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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Sue has worked for CDP since 2005 and oversees the stakeholder departments, coordinating operations across all CDP offices, worldwide. 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 work on water security 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 Strategy Officer
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 work with supply chains. Frances is a trustee for the EIRIS foundation. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
Director of Stakeholders
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.
Global Director, Cities, States & Regions
Kyra heads the Cities, States & Regions team, having joined CDP in 2010. Prior to her role at CDP, Kyra worked in various research positions at NBC Universal, eMarketer and the City of New York. Kyra holds an MA in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Environmental Earth Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Global Director, Climate Change
Nicolette is the Global Director of Climate Change at CDP. In her role, she is responsible for ensuring CDP’s climate change strategy is delivered, and manages the team supporting the implementation of groundbreaking initiatives such as the Science Based Targets initiatives, RE100, and CDP’s work on carbon pricing, delivered as a partner of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Prior to CDP, Nicolette was a Senior Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, leading on international climate policy projects. Nicolette is a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and has written and reviewed a number of publications.
Global Director, Water Security
Cate manages CDP’s Water Security program with a focus on 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.
Global Director, Forests
Sultana manages CDP’s Forest program, working with stakeholders to decouple deforestation from forest risk commodity production. Prior to CDP, Sultana worked for a number of different organizations, including BirdLife International, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and WWF-UK, and spent over ten years delivering forest-based projects in South East Asia. Sultana has an M.Phil. in Large Mammal Ecology and a Ph.D. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
Global Director, Corporations & Supply Chains
Dexter leads CDP’s work to support companies in building a truly sustainable economy, by measuring and understanding their environmental impact in their own operations and in their global supply chains. His remit includes developing market-leading products for companies through CDP’s Reporter Services team, working with CDP’s corporate partners, and overseeing CDP’s involvement in the We Mean Business ‘Commit to Action’ campaigns with corporations. Prior to his current role, Dexter ran CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, and in 2013 he launched Action Exchange, after joining CDP, in 2008.
Head of Reporter Services
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.
Director, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Partner Regions
Antigone manages the regional offices in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CDP’s partner regions. Prior to her current role she worked as Director of Global Operations, having set up CDP’s Hong Kong operations in 2011. Before joining CDP, Antigone completed an MBA at the Judge Business school, University of Cambridge. She has six years’ experience as a Director with AXA Investment Managers in London and holds an MSc in Finance from the University of 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 and 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-dollar 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 MA degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as a MA 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, Latin America
Lauro has been Director of CDP Latin America since the start of 2018, after leading the Corporations and Supply Chains program in Latin America for three years. Prior to CDP, Lauro worked as a Senior Sales Engineer, at MGM Innova, focusing on sustainability and climate change and has over ten-years’ experience leading teams consulting with corporations on sustainability. Lauro holds an MBA from the University of Sao Paolo and a specialist degree in Sustainable Supply Chain Management from Columbia University, New York.
Director of Policy & Reporting, Europe
Mirjam works on all CDP’s European policy related activities and projects. Before joining CDP, she was a policy and business information consultant for companies operating in the green economy. As Head of the Information Department of the Goethe Institute in Brussels she managed European projects and was in charge of liaising with the EU. Mirjam holds an MA in Information Management and did her postgraduate studies of Journalism.
Director, Investor Engagement, Europe
Laurent leads the Investor Engagement team in 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 in Brazil, where he became one of the 300 mentors of the NGO Endeavor. Laurent graduated from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, with an Executive MBA in General Management. He also holds an MA in Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Daman heads up CDP’s India office. Daman has worked on environmental and developmental issues in India, for over twenty years. He worked as an independent consultant and journalist, primarily on environmental and climate change issues, with ERM UK, Worldwatch Institute, The Climate Group, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Suzlon Energy. Prior to these roles, he headed the Research and Programme Missions Divisions of the National Geographic Channel.
Michiyo leads all CDP’s activities in Japan. Prior to CDP, Michiyo specialized in the international business development of financial service companies, including Citibank and FXNET. She works part-time leading the PRI signatory network in Japan. She holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of Tokyo.
Sabrina leads all CDP’s activities in China. Prior to CDP, Sabrina worked at MSCI where she was the senior analyst responsible for all ESG customized products, including ESG Index, ESG rating and screening products. Prior to this, Sabrina was the Senior Manager at China Beijing Environmental Exchange and Manager at the think tank, National Development and Reform Commission. Sabrina has experience in policy research and analysis, focusing on green finance, from her time at the World Bank in Washington. Sabrina holds law degrees from both China and the 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.
Global Technical Director
Tony is CDP’s global Technical Director, responsible for Scoring, Reporting and Disclosure Operations, as well as delivery of CDP's sector strategy. Tony has over 20 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 millions of pounds. Tony has a PhD (Particle Physics) from University College London and is a fellow of both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA) and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
Global Director, Development
Catherine leads CDP’s strategy for philanthropic and government funding. Since joining CDP in 2007, she has successfully grown these income streams into a multi-million-dollar portfolio. Catherine previously worked for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and has over 20 years fundraising experience.
Joint Communications & Marketing 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 & Marketing 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.
Global Director, HR & People Development
Rim heads the Global HR team with a focus on strategy and the development of the HR & Training function. She joined CDP in 2014 to head up a newly formed HR Department and support the organisation’s global growth. Prior to CDP, Rim worked for a range of environmental charities for over 10 years, following a period as an HR consultant in the commercial sector, having founded a couple of start-ups. She is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has been the trustee of a mental health charity.
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 Tennant born 1959 died 2018
Tessa Tennant was active in green and climate finance all her career. As one of the first Human Environmental Studies graduates at Kings College London, she then worked for the Green Alliance developing the conversation around 'green growth'. She went on to co-found the UK's first green investment fund, the Merlin (now Jupiter) Ecology Fund, in 1988 and worked to build the green investment industry over the rest of her career. In the 90s, she co-founded the UK Social Investment Forum and the UNEP Insurance Initiative, which later merged with UNEP's banking group to form the UNEP Finance Initiative. She led the creation and was first Chair of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia based in Hong Kong (ASrIA, now part of PRI), as well as CDP, which works with over 6,000 of the largest corporations in the world to reduce their carbon emissions.
She served on numerous fund, company and not-for-profit boards, including the US Calvert Funds, Syntao and was an Adviser to Carbon Tracker, and other initiatives. She was a co-founder and first Chair of The Ice Organisation, creator of myice.com, which rewards green consumerism, and was a Non-Executive Director of the UK's Green Investment Bank, now sold to Macquarie Group. In her final years she focused on financing the Paris climate agreement NDCs and was co-creator with Ian Callaghan of the Climate Finance Accelerator and NDCi.global.
Tessa co-founded CDP with great vision and tremendous energy. CDP trustees, staff and all the thousands of stakeholders we serve worldwide will remain forever in her debt. She remains admired by all those she met as well as others who were aware of her extraordinary achievements.
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.