Advisory Board

Terms of reference

The Advisory Board meet formally once a year but are encouraged to work closely with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London between meetings.

The main role of the Board is to:

  • Advise on strategic direction of the Institutes and priorities and gaps in programmes;
  • Provide insights on the climate scene and key developments and events based on individual member’s knowledge;
  • Give advice on the priority issues on which to engage and how best might the Institutes exert influence;
  • Act as ambassadors for the Institutes at the national and international level;
  • Propose funding opportunities which the Institutes should pursue and advice on how to realise those potential opportunities;
  • Members will serve for a period of five years, renewable once.


Current members are:

  • Jeremy Grantham, Donor, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • Hannelore Grantham, Donor, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

And (listed alphabetically by surname):

  • Tamsin Cooper, Strategy Director, Green Alliance
  • Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy
  • Professor Sam Fankhauser, Co-Director, LSE
  • Professor Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, ICL
  • Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Chair, Grantham Institute, ICL
  • Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Provost for Research, ICL
  • Mr Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dr Gerard Lyons, Economic Adviser, Mayor of London OfficeJoan Macnaughton, Chair of The Climate Group
  • Joan Macnaughton, Chair of The Climate Group
  • Jennifer Morgan, Co-Executive Director, Greenpeace
  • Professor Judith Rees, Vice Chair, GRI, LSE
  • Professor Lord Martin Rees OM PRS, Master of Trinity, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Martin Siegert, Director, Grantham Institute, ICL
  • Mr James Smith, Chairman, The Carbon Trust
  • Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair, GRI, LSE
  • Mr Marc Stuart, Private Equity Investor, Allotrope Ventures, East Bay, CA
  • Nigel Topping, Executive Director, Carbon Discslosure Project (CDP)
  • Dr Paul Woolley, Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE