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Board of Trustees

Jo Beall

Jo is the Executive Director, Education and Society for the British Council. She has previously been Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) for the University of Cape Town and Professor of Development Studies, directing the Development Studies Institute, at the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and continues to publish.

Liz Carlile

As Director of Communications for IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) and non-Executive Director at Merlin Publishing, Liz has over 20 years senior management experience working on communications in the voluntary sector. She has a BA Hons in Geography from the London University School of Oriental and African Studies as well as a postgraduate qualification in Strategic Marketing Communications. Liz has worked as a consultant on communications strategy, implementation and mentoring to a range of development and research organisations, including IDS, Progressio, FOE, IFRTD, IT Publications and People in AID. Liz is a Communications Advisor to the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation research initiative and works as a Strategic Communications Advisor to World Bank Wealth Accounting and Valuation for Ecosystem Services. She was also a Founder Member of Panos and worked as Head of Information Marketing and Acting Director for the organisation.

Sohail Naqvi

Sohail Naqvi is Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Science, the premier business, liberal arts, law, science and engineering university of Pakistan and ranked among the best in the region. He has 20 years of leadership experience in academia, industry and government, achieving ambitious growth targets with huge socio-economic impact on society. He has a proven record of spearheading massive reform, enhancement of quality and growth of academic organizations in the public and private sectors. He is recognized by International Multilaterals and Pakistani public and private sector for bringing about a paradigm change in the national system of higher education of over 150 institutions, 300,000 students and 13,000 faculty members, across Pakistan.


David Nicholson

David is Journals Publishing Director for Life Sciences, at Wiley-Blackwell.  He leads a programme of over 150 society and proprietary journals working with a team based in several European and Asia-Pacific locations. Prior to joining the company in 2004 he spent nine years at CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK, working on their portfolio of online and printed products including an educational partnership with the Wellcome Trust. He previously worked for Butterworth-Heinemann in editorial and marketing roles on medical journals. David has a particular interest in international development and the issues around access to scholarly information, and represented Wiley-Blackwell at the Research4Life strategy meeting in 2010.

Anne Tutt

Anne is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with more than 25 years' experience as an executive member of private sector boards, mainly as Finance Director including manufacturing and banking. Anne obtained a BSc in Economics from University College Wales and currently has a portfolio of Non Executive roles including Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds ,the Adventure Capital Fund, SASC LLP and the Social Investment Business.

She is also a Non-executive member of the audit committees of the Home Office and DEFRA. As well as having experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Anne has a personal interest in development in Africa.

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