Key personnel

Hans Hassle
Hans Hassleco-Founder & Chairman
Hans Hassle has more than 30 years of experience in the business sector and for 15 years served as CEO of Swedish communication agency Vision and Reality Communication AB in Stockholm. Since 1986, Hans has been a pioneer of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and together with his wife Karin Hassle runs his own management company evolution? AB. He developed early strategical tools for Corporate Citizenship and Brand Management analyzing values and daily practices connected to brand strategy. Hans was appointed by the Swedish Government to the Ethical Committee of Karolinska Medical Institute in Stockholm (Regionala Etikprövningsnämnden vid Karolinska Institutet). evolution? AB runs social business in Burma, invests knowledge capital in social enterprise, educates leaders in sustainable leadership as well as assists organisations in implementation of the Companization governance model. In 2012, Hans Hassle became an official member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and joined the Forum’s Think Tank as one of 88 members. Hassle was in 2010 and 2011 nominated Sustainable Leader of the Year by the Swedish Association of Environmental Managers and In 2012, he was awarded CEO of the Year, Sweden by European CEO as well as put on the World Finance 100 list in 2012. Hassle is co-author of the Global Compact Research Report Sweden published by UN Global Compact in 2004 and Author of the book “Business as Usual is over”, published in 2012. Hans Hassle served as CEO of Plantagon International AB from January 2008 until May 2016. He served as Secretary General of Plantagon International Association until October 2018. He is currently (October 2018) moving into several board positions in the Plantagon Group. 2016 Hassle was appointed member of ADC Forum Advisory Council.
Owe Pettersson
Owe PetterssonExecutive Vice President; Corporate Governance
Owe Pettersson has 20 years experience from the insurance- and banking industry. He served as Vice President of Sampo Bank 2005 – 2007. He was Group Cash Manager at If Insurance 2000 – 2005, handling and developing international systems with an annual volume of USD 9 billion. Owe Pettersson also held positions as Relationship Manager and Sales Global Cash Manager at Danske Bank. Owe served as Chief Operating Officer at Plantagon from January 2010 until May 1st 2016 when he took the office as the present CEO of Plantagon.
Shrikant Ramakrishnan
Shrikant RamakrishnanSenior Vice President; Global Business Development
Shrikant Ramakrishnan has over 20 years of dedicated service in the airline, hospitality and real estate industries in the Middle East and Europe. Shrikant holds an MBA in International Marketing and International Law together with a M.M.S. in Marketing and Market Research. Shrikant comes from a family that since thirteen generations back holds the responsibility as heads of one of the oldest and ancient Indian temple trusts. Until June 2015 Shrikant Ramakrishnan held the title as the final signatory for that trust. Shrikant started to work for Plantagon in February 2009 and has been holding the office as Plantagon Global Business Development Director since November 2013.
Michele Di Dato
Michele Di DatoExecutive Vice President; Finance
Michele Di Dato has extensive experience from the advertising industry and is the owner of BrandEmotional Response Group (BERG) in Stockholm. BERG is one of few Swedish advertising agencies who have been rated AAA by Dun & Bradstreet. Michele Di Dato has a long background in management and leadership and has held several positions as director both within the private and public sector as well as the voluntary sector. Michele Di Dato is a former professional ice hockey player and professional manager and has served as the sports manager for Djurgården Hockey. He now devotes much of his free time promoting good sportsmanship built on moral and ethical values within the sports movement. Michele Di Dato has served as Member of the Corporate Boards since January 2008.
Sten Lundqvist
Sten LundqvistVice Chairman; Human Resource
Sten Lundqvist has 40 years of experience from the IT-, insurance- and telecom industry. Sten has worked as CFO and CEO and has a long background in management and leadership. He has also lived and worked in USA and has established a global management consultancy company focused on wireless communication. Today Sten is a senior advisor and board member of two regional insurance companies.
Torbjörn Berglund
Torbjörn Berglund Chief Technology Officer
Torbjörn was responsible for the coordination of the Stockholm Waterfront Project, Stockholm´s smartest building according to many, dues to its very impressive energy solutions. The building has sealed double glass facades which become gigantic solar collectors for producing hot water. The building also uses “phase conversion technology” by storing 250 tonnes of water which every night partly freeze to ice and then is used as cooling for the building. An effective energy system requires coordination of many parameters in order to minimize the need for energy to the building, and hence cut the CO2 emissions emitted from it.
Mia Kleregård
Mia KleregårdCEO Plantagon Production Sweden AB
Mia Kleregård has over 20 years of international leadership experience. She has held several high strategic positions over the years within the business sector and also voluntarily due to her passion for social responsibility and to contribute to change the world to a better place.

