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.
Director, cities and data product innovation
Conor helped to launch CDP’s cities program and now oversees both this and the development and commercialization of CDP’s data products. Prior to CDP, Conor helped to grow what would become Carbon Tracker. From 2004 – 2007, he worked in various roles at the Clinton Foundation. Conor holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from the London School of Economics.
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 forests program
Katie is dedicated to removing commodity-driven deforestation in company supply chains. She joined CDP in 2013, following the transfer of the Global Canopy Programme’s Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project to CDP. Katie has previously worked as a Policy Analyst for an environmental research organization and as a microbiologist for GlaxoSmithKline. Katie has an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.
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 Investor Research
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.
Director of policy and regulation
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 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. Lance joined CDP from Ceres where he was executive director and chief operating officer. Prior to this he was the director of the climate and energy program for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a former consultant to global companies, UN agencies, and international development organisations.
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, 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.
Director, policy and 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, France, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to joining CDP, Sabrina worked at MSCI where she was a senior analyst responsible for ESG research and key representative on the government convened China Green Finance Committee. Her previous experience includes the Beijing Environment Exchange, NDRC and WRI in Washington. Sabrina studied law at Harbin Institute of Technology and Oregon University and International Environmental Policy at John Hopkins University.
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.
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
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.