Dominic Vergine - Chair of Trustees
Dominic is a co-founder of two technology companies, a non-profit organisation and a charity. He Has worked with governments and international agencies across Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, focusing on technology for International Development (ICT4D). He is currently driving several initiatives focused on delivering communications to the bottom of the pyramid and exploring how technology can help improve global sustainability. Dominic has been the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Global Equality since September 2014.
Shelley Gregory-Jones - Vice Chair of Trustees
Shelley has spent most of her career in the not for profit and education sectors in the UK. Before joining the Sixteen as Development Director, she held a similar role at the PHG Foundation which brings together public health and genomics. Her previous experience also includes several years as the CEO of CamSight – the local charity for visually impaired people living in Cambridge, and Strategy Director of London-based environmental charity Global Action Plan. She has an MBA from the Judge Business School and a degree in Philosophy from Girton College, Cambridge. Shelley has been the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Global Equality since September 2014.
Sian is a Chartered Civil Engineer and spent the first 20 years of her career working for Mott Macdonald, where she designed and led infrastructure projects in over 22 different countries. After completing an MBA here in Cambridge, she then combined her infrastructure background with management consultancy skills and focused on international development – specialising in creating public and private partnerships to enable governments to deliver basic infrastructure or interventions, especially for health and education purposes. With a passion for health, she later joined Public Health England as their Operations Director, steering them through a significant change programme and defining their strategy for preventative healthcare. Sian then recently became Managing Director of a boutique consultancy supporting SME’s to scale and grow, with the majority of clients in the international development sector.
Alan started his career as a professional engineer in Aotearoa New Zealand, then with Cambridge Consultants and Hitachi. He turned to academic research as a PhD student in psychology, before joining the faculty of the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology where he is currently head of teaching and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design. He co-founded the Crucible network for research in interdisciplinary design, directed the EPSRC funding programme Bridging Global Digital Divides, and is a board director of Cambridge Enterprise. He is active in UK arts research, cultural sector policy and as a performing musician around Cambridge.
Dr David Good is in the Department of Psychology, and is a Fellow of King’s College. He has served on all the major governance bodies in Cambridge, and been involved in many educational, research and governance innovations. From 2000-08 he was Director of Education for the Cambridge MIT institute, and from 2012-17 was Director of Education for the School of Biological Sciences. He also served on the senior bodies of the Royal College of Art from 2004-16, and was recently elected into an Honorary Fellowship there.
Alex Patto is the Member representative for the CGE Board of Trustees. Alex is a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow, and Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellow in Jeremy Baumberg’s lab in the department of physics, at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on developing low-cost methods of identifying bacterial contamination for use in low-resource settings. Alex is also the CEO of WaterScope, a not-for-profit company through which his research has a clear route to impact. To date, WaterScope has raised over £130,000 and completed their first field trial in one of the largest refugee camps in the modern world.
Lynda is an experienced Director with more than 20 years’ working at Board level. Lynda is hands-on with significant experience in setting and executing financial strategy, demonstrating high levels of integrity, strong leadership with financial and operational expertise in start–ups, growing SMEs, larger more established organisations and NFP sector. More specific experience has included – improving governance, business restructure, management of growth, improving financial performance, developing financial acumen in management teams and Boards as well as building and developing teams.
Since April 2012, Rob Cameron has been Executive Director of SustainAbility, a strategy consultancy and think tank. His company works to catalyse business transformation in pursuit of sustainable development. From 2007 to 2012, Rob was Chief Executive of Fairtrade International, where he deepened his understanding of global supply chains and the challenges facing the developing world, especially in the agricultural sector and multi-stakeholder organisations. He was previously owner and Executive Chairman of Flag, an international communication agency specializing in sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting. His interests and experience has led to involvement in various organisations, including four years on the board of AccountAbility, a research group and standards setter. Rob was appointed a UK Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Corporate Responsibility in June 2007. Married, with one daughter, Rob is also co-owner of Duke House, a boutique B&B in Cambridge.
Ian is a consultant in the international humanitarian sector, focusing on supporting organisations to move beyond top-down aid to localise humanitarian and development action. He specialises in working with volunteer-based organisations overseas and in the UK, working regularly with the world Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Ian has been a trustee of two charities, and was Director of the Humanitarian Centre from 2006 - 2011.
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