Board of Trustees
Chair of the 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 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.
Dr Jackie Kado
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.
Mohammed Mofizur Rahman
Prof. John Shepherd CBE FRS
Former chair of the trustees
He is an Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science at the University of Southampton. He served as deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2001 to 2010 and chaired the Royal Society’s seminal 2009 Geoengineering the climate report. He was a co-chair of the initiative since 2010 and served as chair of degrees board of trustees between 2020 and 2023.
Prof. Saleemul Huq
Saleem 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.