For 12 years she was in the Board of Management in Apollo Resor AB, responsible for expanding in both in different destinations all over the world and in Norway. Moving back to Sweden in 2007, she was appointed Area Manager in Systembolaget AB before given the position as the head of the transformation in culture change of the company. By 2015 she started her own company as a speaker and mentor within leadership. To follow her curiosity she attended Singularity University in 2017 in Silicon Valley, USA.

Her knowledge has been rewarded and appreciated in several high level summits like the UN, within the area of bold leadership, innovation and future of technology.

Sepehr Mousavi
Sepehr MousaviChief Sustainability Officer
Sepehr is a sustainability professional competent within areas of multidisciplinary planning, urban ecology, standardization as well as smart cities, energy-water-food (-waste) nexus and social responsibility. Holding two Masters degrees in Agroecology and Business Administration, multinational background and working experiences; all together provide him with an overall understanding of our global sustainability challenges for framework development and implementation of innovative solutions in urban settings with a systemic and holistic approach.
Sepehr joined Plantagon’s core team of professionals as an active member and ambassador and currently serves as Board Member of Plantagon Non-Profit Association.
He chairs the national technical committee of Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) on Sustainable Urban Food Production, is the chair to SIS’s national technical committee on Sustainable and Smart Cities and Communities, works with European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities platform, ISO and IEC joint committee (JTC1) on Smart Cities and holds a chair with International Standard Organization (ISO) as technical committee member on Sustainable Development in Communities.
Joakim Rytterborn
Joakim RytterbornHead of Research and Development
Joakim Rytterborn leads Plantagon’s R&D processes, manages R&D organizations and ensures the transfer of new know-how and technology to staff, working-groups or departments.
Joakim has a degree in Project Management from Umeå School of Business and Economics and extensive experiences as supervisor and project manager in innovative development and construction projects. As Head of R&D Joakim works with research, development and implementation of methods for growing food in closed loop systems, smart energy systems and reutilization of urban resources. His expertise includes integration of connected systems within urban functions e.g. surplus energy, heat spillage, water efficient techniques and reuse of organic waste. Joakim as Plantagon’s technical-challenge-solver has a unique understanding of practical settings and solutions in the urban agriculture arena.

Advisory Group

Mats Hellström
Mats Hellström Senior Advisor Trade & Agriculture
Mats Hellström is Former Minister of Foreign Trade, European and Nordic Affairs and Agriculture in various Swedish Cabinets between 1983–1991 and 1994–1996. He served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Germany in 1996–2001 and Governor of the Province of Stockholm in 2002–2006. Within his work, Mats is devoted to the promotion of sustainable innovation.
Madeleine Cæsar
Madeleine CæsarSenior Advisor Interaction Academics/Business
Madeleine Cæsar has a long experience of supporting and developing research institutes and cooperations between industries and universities. She is the chairperson of Mälardalen University, Sweden and was CEO of the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (The KK Foundation), established by the Swedish Parliament during 1999-2009. She was COO of the Foundation between 1995-1998 and was responsible for education and research programs. The Foundation supports higher education and research at Sweden’s university colleges and new universities. Madeleine is also on the board of the Interactive Institute, which is a research institute under the ownership of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Holding AB, owned by the Swedish Government. During 1970-1995 Madeleine served at the Ministry of Industry and has been the head of the division for Industrial Research and Development. In 1992-1995 she was director and head of the division responsible for budget coordination and planning at the Ministry of Industry. She has been responsible for, and member of, several governmental committees concerning technical research and development. She also has also been on several boards of government owned technical development companies. Madeleine has a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University.
Fredrik Billing
Fredrik Billing Senior Advisor Business Development
Fredrik Billing holds a BA in Finance from Stockholm University and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. Additionally, Fredrik has experiences from graduate education at Wharton Business School, private equity management training at EVCA, Lausanne, as well as activelly promoting the creation of new businesses at Chalmers Entrepreneur School. Fredrik is an experienced business coach with a successful track record in management, development and financing of innovative technology firms, with demonstrated competence in the cleantech sector. Fredrik is particularly involved in developing cleantech companies, and high-tech solutions that can be applied to minimize industrial and environmental problems. Fredrik has experience from working with the Stockholm Institute for Water and Air (IVL) and the affiliated Stockholm Environmental Technology Centre (SMTC), where he during a period of three years has done consultancy work as a business/innovation coach for environmental technology firms.
Mia Kristiansson
Mia KristianssonPlantagon Ambassador
Mia Kristiansson has a background being the senior media adviser for Bonnier, Channel 5 as well as advisor at one of the leading agencies specializing in advising significant media buyers. Mia has worked with media strategies for TV, multimedia, integrated communications and integrated marketing communications. She has a passion for media and media’s instrumental value in communications and operates and carries out analysis of media and communications through collecting, evaluating and analyzing large quantities of information. Today, Mia focus on creating scenarios for future media consumption, and describes media convergence in order to predict the development and establish a platform for communication strategies.
Thomas Malmer
Thomas MalmerSenior Advisor Academia/R&D
Thomas Malmer works to bridge science, politics and industry. He has great knowledge and experience of Swedish research and innovation systems and experience of how to build communication of science between different sectors. Thomas has worked on strategy and policy development in many sectors such as the university sector, life sciences, transport and environment / energy / cleantech. He has extensive experience in building partnerships and mutual learning between research, industry and politics, including the IVA and the Ministry of environment. Thomas has leadership experience from the private sector and NGO:s and serves as member of various company and organization boards. Today he is partner at the consultancy company Percipia AB.
Mikael Kullman
Mikael KullmanSenior Advisor Global Business Development
Mikael Kullman has 20 years of predominantly international experience working with clean tech and sustainable development in both the private sector as well as the public sector.Mikael joined Plantagon during the fall of 2012 as an advisor of business development for local and international markets. Mikael has recently worked as Attache at the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi, India, promoting business partnerships between Swedish and Indian actors in the clean tech area. With a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Mikael has experience working as a consultant in the environment technology field at Sweco, where he also held the position as Managing Director for Sweco International for 5 years.
Mats Rönne
Mats Rönne Senior Advisor Brand Management
One of Sweden’s most respected brand and marketing professionals, with over 25 years of experience from both the client and agency side. After graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Mats has during his career led the global brand strategy and brand development work at both Ericsson and Electrolux, and also worked with a variety of international clients in a range of board-level agency positions. He co-founded the international agency network BBN, as well as the Swedish advertising effectiveness competition “100-wattaren” and the Swedish chapter of IAA (the International Advertising Association). In return, the IAA designated him as one of their “Internationalists” in 2008 in recognition of international marketing excellence. Mats is also a former board director and chairman of Sveriges Annonsörer (the Association of Swedish Advertisers). Today, Mats puts his broad and extensive experience of brand, media and communications development to use as a consultant and speaker focusing on brand and marketing strategy, marketing effectiveness and media development. Mats is also a member of “Reklamombudsmannens Opinionsnämnd”, the independent trade body that determines whether advertising in Sweden meets public standard.

