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People Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the Oxford Martin School has been convened to ensure international focus and experience from a broad range of sectors is brought to bear on the School's research agenda and public engagement strategies. The Council provides valuable advice and ongoing support to the School, especially through the annual meeting in Oxford and other visits or events throughout the year. 

Members: 

  • Larry Brilliant, President, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group
  • Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group
  • Francis Finlay, Chairman Emeritus, EastWest Institute, New York
  • Orit Gadiesh, Chair, Bain & Co
  • Ben Goldsmith, Founding Partner, WHEB Group
  • Zaha Hadid, Dame, Founding Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and Chair of the Advisory Council
  • Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, LinkedIn
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General, World Trade Organization
  • Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Trevor Manuel, Former Minister, Republic of South Africa
  • Lillian Martin, Oxford Martin School
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director-General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India; former CEO, Infosys
  • Joseph Nye, Professor & former Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow), former President of the Royal Society, and Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, and Professor, Harvard University
  • Mark Shuttleworth, IT entrepreneur and Founder of the Ubuntu Project
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP
  • Nicholas Stern (Lord Stern of Brentford), President, British Academy; IG Patel Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, and Professor, Columbia University
  • HRH Prince Talal Bin Muhammad, Prince of Jordan
  • Sir Crispin Tickell, former Director, Policy Foresight Programme
  • Laurence Tubiana, Director, Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations
  • Craig Venter, President, J Craig Venter Institute
  • Wang Enge, President, Peking University  
  • Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; former President of Mexico

Ex-Officio:

  • Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School
  • Roger Goodman, Head of Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford, and Chair of the Management Committee for the Oxford Martin School