Paul founded CDP in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. Paul previously founded Rufus Leonard Corporate Communications and EyeNetwork, the largest videoconference service in Europe. He served as a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Paul has authored various publications, including Beautiful Corporations.
Chief executive officer
Paul has been at the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000 and has led CDP from a climate specific focus into other environmental areas. He previously worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is a former director of the Social Venture Network. Paul sits on the advisory panel of Guardian Sustainable Business and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.
Co-chief operating officer, programs
Frances oversees the delivery of CDP’s programs. Having spent eight years in the private finance sector, primarily at Dresdner Kleinwort's Global Equities Division, Frances joined CDP in 2007 to manage and expand the supply chain program. Frances sits on the board of EIRIS, an ethical investment organization. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
Co-chief operating officer, global operations
Sue has run CDP's global operations since 2005. She has 20 years’ worth of experience in the financial sector, primarily with Rothschild Asset Management in the UK and Hong Kong. Sue has also headed a project at WWF advising on NGO engagement with business and industry. Sue holds an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from Bath University.
Chief partnerships officer & general counsel
Marcus manages CDP’s partnerships and fundraising activities and is also CDP’s general counsel. He joined in 2009 to launch CDP’s water program and has also led on investor engagement. Marcus previously practiced law, with Allen & Overy, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, an LL.M from University College London and an MA from the University of St. Andrews.
Chief financial officer
Simon joined CDP in 2015. A qualified chartered accountant and former partner at KPMG his experience includes auditing and advising a number of international corporations on financial accounting, disclosures, internal controls, fundraising and acquisitions and disposals. Most recently he has advised start-up companies in the food and drink sector.
Interim Director of Programs
James directs CDPs program portfolio. He has 20 years of experience in directing global programs, delivering change at the highest levels of government and intergovernmental organizations in conservation, development and animal welfare. James has managed programs and worked in over 40 countries and operated in remote and challenging environments including Disasters and Exploration. James holds an MSc in Emergency Planning and Disaster Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Chartered Geographer.
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.
Head of CDP's water program
Cate’s role involves working with key stakeholders to deliver significant changes in the corporate management of water. Cate has ten years of experience in the environmental and sustainable development fields and has a strong technical, scientific and project management background. Cate holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Lancaster University.
Head of CDP's forests program
Morgan is dedicated to removing commodity driven deforestation in company supply chains. She joined CDP in 2013 and has worked across its technical, supply chain and water programs, most recently leading CDP’s work on water security. In 2017, she was named Head of Forests where she continues to focus on driving disclosure, transparency and action on the topic of deforestation. She has more than ten years’ experience working with the private sector, and now supports companies and investors to better understand and capitalize on the risks and opportunities they face resulting from a changing climate. She holds an MSc from Imperial College London, specializing in Environmental Assessment and Analysis, and a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Head of investor engagement
Rick Stathers leads our global investor research team. Rick was formerly Head of Responsible Investment at Schroders where he spent the last 16 years building and leading the responsible investment team. He is experienced in defining and leading environmental and social engagement in addition to research strategy for multiple sectors and asset classes. He was responsible for the inception of the Schroder’s Global Climate Change fund and Advisor to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership’s ‘Unhedgeable Risk.’ He holds a BSc Hons in Environmental Biology and an MSc from Imperial in Environmental Technology.
Global Director, Policy Engagement
Kate manages CDP’s 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 is a trustee of Forum for the Future. She has an MProf in Leadership for Sustainable Development with Forum for the Future and a BA (Hons) from Oxford University.
Head of CDP's supply chain program
Dexter runs CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over US$2 trillion in annual procurement spend. Dexter's supply chain experience is extensive having worked in time-critical logistics prior to joining CDP in 2008. Passionate about harmonizing reporting standards, he has lead on driving standardization in environmental reporting. In 2013 he launched a major new initiative called Action Exchange to accelerate emissions reductions in corporate supply chains.
Head of disclosure
Daniel is responsible for CDP’s engagement with responding companies and works with CDP’s strategic partners to develop and deliver support services for disclosing companies. Daniel was previously a journalist before joining CDP in 2003. He has a BSc in Sociology from City University, London.
President, North America
Lance has spent his career building new ventures and partnerships for impact at the intersection of international development, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and public/global policy. His work spans NGOs, the public sector, strategy consulting and Fortune 20 corporate experience across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He previously held senior positions in climate, sustainable investing and corporate responsibility, including Executive Director of Ceres, the host organization of the $13 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk and founding Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In CSR, he has worked with AFP, the world's third largest news agency, the World Bank and served as Director, Corporate Issues Management for former Fortune 20 food and consumer goods parent company, Altria Group.
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).
Director policy & reporting, Europe
Mirjam works on European policy related activities and projects. Before joining CDP she was policy and business information consultant for companies of the green economy. As head of the information department of the Goethe Institute in Brussels she managed European projects and was in charge of liaison with the EU. Mirjam holds a Master's degree in Information Management and did postgraduate studies of Journalism.
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.
Director investor engagement, Europe
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.
Director corporate engagement, Europe
Susan heads the corporate engagement activities of CDP in Europe, after having lead CDP’s operations in the DACH Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and innovation projects for many years. In her previous career, she managed European and German equity funds for Deutsche Bank and was recognized with the Lipper “Best German equity fund of the year” as well as with the “German financial book of the year” award. Susan studied economics at the universities of Heidelberg and Miami, USA.
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.
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.