Honorary Board

We have envisioned globally recognized individuals to contribute to the development of Plantagon  in form of advice, lecture, speech, debate etc. Some work is public and the preliminary content of the annual program is set containing keynote speakers, experts and lecturers. The timing for the different activities is set as we move along. Check the Calendar for more information.

Professor Oren R. Lyons
Professor Oren R. LyonsUniversity of Buffalo / Faithkeeper of Onondaga Nation - Onandaga Nation, New York State
Professor Oren Lyons is the Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Once a legendary lacrosse player, Lyons is now a recognized advocate of indigenous rights and the global environmental challenge. Oren Lyons was born in 1930 and raised in the culture and practices of the Iroquois on the Seneca and Onondaga nations in Upstate New York.

For over fourteen years he has taken part in the meetings in Geneva of Indigenous Peoples of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations, and helped to establish the Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982.

He serves on the Executive Committee of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, and is a principal figure in the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders. He was a negotiator between the governments of Canada, Quebec, New York State and the Mohawk Indians in the Oka crisis during the summer of 1990.

In 1992 he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations where he opened the International Year of the World’s Indigenous People. Lyons has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Syracuse University. He has been the recipient of the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the National Audubon Award, the Earth Day International Award of the United Nations, and the Elder and Wiser Award of the Rosa Parks Institute for Human Rights.

In 2000 Chief Lyons addressed the Millennium Peace Summit in the UN Assembly Hall, making his famous ”The Ice is Melting Speech”. 2014 he gave the same speech, at the same UN Assembly Hall – ending it with: ”As we speak, the ice continues to melt in the north”.

Lyons serves on the board of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and is board chairman of Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations.

Oren R. Lyons served as the Chairman of Plantagon International AB from January 2008 until May 2016. He is now Honorary Chairman of the Plantagon International Association Board of Directors.

Professor Dickson Despommier
Professor Dickson DespommierColumbia University -New York City, The United States
Dr. Dickson Despommier is a microbiologist, an ecologist, and emeritus professor of Public and Environmental Health at the Columbia University. For 27 years he conducted research on cellular and molecular parasitism and held lectures and courses on Parasitic Disease, Medical Ecology and Ecology. From one of these courses, in 1999, he founded the root for this idea of raising crops in tall buildings; so called vertical farming.

The Vertical Farms are hi-tech hydroponic greenhouses stacked one on top of the other, thus making it possible to farm crops in a city. Although indoor agriculture has been around for a long time, nobody before Despommier had thought of making it vertical. Despommier thinks that vertical agriculture is one of the best solutions to counter population increase, urbanization and infectious diseases caused by parasites that spread when human feces is used as a fertilizer for traditional farming methods.

