Charlie Bronks Co-chair, Finance & Funding Programming Board

Charlie Bronks

Co-chair, Finance & Funding Programming Board

Senior Vice President and heads up Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Crown Agents Bank

 A communications Strategist, she brings in-depth cross-sector knowledge in international development, fund-raising and complex key account management with an ESG lens.

 

Charlie joined CAB in 2016 to work with strategic key government and development sector clients; having since established and led the Marketing and Communications team, she now leads the bank's ESG function.

Before joining CAB, Charlie worked with Atos Consulting and the previous CAB owners, Crown Agents Limited, leading the strategic account relationships. Previously, Charlie was Director of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award World Fellowship, an International NGO (INGO) working with complex stakeholders, including international donors, governments, and high-net-worth individuals.

 

Charlie holds an MA in Global Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a Rugby World Cup Winner and a member of the England Women's Rugby World Cup squad from 1994.

 

Passionate about all things ESG, Charlie is a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact Network UK (UNGC) and the Advisory Board for The World Humanitarian Forum (WHF).

 

Charlie loves sport and is an AI enthusiast, previously Chair of the WHF Tech for Good Programming Board.

Marcia Balisciano Co-chair, Finance & Funding Programming Board

Marcia Balisciano

Co-chair, Finance & Funding Programming Board

Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, RELX

 

Engaging colleagues throughout the business, Márcia works to ensure RELX’s extra-financial performance furthers competitive advantage and stakeholder confidence. She drives practice that ensures recognition for RELX as a CR leader: over the last year, RELX ranked 2nd in the S&P 1200 for environment, social and governance (ESG) as reported in the Financial Times; 1st for ESG in the media and publishing sectors (and 17thoverall) among 12,000+ companies assessed by Sustainalytics; held a AAA ESG rating with MSCI; and was one of 36 LEAD companies of the United Nations Global Compact among approximately 10,000 corporate signatories.

 

She is Chair of the UN Global Compact Network UK; Chair of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council of the Conference Board; and a founding member of the Board of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.  She is founding director of London museum and educational facility Benjamin Franklin House and previously was special advisor to the American Chamber of Commerce (UK).  

 

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, she holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a PHD in Economic History from the London School of Economics.  She is a Member of the British Empire (MBE), an honour awarded by the Queen, and lives in London with her husband and two boys.

David Peppiatt Co-Chair, Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Management Programming Board

David Peppiatt

Co-Chair, Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Management Programming Board

Director of the Cash Hub, British Red Cross

He is leading a global initiative to scale-up the use of cash transfers and fintech in humanitarian response. Prior to this, David was Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross since 2009, responsible for the international aid programmes and partnerships with the Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement. David joined the Red Cross in 1996 and has been deployed as an international delegate to humanitarian response operations. He also worked at the Geneva Headquarters where he was Head of the ProVention Consortium Secretariat, a global partnership of the IFRC/UN/World Bank dedicated to disaster reduction. David began his career in international aid and development as an overseas volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Jonathan Brooker Co-Chair, Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Management Programming Board

Jonathan Brooker

Co-Chair, Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Management Programming Board

Director, Solidarites International

Jonathan Brooker is a humanitarian response expert and strategic planning specialist who has built up a strong reputation for pushing the boundaries in thought leadership, operational management approaches, and developing diverse and dynamic partnerships. 

He has worked extensively with the United Nations, international media outlets, and international non-governmental organisations, leading and supporting crisis response in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. 

Currently, Jonathan is with one of the world’s leading frontline humanitarian response organisations that specialises in providing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance and disease prevention, as Director of Solidarités International in the UK and the Global Head of Private Partnerships.

Supporting the START Network, Jonathan is Chairman of the START Fund Committee. He also conducts independent research and analysis into humanitarian leadership, disaster management and crises response approaches, and the future of the humanitarian system.”

Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer, Chair, International Development Programming Board

Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer,

Chair, International Development Programming Board

Team Leader Online Learning and Education, Division for Peace, UNITAR

Jon-Hans Coetzer joined the Peacekeeping Training Programme in February 2019 as Team Leader of the Online Learning and Education Pillar.

 

Prior to joining UNITAR, Jon-Hans has served as the Chief Academic Officer of the EU Business School Group with campuses in Geneva, Montreux, Barcelona, and Munich. He also served as Chief Academic Officer of Glion Institute of Higher Education, as Academic Dean of IHTTI, He has an established record of working with a variety of higher education partners including private and public universities in the United Kingdom, Europe and in the United States. He has over 20 years of experience as a senior academic leader in higher education.

 

Jon-Hans has specific areas of expertise that include quality assurance and student learning outcomes assessment; faculty development; curriculum design and high-impact educational practices; strategic planning; international education; enrolment management; strategic partnership and research; accreditation; instructional design and strategic crisis management. 

