financial Times

Roula Khalaf
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Roula Khalaf is Editor of the Financial Times. She was previously deputy editor from 2016 to 2020, overseeing a range of newsroom initiatives and award winning editorial projects and leading a global network of over 100 foreign correspondents.

Professor Sir David Cannadine

President of the British Academy

David Cannadine

Professor Sir David Cannadine FBA, FRSL, FSA, FRHistS is an historian of modern British history from 1800 to 2000. He succeeded Lord Stern as President of the British Academy in July 2017. He is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University, and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Professor Colin Mayer

Academic Lead, Future of the Corporation

Colin Mayer

Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College and St Anne's College, Oxford.

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney
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Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26. Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013).

What we can learn from crises in solving the problems of people and planet

Mohamed Amersi

Chairman of the Amersi Foundation

Mohamed Amersi

Mohamed Amersi is the Chairman of the Amersi Foundation. He is a fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford, a member of the Governing Council of the Royal Agricultural University and a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Alistair Phillips-Davies


Alistair Phillips-Davies
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Alistair Phillips-Davies has been with SSE since 1997 and possesses a detailed knowledge of each business area having held a variety of senior roles within the Company. Prior to joining the Board in 2002 as Energy Supply Director, Alistair was Director of Corporate Finance and Business Development.

Darren Jones MP

Chair of the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee

Darren Jones
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Darren Jones is Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, and has served as the Labour MP for Bristol North West since 2017.

Professor Ngaire Woods

Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University

Ngaire Woods
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Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organizations, the challenges of globalization, global development and the role of international institutions and global economic governance.

Dan Labbad

CEO, Crown Estate

Dan Labbad
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Dan Labbad was appointed to Chief Executive of The Crown Estate in December 2019 and is an Executive Member of the Board. He was previously at Lendlease, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Europe from 2009.

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