CDP staff


Paul Dickinson, Executive Chairman 
Executive Chairman
Paul Dickinson

Founded CDP in 2000 having previously founded and developed Rufus Leonard Corporate Communications and, more recently, EyeNetwork, the largest videoconference service in Europe. Member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Author of various publications including 'Beautiful Corporations'.
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer
At the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000. Previously worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the largest independent M&A broker in the UK and for the International Society for Ecology & Culture. Board member EIRIS and former Director of the Social Venture Network.
Frances Way, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Programs Frances Way, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Programs
Frances joined CDP in December 2007 to manage and expand the supply chain program. She spent eight years in the finance sector, primarily in Dresdner Kleinwort's Global Equities Division where she was responsible for communications between the European research and sales teams. Frances has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
Marcus Norton, Chief Partnerships Officer Marcus Norton, Chief Partnerships Officer
Marcus launched CDP’s water program in 2009 and also led CDP’s engagement with investors before taking on his current role as Chief Partnerships Officer. Prior to joining CDP he practiced law, first in mergers & acquisitions with Allen & Overy and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and then in government with the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. He holds an MA from the University of St Andrews, an LL.M from University College London and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He serves as a board member of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.
Nigel Topping, Chief Development Officer Nigel Topping, Executive Director
Nigel has been the principle architect of CDP’s ambitious program of innovation which has recently included new programs in supply chain, water and cities and is now looking to broader natural capital issues. Prior to joining CDP, Nigel spent 18 years in the manufacturing sector, most recently as a member of the MBO team and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for a global automotive component manufacturing company. Nigel has extensive international experience, having worked in Spain, the USA, Germany and the UK as well as having led projects in Brazil, India and China. Nigel obtained his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and an MSc in holistic science from Schumacher College.
Roy Wilson, Chief Finance Officer Roy Wilson, Chief Finance Officer
Roy qualified as an accountant in 1969, achieving honours in the Accounting Body examinations. During his varied career he has held Finance Directorships in the retail, food processing and recruitment sectors and has established and sold a successful internet-based warehousing and distribution business. His time in advertising and marketing included four years as UK Chief Financial Officer of Grey Communications Group. Roy joined CDP in August 2007.
Sue Howells, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations Sue Howells, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations
Sue has run CDP's global operations since 2005. She previously worked in the financial sector for 20 years, primarily with Rothschild Asset Management in the UK and Hong Kong. She headed a project at WWF advising on NGO engagement with business and industry and has also completed a Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice at Bath University.

