Rowan is CEO, Climate Risk & Resilience at Howden, and Chair of the Insurance Development Forum Operating Committee. His current focus is market interventions to deliver climate resilience for exposed populations and support an orderly and accelerated low carbon transition.
Dr Nicola Ranger helps financial institutions, public and private, factor climate and environmental risks into their decision making, and aims to speed up investment in green finance. She works at the intersection of science, risk analytics, finance, economics and policy.
Jenty Kirsch-Wood is the Head of the Global Risk Analysis and Reporting Section in UNDRR. Previously she served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kyrgyzstan and advised the Viet Nam and Nepal Governments on climate change and disaster resilience issues.
Nick is Co-Director of the Global Risk Modelling Alliance, and Coordinator of the Risk Modelling Steering Group of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). These programmes accelerate use of risk insight in vulnerable economies, using open data and insurance principles to build resilience and unlock risk finance. He previously led the UK Met Office's programme supporting climate and disaster risk finance, following earlier careers in strategy and risk in the military and private sectors. Nick is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of MapAction, the humanitarian geospatial charity, which supports NGOs and CSOs globally in anticipatory action and emergency response.
Stuart is a Disaster Risk and Catastrophe Analytics consultant, working in the development and insurance sectors on assessment and communication of disaster risk for multiple hazards. His research experience is on tsunami hazard and risk modelling, evacuation behaviour and the implementation of tsunami vertical evacuation strategies. His professional background comprises risk assessment for financial and development purposes, and development of risk communication tools.
Alex supports the RPH's communications activities in his role as Communications and Knowledge Exchange Associate at the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.
Anna Freeman is a Senior Research Associate in Resilience Analytics at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, specialising in interdisciplinary environmental research. Her areas of expertise include resilience and adaptation, climate risk and vulnerability, environmental pollution and ecosystem services.
Mark is a research associate in climate analytics and scenarios at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He conducts research on physical climate financial risk, adaptation finance, scenario analysis, and decision making under uncertainty through the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment. Alongside his research, Mark has worked as a consultant for the World Bank on various climate risk and resilience projects.
Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. Prof Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty for water resource systems, flood and coastal risk management, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change.
John is Senior Advisor to GEM (Global Earthquake Model) Foundation and a disaster risk management consultant. He has decades of experience in the assessment of natural hazard risks globally, in building inter-disciplinary capability across academic, public and private sectors, and in strategic planning.
Clare Harris is an international leader in the effective integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics into crisis and disaster management. The aim to ensure highly effective, impactful, and accountable, disaster and climate management systems for all people across the world, leaving no one behind.