 

His research interests focus on the cross-cultural challenges in the international classroom and the learner experience in higher education. He has a passion for human centred organizational development and instructional design.

 

He has worked as Spokesperson and Regional Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in more than 22 countries, Project Coordinator for the Swiss Federal Crisis Management Training, Swiss Federal Government. 

 

Jon-Hans holds a Doctorate in International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and a MA in Management from Bournemouth University and a D.E.S.S. in Management from the Université de Savoie.

 

Prof. Donald Donahue Co-Chair, Medical & Health Programming Board

Prof. Donald Donahue

Co-Chair, Medical & Health Programming Board

Professor of Healthcare Administration and Global Health, University of Maryland Baltimore

Donald A. Donahue, DHEd, MBA, MSJ, FACHE, FRSPH, Lieutenant Colonel, MS, U.S. Army  (Ret.) is professor of healthcare administration and global health with University of Maryland  Baltimore (UMB). Don’s experience spans the military, government, and private sectors and  focuses on healthcare operations, medical readiness, emergency preparedness, and bioterrorism.  His work has included development of a medical intelligence course for a state department of  health, creation of multiple undergraduate and graduate courses in healthcare administration and  global health, evaluation of Veterans Affairs behavioral health residential treatment facilities,  providing expert testimony on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996  (HIPAA), and increasing access to healthcare and enhanced resiliency for vulnerable populations.  

Dr. Donahue has a distinguished record of work in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. His work  has ranged from department-level leadership in some of the most medically needy neighborhoods in New York to  national policy development to international initiatives to define and promote interdisciplinary disaster medicine and  public health. (Then) Lieutenant Colonel Donahue was a primary planner for the Department of Defense anthrax,  smallpox, and military vaccine programs, as well as for readiness and force health protection initiatives for the Reserve  Components. Following the 2001 postal anthrax attacks, he was the principle instructor for the CDC Anthrax  Vaccination Program, providing post exposure prophylaxis and treatment education to the Public Health Service  response team and regional reference laboratories across the nation. His work has included designing, directing, and  delivering education and training to military and civilian audiences in disaster preparedness and response, management  of logistical support for the District of Columbia Strategic National Stockpile program, and analysis of legal  sufficiency for non-pharmaceutical interventions (the CDC-ASTHO Social Distancing Law Project). 

Dr. Donahue’s experience includes work in behavioral care, home health, lobbying and consulting, and hospital  administration, including corporate consulting and departmental leadership in major urban medical centers. He is a  fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Royal Society for Public Health, and the University of  Pittsburgh Center for National Preparedness, a Senior Fellow with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and  executive director of the Potomac Institute’s Center for Health Policy & Preparedness. Professor Donahue serves on  the board of directors of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, American Association of Physician Specialists  Foundation, and World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He is vice president of the Society for  Disaster Medicine and Public Health and editor-at-large for the Society’s journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health  Preparedness. Dr. Donahue is a Founding Director of the Commission Internationale de Médecine de Catastrophe/ International Commission on Disaster Medicine. 

Previously, Professor Donahue was program chair for graduate healthcare administration and global health at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). He served as Deputy Surgeon (Policy and Fiscal Administration)  for the Army Reserve, where he was responsible for strategic planning, program development, and funding for medical  operations, medical and dental readiness, health policy, medical aspects of homeland security, and bioterrorism issues.  Donahue received the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent for the District of Columbia and  Northern Virginia Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award. Recognition for programs established by Dr. Donahue  include the Vice President’s (Hammer) Award for Reinventing Government, the Department of Veterans Affairs  Award for Contracting Excellence, and being named to Fast Company magazine's “Fast 50” recognizing innovators,  entrepreneurs, and change agents. Other positions held by Dr. Donahue include managing partner for Diogenec  Group, Senior Marketing Manager for Magellan Health Services, consultant and lobbyist for Jefferson Consulting  Group, and emergency department administrator and corporate consultant for New York City Health and Hospitals  Corporation.  

Don serves on the speaker selection committee for the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for  Health and the American College of Healthcare Architects Summer Leadership Summit and with the medical theatre  working group for the 2020 World Humanitarian Forum. He is a past Board Chair for Melwood, an $100 million p.a.  

nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the nation’s fourth largest AbilityOne  program. Other professional activities include services as a peer reviewer for the Health Resources and Services  Administration (HRSA). 