As CDP’s China country director, Sabrina leads all CDP activities in China. Sabrina joined CDP from MSCI where she was the senior analyst responsible all ESG customized products, including ESG Index, ESG rating and screening products, etc. Prior to this, Sabrina was the senior manager at China Beijing Environmental Exchange and the manager at the think tank of National Development and Reform Commission where she mainly responsible for international cooperation and carbon market development. In addition, Sabrina has rich experience in policy research and analysis focus on green finance such as Equator Principle and green credits policy during her previous working experience in World Bank and other international organizations in Washington D.C. Sabrina holds law degree from both China and United States.
Pedro oversees the development of CDP’s disclosure platform, scoring systems and data. Pedro previously worked as a consultant in the areas of energy and carbon, as well as on the implementation of the European Emissions Trading Scheme. He is a Civil and Environmental Engineer and holds an MSc in Engineering and Management of Technology from the Technical University of Lisbon.
Dr Tony Rooke
Director of reporting
Tony is Director, Reporting, and Project Director for the CDP's Reimagining Disclosure Initiative. He is responsible for the delivery of CDP's sector strategy and evolution of the questionnaires and guidance for climate, water and forests. Tony has >19 years international experience, including leading sustainability consulting teams at Logica and Infosys. He has helped organizations achieve their sustainability visions whilst improving bottom lines by tens of £millions. Tony has a PhD (Particle Physics) from UCL, and is a GACSO member of IEMA.
Director of development
Catherine leads CDP’s philanthropic funding strategy. Catherine is a highly successful fundraiser with twenty years experience. She joined CDP in 2011 from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance where she oversaw a US$ multi – million government funding portfolio. She has lived and worked in East Africa. Since joining CDP, Catherine has transformed the organisations approach and success at securing philanthropic funding.
Joint communications director
Selena works on global communications strategy and activities for CDP. Prior to joining CDP in 2016, Selena worked for more than 20 years in strategic marketing and communications, in the arts, entertainment and health sectors. Most recently, as Director at Marie Curie where she spearheaded their repositioning, rebrand and digital transformation. She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.
Joint communications director
Penny works on global communications strategy and activities for CDP, leading on investor-related campaigns. Prior to joining CDP in 2012, Penny worked for more than 15 years in financial, corporate and investor communications, including at leading international financial communications agency, Citigate Dewe Rogerson. She holds a BA in French and German. She is fluent in both languages and also speaks Spanish.
Cathryn is responsible for all technology used within CDP. She has held a variety of IT roles in major corporations including Tui Travel plc and Unisys Ltd, and as freelance project manager delivering major IT programmes. She holds a BSc in Mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington, and an MSc in Renewable Energy from the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Lord Adair Turner
Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. He became Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority as the financial crisis broke in September 2008, and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and at the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt. The Institute for New Economic Thinking is a global economic research foundation committed to the development of real world solutions to the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
Prior to 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank (2006-2008); Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006); and from 1995-1999, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1982 to 1995.
Adair became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was appointed Chair of the Climate Change Committee in 2008, stepping down in 2012; he also chaired the Pensions Commission from 2003 to 2006, and the Low Pay Commission from 2002 to 2006.
He is the author of 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy' (Macmillan, 2001), and ‘Economics after the Crisis, (MIT Press, 2012), and holds Visiting Professorships at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at the British Museum.
Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Caius College, Cambridge.
Neil Morisetti is the Director of Strategy at UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Department, a role he took on in January 2014 following 10 months as the Foreign Secretary’s Interim Special Representative for Climate Change.
Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he spent 37 years in the Royal Navy, during which time he commanded ships ranging in size from the patrol boat HMS CYGNET, in Northern Ireland, to the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE, operating globally but principally in the Middle East. As a Rear Admiral, he was Commander UK Maritime Forces before commanding the Joint Services Command and Staff College, where he was responsible for the post graduate education of officers from sixty nations.
His final appointment in the Royal Navy was as the UK government’s Climate and Energy Security Envoy, working for the MOD, FCO and DECC to address the security implications of a changing climate and the impact on resource availability.
A graduate of the University of East Anglia, he has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences and is an Honorary Professor at UCL STEaPP.
A Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and a Freeman of the City of London, Neil lives in Dorset, where his wife Jennifer runs their farm.
Tessa served as a trustee of CDP from 2010 to 2015, having been one of the organization’s co-founders. Tessa is President of The Ice Organisation Ltd and Trustee Chair of the Global Cool Foundation. She was also first Chair and co-founder of The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) based in Hong Kong and of the UK Social Investment Forum. She was a Board member of the Calvert Social Funds, Washington DC 1993-2009. Tessa has previously served on environmental advisory panels for the UK Government, The UN Environment Programme and HRH the Prince of Wales. In 2003 Tessa received the Sustainability Leadership Award by SAM/SPG of Switzerland and in 2004 was joint winner of the City of Goteborg International Environmental Leadership Prize. She is also a Fellow of the Schumacher Society.
Helen helps CDP gather input from investor members and liaise with other investor-backed groups working on climate change. Helen leads CCLA’s climate change stewardship work and engages with investee companies to encourage them to manage the risks and opportunities associated with the low carbon transition. Helen started her career at NatWest after graduating from the London School of Economics, and has also worked for UK Sustainable Investment & Finance and the Ashridge Centre for Business & Sustainability. She convened the award-winning ‘Aiming for A’ stewardship initiative, which co-filed shareholder resolutions at BP/Shell. She chairs the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s resolutions group, following the merger of ‘Aiming for A’ into their Corporate Programme. Helen recently joined the Transition Pathway Initiative’s Steering Group.