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TPI is governed and supported by a highly accomplished, multi-sectoral, independent Board of Trustees. The Board provides strategic direction and ensures sound management and governance.

Katy Hartley (Chair)

Katy Hartley is the Director of Strategy at the Laudes Foundation where she is responsible for the design and adaptation of the foundation’s strategy. In 2020, Katy led the development of its first five-year strategy consulting over 300 stakeholders, and the Laudes Foundation Economic System Map.

Previously the Head of Philips Foundation and the Director of Philanthropy Communications at the Porticus & C&A Foundations, Katy Hartley has worked for twenty years in the fields of philanthropy, strategy development, concept creation, partnership building, international public affairs, communications and stakeholder management.

Marta Garcia (Treasurer)

Marta is Co-lead of Social Finance’s international team, with particular responsibility for Latin America and other middle-income / developed countries. She is a senior strategy consultant with extensive people and business management experience within both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Marta was the Director of Business Development at Leaders’ Quest, aiming to improve the quality and impact of today’s leaders through experiential-based journeys that foster collaboration across sectors and geographies, and was the Director of the Leaders’ Quest Foundation, revamping the Foundation’s strategy and sustainability planning.

Marta was a Trustee of the Board of the Family Planning Association UK, for 5 years until 2019, with the final two as Vice-Chair.

Elizabeth Stuart

Elizabeth Stuart is Executive Director of Digital Pathways at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. Pathways is a research, policy engagement and teaching programme focussed on questions of governance of digital technologies. She previously performed the same role for the Pathways for Prosperity, a global policy commission aiming to set out how developing countries can foster digital technologies for inclusive growth, which was co-chaired by philanthropist Melinda Gates, tech entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa and Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

Before joining Oxford University, Elizabeth was director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI); director of policy and research for Save the Children UK; a financial journalist for the Guardian newspaper and BBC and spent seven years in Washington DC running the Oxfam International office.

Marianne Mwaniki

Marianne Mwaniki is a social entrepreneur based in Nairobi where she has set up her own FinTech company. Initially Head of Social Impact for the Visa Foundation, where she leveraged Visa’s capital, assets, people and knowledge to create new business opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises to create new jobs, Marianne finished her time with the Foundation as Vice Chairman. She spent 16 years with Standard Chartered Bank, latterly as the Head of Sustainability Engagement and Reputational Risk, the Head of Social and Economic Impact in the UK, where she lead the Bank’s global strategy for assessing and enhancing its social and economic impact across 70 countries and, finally, in Nairobi as the Managing Director for Priority Clients, Africa.

Marianne was a Member of the Board of Directors for the British Chamber of Commerce in Kenya where she led the SME working group to define opportunities to support their growth. Marianne is a volunteer advisor at WORKing for Youth, a business-led initiative to tackle youth unemployment in the UK, and a volunteer Start Up Coach for the Catalyst Fund’s startup coaching programme at BFA Global, which matches leading experts in the startup, tech and financial services sectors with their portfolio companies, providing advice and guidance on business strategy, growth hacking, fundraising, product management and more.

Caron Rohsler

Caron Röhsler was appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to Maldives in July 2019. She became the British High Commissioner on 1 February 2020, after Maldives was readmitted into the Commonwealth.

Caron joined the FCO in 2000, after working for 7 years in the then nascent online publishing industry. She has served overseas in Washington DC and, most recently as British High Commissioner to Seychelles. In London she held several positions working on Africa policy, including in the FCO Minister for Africa’s private office. She has also worked on the Asia Pacific region, on migration issues, and in public diplomacy.

Dr Thomas Hale

Dr Thomas Hale is a Professor of Global Public Policy at the University of Oxford. His research explores how we can manage transnational problems effectively and fairly. He seeks to explain how political institutions evolve–or not–to face the challenges raised by globalization and interdependence, with a particular emphasis on environmental and economic issues.

He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and an AB in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. A US national, Hale has studied and worked in Argentina, China, and Europe.

His books include Beyond Gridlock (Polity 2017), Between Interests and Law: The Politics of Transnational Commercial Disputes (Cambridge 2015), Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge 2014), and Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation Is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity 2013).

James Cole

James Cole has worked internationally across public, private and NGO sectors and is the Chief Innovation Officer of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). CISL hosts the EU Green Growth Platform, EU Corporate Leaders Group on climate change and Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Awards Programme. James shares responsibility for the Institute’s strategy, performance and impact and is a regular faculty member and contributes to CISL’s Executive and Postgraduate degree programmes. James was previously the Strategic Relationships Manager at Vodafone and developed a Business Engagement function to build key strategic partnerships and private sector networks to support environmental campaigns for Friends of the Earth.

At CISL (which hosts 7 corporate leadership platforms) James works across over 250 corporates per year, CISL’s 20,000 Network, and their major institutional partnerships. He is actively involved in the collaborative platforms CISL are part of, such as We Mean Business, Business for Nature, Cambridge conservation Initiative, and UKGBC amongst others.

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