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Staff

Natalia Agüeros-Macario, Programme Manager
  • Natalia manages international climate policy activities in the Green Growth Platform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Her background includes multilateral science co-operation and interdisciplinary environmental research practice and policy development.
  • Natalia has over twelve years’ experience working with policymakers and scientists on environmental issues, in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Natalia has worked on creating science, technology, and innovation partnerships for the SDGs in Europe, and managed an interdisciplinary environmental research programme at The Earth Institute, New York. Previously she worked in New York State government where she specialised in environment-as-quality of life issues to inform policy development.
  • Natalia holds an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian, and German.
Aurore Cupers, Project Coordinator
  • Aurore joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in May 2017 as Project Coordinator for the EU Office.
  • Aurore loves travelling and she has had various international experiences before joining CISL. She spent the last three years working as an executive assistant and interpreter for a renowned culinary school in Italy. She holds a degree in Germanic Languages and one in Multilingual Communication.
Jill Duggan, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Jill Duggan is Directory of Policy at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The policy team runs a number of collaborative business, policy and climate change initiatives including providing secretariat for the CLG and EU and Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platforms.
  • Jill has been a Senior Associate of CISL for two years and brings with her extensive experience of international climate and energy policy from both government and industry perspectives. Jill has been deeply involved in the development of climate policy in the UK and Europe as well as working extensively in the United States and Canada.
  • She was previously Director of Policy for Doosan Babcock before running her own consultancy, Carbon Policy Associates. Jill has been a board member for a diverse range of organisations – from the European Power Plant Suppliers Association to Sandbag, a global climate think tank. She has experienced the climate and energy arena from a variety of perspectives and has a broad understanding of the opportunities and obstacles that face business and policymakers.
Tamara Inkster-Draper, Project Manager
  • Tamara joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in August 2014 in the Business Platforms team. Her work primarily supports the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s international initiatives including The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and its Climate Communiqués, and the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action.
  • Prior to joining CISL, Tamara worked at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture on Climate Change Mitigation Policy, and International Trade and Market Access. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from James Cook University, Australia and is currently completing a PhD investigating the impacts of climate change on tropical biodiversity.
Serena Liuni, Project Co-ordinator
  • Serena gained broad international experience both in the public and private sector working as a project officer for interdisciplinary European projects within multicultural teams, focusing on the implementation of EU regional policies, Structural Funds management, institutional and capacity building, local, rural and sustainable development.
  • Serena worked for the DG AGRI (EC) European Network for Rural Development in Brussels, and as a research assistant for the Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Economic Development in Rome. She holds an MPhil in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, and a postgraduate specialisation in local development projects evaluation from the Economics and Finance Ministry School in Rome. Serena is an Italian native speaker, proficient in English and French, and currently learning Spanish.
Fiona Riggall, Senior Project Manager
  • Fiona manages a range of projects and platforms in the policy and climate portfolio, predominately The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.
  • Before joining the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2011 Fiona worked as a Climate Change Officer in the public sector. Prior to that she worked for three environmental charities as a fundraiser, securing over £6million for projects in the UK and overseas. Fiona holds an MSc in Botanical Surveying and a BSc in Biology and Geography. She also manages CISL’s Sustainability Group to reduce its operational environmental impact and in 2016 won the Green Impact Environmental Hero award. Outside of work she is often found on her allotment and is a keen dressmaker.
Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator
  • Annabelle has experience in climate advocacy with responsibilities in project and event management, communications, policy evaluation and consultancy.
  • Before joining CISL, Annabelle worked for ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, where her experience included supporting events at COP21. Prior to this she completed an internship for the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park in France where she evaluated its climate policy.
  • Annabelle holds an MA in Sustainable Development and a BA in Politics and International Relations.
Helen Spence-Jackson, Senior Programme Manager
  • Helen joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s EU office in April 2012. She manages the Green Growth Platform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Her background is in EU affairs, local and regional government policy, climate change and sustainability issues.
  • Helen has fifteen years’ experience of working in Brussels for various organisations, lobbying the European Commission and working with MEPs. She worked for the Local Government Association (LGA) for England and Wales, and was responsible for leading the energy, climate change and sustainability policy portfolios. Helen holds an MSc in European & International Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Eliot leads a body of work to support business and policy action on climate change. He is the Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group – which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change.
  • Eliot has over 15 years’ experience in working to unlock systemic change, including providing policy analysis around climate action for Save the Children and Christian Aid, leading Christian Aid’s UK lobbying work with parliamentarians and political parties, and working on mobilising grassroots campaigning in locations from Addis Ababa to Birmingham.

 

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