Calliope has joined The Partnering Initiative as an associate to help with delivering programmes and developing extractive industries best practice for cross-sector partnerships. She has over 15 years experience in delivering practical and partnering based counsel on sustainable growth to business. Her experience has been gained within the oil, gas and power industry (BP, Amoco, Shell) and the World Bank’s oil and gas energy policy division.
Calliope has worked internationally on projects and processes which integrate business, social and environmental agendas and has the skills to help stakeholders innovate via cross-sector partnerships and collaboration.
Calliope has commercial expertise gained along the energy value-chain and is adept at spanning the interface between strategy, policy and operational implementation. The experience at the World Bank developed additional skills which include leadership in change management; government liaison at a Ministerial level on oil and gas policy; external communications at public platforms; oil & gas sector development and multi-lateral lending; leadership at a global level on carbon financing and a clear understanding on role of public-private partnerships in energy access, commercialization and sustainability.
To add to the practical experience, she has strong academic and theoretical qualifications which support and enhance the practical advice offered. A particular interest is enabling multi-stakeholder partnerships to adapt to complex emergent systems such as sustainable development.
As an Associate of TPI, together with the TPI staff, Calliope has helped develop the basic principles for cross-sector engagement as submitted to the Rio +20 platform.
She holds a Masters in Petroleum Engineering, a Postgraduate Certificate in Cross-sector Partnership and a Masters in Responsibility and Business practice (gained from Bath University in 2010).