Heads of departments

Cate Lamb, Head of CDP's water program Cate Lamb, Head of CDP's water program
With 9 years experience in the environmental and sustainable development fields and a strong technical, scientific and project management background, Cate has successfully led on a range of high profile projects in the healthcare, construction, education, commercial and regeneration sectors delivering successful outcomes in terms of both cost and carbon savings. As the head of CDP’s water program, Cate is responsible for ensuring that the program remains the gold standard for disclosure of corporate water-related information globally and moves rapidly to deliver significant changes in corporate behaviour towards water. Cate holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Lancaster University.
Conor Riffle, Director, Cities and Data Product Innovation Conor Riffle, Director, Cities and Data Product Innovation
Conor serves as Director, Cities and Data Product Innovation. Previously, he was the head of CDP's cities program. He spent three years in various roles at the William J. Clinton Foundation. Conor holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from the London School of Economics.
Daniel Turner, Head of Disclosure Daniel Turner, Head of Disclosure
An experienced journalist, Daniel joined CDP in 2003. As head of disclosure, he is responsible for the organization's engagement with responding companies, managing CDP’s data set and online response system, producing CDP reports and organizing launch events and workshops. Working with CDP’s strategic partners he developed the new Reporter Services package and heads up the sales and account management team for that initiative. He has a BSc in Sociology from City University, London.
Dexter Galvin, Head of CDP's supply chain program Dexter Galvin, Head of CDP's supply chain program
Dexter joined CDP's supply chain program as an Account Manager for Europe in 2008 and was later appointed Director of Supply Chain in EMEA and Asia. Dexter has worked on partnerships with other sustainability reporting organizations such as the DJSI to reduce duplication. Dexter also works closely with the GHG Protocol Scope 3 group to encourage the wide adoption of the new Scope 3 company standard. Dexter's supply chain experience is extensive having worked in time critical logistics prior to CDP. In his capacity as operations manager, he was responsible for dedicated air-charter solutions for major automotive and aerospace manufacturers such as Toyota, Audi, Bosch and Honeywell.
James Hulse, Head of CDP's forests program & Head of Investor Initiatives James Hulse, Head of CDP's forests program & Head of Investor Initiatives
James joined CDP in February 2013 following the transfer of the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project, where he was Director, into CDP’s Forests program. Prior to FFD, James worked in the City for almost 20 years as a trader and fund manager, setting up and running the first climate change hedge fund. He has a BA from Oxford University and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
Kate Levick, Head of Government Relations Kate Levick, Head of Government Relations
Kate joined CDP in May 2008 to manage relationships with governments. She previously worked at the UK Government Office of Climate Change and at BP Plc on carbon credits and strategy in relation to emerging markets. Kate has an MProf in Leadership for Sustainable Development with Forum for the Future and a BA (Hons) from Oxford University.
Kyra Appleby, Head of CDP's cities Kyra Appleby, Head of CDP's cities program
Kyra Appleby is the head of CDP’s Cities program. Kyra joined the Cities team as an account manager in 2010 and was appointed program head in 2013. Prior to her role at CDP, Kyra worked in various research positions at NBC Universal, eMarketer and the City of New York. Kyra holds a Masters in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Pedro Faria, Technical Director Pedro Faria, Technical Director
Pedro previously worked for E.Value, an environmental and carbon consulting company in Lisbon, dealing mainly with CDM and Corporate Carbon Inventories. He is a former member of the National Direction of the League for the Protection of Nature and spent seven years working for Instituto do Ambiente within the fields of IPPC (Animal production, Agro-industry and Textile industry) as well as on the launch of the European Trading System. He is a Civil and Environmental Engineer and holds an MSc in Engineering and Management of Technology by IST – Technical University of Lisbon.