Professor Donahue’s educational credentials include a Doctor of Health Education from A.T. Still University, Master  of Business Administration from Baruch College, Master of Jurisprudence (Health Law) from Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Science (Sociology and Political Science) from the University of the State of New York, and a graduate of  the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

Vivian Lopez Co-Chair, Medical & Health Programming Board

Vivian Lopez

Co-Chair, Medical & Health Programming Board

Senior Advisor, Global health Partnerships, UNICEF

Prior, she served as a Senior Advisor for UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Innovation and Field Results, in the Office of the Executive Director overseeing a portfolio which includes UNICEF’s Supply Division, Field Results Group, Innovative Finance and Innovations teams. Ms. Lopez previously led the Global AIDS Advocacy work for UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS Programme, focused on bringing attention to the situation of women, children and adolescents affected by the pandemic. Ms. Lopez was the Regional Advisor on Adolescent Development and Participation in the UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Amman, Jordan from 2010- 2014. Prior to MENA, she spent seven years in UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama as the Regional AIDS Advisor.  Ms. Lopez has been working in the fields of Children & AIDS and Adolescent Development since the mid-90s consulted for various international organizations including UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan American Health Organization and the UN Secretariat's Youth Unit. She was a Research Fellow in the Medical Faculty of the Catholic University of Chile, a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow, and has also conducted research for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Ms. Lopez was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Youth and holds a Master's of Public Health from the Yale University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University. 

Neil Rodrigues     Co-Chair, Supply Chain Management Programming Board

Neil Rodrigues    

Co-Chair, Supply Chain Management Programming Board

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Operations at the International Rescue Committee

Neil Rodrigues is a Supply Chain leader with multi-region & multi-sector executive experience across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the international development, aid and relief, commercial logistics, international trade & engineering sectors.

Coming originally from an engineering supply chain & commercial logistics management background working in leadership roles with large multinational corporates; Neil has worked with a range of NGOs in recent years in leadership roles, including International Medical Corps, Save the Children UK and International, Merlin and the Humanitarian Logistics Association. With a passion for and expertise in developing countries, his objective is to drive excellence in high performing supply chain and logistics global operations through effective change management strategies & inspirational leadership with the aim of furthering outcomes. 

Neil is also passionate about humanitarian causes and the potential of business in being an agent for sustainable positive change through effecting the right linkages and partnerships. 
Susan Hodgson Co-Chair, Supply Chain Management Programming Board

Susan Hodgson

Co-Chair, Supply Chain Management Programming Board

Global Humanitarian Supply Chain Lead, Save the Children International

She has 15 years experience in the humanitarian sector which she joined after completion of 22 years Service in the British Army.  Sue specialises in ensuring that supply chain can meet the needs of all Humanitarian responses for Save the Children, is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Global Logistics Cluster and an active member of the Environmental working group to reduce waste.  Sue holds a degree in Environmental Sciences and has a passion for reducing the impact to the environment around Humanitarian actions. Sue has spent most of her career working at field level manly in complex emergencies and in her free time competes her own horse at Dressage, show jumping and Cross Country, and still manages to find time to dance as an adult ballet dancer, participating in recitals at her local studio.

Ann Rosenberg Co-Chair, Tech for Good Programming Board

Ann Rosenberg

Co-Chair, Tech for Good Programming Board

Executive Sustainability Tech Advisor & Co-Founder of SDG Ambition

A Denmark native, but a global citizen based in New York, Ann has 25 years of experience in the corporate world working with sustainability and purpose. She was part of founding SDG Ambition with UN Global Compact and has dedicated her life to serving as a trailblazer for the UN SDGs.

She launched SDG Ambition at the WEF in Davos, which challenges ands supports companies in being more strategic, and transformative in how they run their businesses to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and build on the ESG framework. SDG Ambition will challenge companies to set bolder goals aligned with their purpose, governance and strategy - and address barriers to speed and scale - with enterprise-wide integration that hardwires the SDGs into business management, business processes, and information technology landscapes. The first ambition launched was Business Ambition for 1.5 C. This ambition challenges companies to take bold action to redefine business models to limit the global temperature and mitigate climate change, which will require integration of new functionalities and datasets within the existing enterprise software for businesses to become sustainable enterprises. This includes carbon accounting across the value chain, carbon ledger approach, calculation of high-level carbon footprint, and more.

She also recently launched SAP Purpose Network Live to connect a community of changemakers committed to addressing the complexity caused by COVID-19.

Bernhard Kowatsch Co-Chair, Tech for Good Programming Board

Bernhard Kowatsch

Co-Chair, Tech for Good Programming Board

Head, UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

The WFP Innovation Accelerator was named by Fast Company as Best Workplace for Innovators and Innovative Team of the Year 2020 for its work in identifying, nurturing and scaling disruptive startups and innovations to end global hunger. In 2019, innovations supported by the Accelerator positively impacted the lives of 1.4 million people directly and many more indirectly across the globe. Most recently, the Accelerator also runs programmes for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in primary healthcare, Humanitarian Grand Challenge and others.