Our Board

Our Board is made up of educators, activists and social entrepreneurs with big ambitions and deep experience. Between us we have launched and scaled numerous campaigns, programmes and ventures that have impacted millions of people around the world.

We are focusing our attention on building OPEN into a global brand for responsible business education. As soon as OPEN is established, we will open up the opportunity to stand for election to the Board to our Fellows, Associates and One Planet Business Schools.

 

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Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Co-Founder & President

Jean-Paul (everyone calls him J-P) retired in 2016 following a 27 year career with WWF International, latterly as Director of Corporate Partnerships, where he managed global relationships with multinationals including Unilever, Coca-Cola, Lafarge, Nokia and IKEA and worked closely with them to develop sustainable supply chain initiatives (he co-founded the Forest Stewardship Council and Marine Stewardship Council) as well as executive education programmes including the One Planet Leaders programme (with IMD and INSEAD) and the One Planet MBA (with Exeter Business School).

He holds a Masters degree in Forestry from University of Oxford and a Bachelors degree in International Development from the University of East Anglia.

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Professor Jody Fry, Chair

Jody Fry is a professor at Texas A&M University Central Texas, where he is a principal of the MS One Planet Leadership. Jody has consulted with public and private organisation and published in numerous scholarly journals, as well as founding the International Institute for Spiritual Leadership. His teaching, research, consulting, spiritual direction and leadership development interests are focused on maximising the triple bottom lien through new leadership paradigms that seek to co-create a conscious, sustainable world that works for everyone.

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Tony Cooke, Co-Founder & CEO

Tony is a serial social entrepreneur, consultant and former corporate executive who has dedicated his career to the sustainable business agenda, having worked internationally over many years with leading organisations to develop strategies for sustainable futures across a variety of sectors including agriculture, architecture & construction, education, energy & materials, facilities management, food, financial services, health & wellbeing, natural resources, public services, science and technology.

Up to 2012, Tony was a Vice President at Sodexo, where he was responsible for their $1 billion p.a. public sector business. Previously he has also led complex multi-stakeholder partnerships across agriculture, food, health and education.

Tony began his career in agriculture and food, running a family farming business whilst also co-founding one of the UK’s first local food distribution companies, a sustainable food certification scheme (LEAF Marque), a producer marketing co-operative (Deliciouslyorkshire) and a buying group.

He holds a One Planet MBA (with distinction) from the University of Exeter Business School and a Bachelors degree in Resource Management from the University of Reading. He has also undertaken the International Executive Leadership Programme with the Center for Creative Leadership.

He is a WWF One Planet Leader and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and St George’s House’s Society of Leadership Fellows based at Windsor Castle, England.

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Leo Gilliard, Co-Founder & Treasurer

Leo is Political Advisor at WWF Switzerland, where he has been since 2016. Previously he worked at EcoFormation and the Swiss Embassy in Chile.

He holds a Masters degree in European Studies, Politics & Economics and a Bachelors degree in International Relations, Politics, Economics, History & Law, both from the University of Geneva.

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Dr Sally Jeanrenaud, Co-Founder

Sally is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Business School, focusing her research interests on innovation for sustainability. She was previously a Co-Founder and Founding Director of the Green Economy Coalition and led the Future of Sustainability Initiative at the IUCN.

She is a qualified practitioner in both biomimicry and mindfulness and seeks to integrate a humanistic and ecological perspective on sustainability.

Sally holds a PhD in Conservation and Development from the University of East Anglia, a Masters degree in Forestry from the University of Oxford and a Bachelors degree in International Development from the University of East Anglia.

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Professor Jonathan Gosling, Co-Founder 

Jonathan has been Professor of Leadership and Director of Executive Education at two UK Universities (Lancaster and Exeter) and a visiting Prof at McGill in Canada, Renmin in China, Insead in France & Singapore, Auckland in New Zealand and IEDC in Slovenia. He has been a constant reformer of management education – co-founding the first PhD in Critical Management, the multi-country IMPM.org, and the One Planet MBA. Although much of his work has been with executive teams, he is also deeply committed to supporting supervisory and middle managers, which is where real gains are to be made in the quality of business.

He has has authored or co-authored over 40 academic articles and 7 books, and many thousands of emails. It is only the latter that he regrets.

Like Tony, he is a sailor, and generally aims to go the right way around the cans in his fast catamaran (Hurricane 5.9SX for those who care).

He is Lead Faculty at the Forward.institute, and current projects include improving the leadership of malaria elimination in Swaziland and Zimbabwe; and leadership development in the Red Cross in Kenya and South Sudan.

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Franziska Zoller, Co-Founder

Franziska is Head of Innovation & Education at WWF Switzerland, where she has been since 2006. Previously, she worked on campaign management for Pro Natura.

She holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zurich.

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Dr Glenda Raven, Board Member

Dr Glenda Raven is Senior Manager of the Environmental Leaders Programme for WWF South Africa. She works in skills development for the environment, within a systems approach focusing on:  (i) career, competence and professional development of individual professionals; (ii) strengthening organisations (learning and employer organisations) that employ and enable the further development of professionals as they enter into and move through careers; and (iii) engaging with the national policy framework to integrate green skills that support a transition to a green economy into the processes of skills planning and development.

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Professor Shiv Tripathi, Board Member

Shiv Tripathi is a Senior Professor and Dean of the School of Management at CMR University in Bangalore, India. Shiv is a management educator and practitioner with focus on sustainability and humanism. He is a strong believer that ‘sustainability is a mindset’ and essential condition for realizing sustainable development goals. He explores sustainability issues through qualitative research, preferring to approach sustainability research issues through a ‘phronesis’ focus.

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Professor Grant Linscott, Board Member

Grant Linscott has been a Professor of Design for the last ten years working from the South of France, where he has taught both undergraduate/postgraduate business and design students (Kedge Business School) and executive MBA students (Jiao Tong University, Shanghai). His research into the ontology of the designer and the organisational behaviour of creative organisations has allowed him to develop a unique immersive andragogy used to teach Design Thinking and Strategic Design Management, with a goal to engage his students in personal transformation.

Grant is passionate about the value of design for the world today and for our vision and creation of our world tomorrow. He also believes that the best way to implement societal change is to educate business professionals to ‘think like designers’.

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