Heads of global offices

                Steven Tebbe, Managing Director, Europe Steven M. Tebbe (FRGS), Managing Director, Europe
Steven leads all CDP activities in Europe. Previously, he held various senior management positions at Daimler, EADSAirbus and most recently served as the Vice President for Environmental Affairs at the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary NetJets, as well as being a Partner at Antural Partners, a boutique sustainability-consulting firm. Steven holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as a Masters degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Belgium. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Tom Rivett-Carnac, Head of Public Sector Tom Carnac, President, North America
Tom is President of CDP North America and has responsibility for strategy and delivery across the range of CDP programs in the United States and Canada. Based New York, he is also an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and a Board member of both the Association of Climate Change Officers and international development NGO Worldview Impact. Prior to his current position, position he held various other posts at CDP in London since joining in 2007, including Head of Cities and Innovation Director. Before CDP he worked on corporate sustainability with Dyson and Honda Formula 1. Tom holds a BSc (Hons) in Environment and Economics from the University of Bath and an MSc from Schumacher College in Devon, England.
Amanda Haworth-Wiklund, Director CDP Nordic Region Amanda Haworth-Wiklund, Director, Nordic Region
Amanda established an office for CDP in Stockholm in 2006 to expand the CDP process into the Nordic region. She was previously Secretary General of Social Venture Network (SVN) Sweden and is a former Director of Social Venture Network Europe where she was Chair for two years. Amanda is also a Trustee of Ekobanken, the Swedish ethical bank.
Diana Guzmán, Director Southern Europe Diana Guzmán, Director, Southern Europe
Diana joined CDP in 2010 as country director for Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. She is responsible for all CDP activities in the Southern Europe region and has extensive experience in carbon management and compliance. Diana spent three years in China working on the origination and commercialization of carbon credits, specifically from Clean Development Mechanism and Voluntary Emission Reduction projects. She has also worked in forex trading in Mexico, venture capital in Washington, DC. and business development in the insurance sector in Hong Kong.
Tomasz Niewola, Director Central and Eastern Europe Tomasz Niewola, Director, Central and Eastern Europe
Tomasz joined CDP in 2012 as country director for Central and Eastern Europe region. Previously, he worked for more than 10 years in finance, specializing in the energy, telecoms and media sectors at Credit Agricole and overseeing corporate activity in Poland as executive director at Investkredit Bank AG. He has since played a key role in the financing of renewable energy projects in the CEE region. Tomasz holds a masters degree in management from University of Economics in Poznan and a master degree in business law from University of Warsaw and University of Poitiers.
Laura Bergedieck, Head of Operations, DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Laura Bergedieck, Head of Operations, DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Laura joined CDP in 2009 and is in charge of the operations across all functions and programs of CDP in Germany and Austria. She also manages CDP’s relationships with reporting companies and with the German government. Previously, she worked for an environmental engineering company in Santiago de Chile and for the Generali Insurance Group in Germany. Laura holds a Bachelor´s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim and spent part of her studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Susan Dreyer, Director, Head of Programs and Markets, DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Susan Dreyer, Director, Head of Programs & Markets, DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Susan holds a master degree in economics and has an extensive background in the banking and asset management sector. After working for Deutsche Bank on corporate credit, she followed a career as an equity fund manager for 8 years with DWS, Germany’s largest retail asset manager. She was responsible for German and European equity funds and won the Lipper Fund Award twice for her performance. Susan has co-lead working groups on non-financial reporting and brings the investor perspective into CDP’s work. She is also the author of a prize-winning German bestseller on behavioral finance and ethical investing.
Damandeep Singh, Director India Damandeep Singh, Director, India
Daman has worked for over two decades writing and researching on environment and development issues in India. He worked as an independent consultant and journalist primarily on environment and climate change issues working with ERM UK, Worldwatch Institute, The Climate Group, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Suzlon Energy. Prior to that he was heading Research and Programme Missions Divisions of the National Geographic Channel for five years.
Lauren Babikian, Director, Frances, Benelux and Monaco Laurent Babikian, Director, Frances, Benelux and Monaco
Laurent started his career in 1991 working with Bank Indosuez for 10 years. In 2000, he co-founded a start-up incubator and coached entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses before creating his own consultancy company for which he moved to Brazil in 2007.When he was living in Brazil, he became one of the 300 mentors of the NGO Endeavor, which is an international NGO aimed at developing sustainable entrepreneurship in emerging countries. Laurent graduated from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, holding an Executive MBA in general management. He also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Juliana Lopes, Director Latin America Juliana Lopes, Director, Latin America
Juliana holds a bachelor´s degree in Journalism and an MBA in Marketing. As CDP's Director for Latin America, Juliana is leading the expansion of CDP project-lines over the region. Her previous experience in the corporate communication and sustainability field has included work for companies such as BASF and Bridgestone-Firestone, consultancy and management of a Corporate Social Responsibility publication.
James Day, Director Australia and New Zealand James Day, Director, Australia & New Zealand
James holds an MBA in Strategic Carbon Management from UEA, and a BA (Politics) from Macquarie University. He previously worked as an online consultant and programme manager for over 8 years - where his clients included Microsoft and Diageo in the UK, and numerous government agencies and NGOs in Australia - and in public policy advocacy at Oxfam Australia for 3 years.
Stephanie Campbell Stephanie Campbell, Director, Hong Kong and South-East Asia
Stephanie joined CDP in October 2013 and is responsible for the activities of CDP within Hong Kong and South East Asia. She has over 14 years international experience managing sustainable energy policy and food aid development programs. After obtaining a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University, she worked at the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington DC implementing energy efficiency programs overseas. She later moved to London where she collaborated with the Town and Country Planning Association to identify best practice in low carbon and eco development in Europe. Stephanie is based in Hong Kong.
Li Rusong, Director, China Li Rusong, Director, China
Rusong leads CDP’s work in China. Prior to joining CDP, Rusong worked with UNICEF as a Water, Environment and Sanitation Specialist in Beijing, gained more than five years of work experience with UNDP as Energy and Environment program manager, and was a Science Manager at the British Council Beijing office. He also had a career as a middle school teacher and civil servant for several years. Rusong’s academic background is in Biology, History of Natural Sciences (M.Sc. from the University of Science and Technology of China) and Environmental Change and Management (M.Sc. from the University of Oxford, UK).
Michiyo Morisawa, Director, Japan Michiyo Morisawa, Director, Japan
Dr Michiyo Morisawa has specialized in the international business development of financial services companies including Citibank and FXNET. She works part-time leading PRI signatory network in Japan. She holds a PhD in environmental studies from the University of Tokyo.

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