Our board

Board of Trustees

Oliver Morton

Oliver Morton

Chair of trustees

Oliver is an author and a senior editor at The Economist. As a journalist he has covered solar geoengineering for almost two decades, including as the author of the 2016 book “The Planet Remade”. He has extensive experience as an advisory-board member and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Mark Hilton

Mark Hilton

Honorary treasurer

Mark is Degrees’ honorary treasurer and a management consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in strategy, leadership and operations. Mark holds Masters’ degrees in Global Development Management and Accounting and Financial Management, and is also a trustee of the British Institute of Human Rights.

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Dr Jackie Kado

Trustee

Jackie is the executive director of the Network of African Science Academies which she helped found in 2001. She specialises in project planning and management for policy interventions and also trains on good financial management for research and development projects. She serves as a member of several committees in Kenya and internationally.

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Pauliina Murphy

Trustee

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Mohammed Mofizur Rahman

Trustee

Former Trustees

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Prof. John Shepherd CBE FRS

Former chair of trustees

John served as chair of Degrees’ board of trustees between 2020 – 2023 and was a co-chair of the initiative since 2010. He is an Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science at the University of Southampton and chaired the Royal Society’s seminal 2009 Geoengineering the climate report. He served as deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2001 to 2010.

Prof. Saleemul Huq

Prof. Saleemul Huq

Trustee

The late Saleemul Huq was the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Dhaka between 2009 and 2023. He was an IPCC lead author multiple times and a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). In 2022 he was listed as one of the twenty most influential people working on climate change around the world.