In 2010, Despommier published his widely received book: “The Vertical Farm: feeding the world in the 21st Century”, St. Martin’s Press, New York. Two years ago vertical farms were regarded as a utopia, but one year ago the first prototypes were built. Among those prototypes are: a three-story VF Suwon, South Korea, over 50 (plant factories that qualify as vertical farms) in Japan, a commercial vertical farm in Singapore that opened in 2012, and another in Chicago that was built in an old industrial building.

Vertical farms have many advantages: food is organically farmed, urban space is saved, it is possible to farm all year round and in any place, and use of agrochemicals is eliminated. His idea was regarded as visionary several years ago, but today it has become a beacon for all countries where food imports are high.

Despommier claims that even developing countries could use this technique to fight one of the most dangerous plagues of the world: hunger. Vertical farms serve as the basis for re-designing cities as technological equivalents to functional ecosystems.

Ms. Connie Hedegaard
Ms. Connie HedegaardFormer European Commissioner, EU Commission - Copenhagen, Denmark
Connie Hedegaard Koksbang is a Danish politician and public intellectual who has been European Commissioner for Climate Action since 10 February 2010 till 31 October 2015.

On behalf of Denmark, she hosted the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen 2009. She was Danish Minister for Climate and Energy from 23 November 2007 and had been the Danish Minister for the Environment from 2 August 2004 to 23 November 2007.

In Denmark, she was a member of the Conservative People’s party (DKF), and was a member of parliament from 10 January 1984 to 3 October 1990. She was also elected a member of the Folketing in the 2005 Danish Parliamentary election. Prior to becoming a minister, she worked as a journalist at DR, the Danish national broadcaster.

Dr. Jan de Wilt
Dr. Jan de WiltAgribusiness program manager, The Innovation network – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. Jan de Wilt is Champion for sustainable agriculture at the Dutch innovation network, InnovatieNetwerk. His specialties are agriculture and agribusiness, industrial ecology, bio-based economy, animal integrity, marine production systems. Working experience in academia and public administration.

Jan de Wilt is a Dutch agricultural engineer, with a background in animal sciences. After his PhD in animal behavior and welfare at Wageningen University, he held jobs in research planning and management, foresight and innovation. He is now involved in groundbreaking innovations in agriculture, agribusiness and rural areas.

Industrial ecology is an important focus in his work de Wilt, at Innovation network he is responsible for Agroparks (industrial ecology in agriculture), Greenhouse Village (linking greenhouses and buildings to create new public utilities), Bioport (Rotterdam as main port for biomass), Marine Parks (multifunctional use of space at sea by combining energy infrastructure with aquaculture), Ecoferm (remediation of waste streams from farms and power plants by algae production) and Ecopyramid (multiple use of biomass aimed at eco-efficiency and value creation).

Dr. Franz Fischler
Dr. Franz FischlerFormer European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development / Executive director of Fischler Consult GMBH – Absam, Austria
Franz Fischler is an Austrian politician. He was the European Union’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries between 1995 and 2004.Currently he is the acting President of the European Forum Alpbach.

Dr. Fischler has been Director of Tyrol Chamber of Agriculture from 1985 to 1989, between 1989 and 1994 Fischler was Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry and since 1990 elected Member of National Council. In 1995 he became European Commissioner in Brussels, responsible for agriculture and rural development and in 1999 fisheries also became part of his responsibilities.

At the 1999 Berlin summit, Franz Fischler had significant influence on the Agenda 2000+.

In 2011 Austria has decided to nominate Dr. Franz Fischler as a candidate for the position of director general of FAO.

Professor Lou Yongqi
Professor Lou YongqiDean and Vice President, Tongji University – Shanghai, China
Lou Yongqi is the Dean and Professor of the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is also Vice President of CUMULUS, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, and visiting Professor at the School of Art, Design and Architecture of Aalto University in Finland.

His main research focuses on social design and sustainable design. He plays an active role in promoting interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice internationally. Lou Yongqi currently serves on the boards of Alta Scuola Politecnica, Danish Design School Kolding, DESIS, and Design Issues (a MIT Press journal), among others.

His latest book is Design Harvests: An acupunctural design approach toward sustainability, published by Mistra Urban Futures in Sweden.

His works have been exhibited in the Design Museum of Helsinki, the Triennale Design Museum in Milano, and other prestigious institutions.

Ms. Monika Zimmermann
Ms. Monika ZimmermannDeputy Secretary General at ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability - Bonn, Germany
Monika Zimmermann joined ICLEI, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, in 1993. She started to build up the International Training Centre at ICLEI European Secretariat, where she was responsible for around 50 events, distance training courses, international projects and the set-up of ICLEI’s new working areas.

Since joining the World Secretariat in 2010, she has been responsible for the teams working on global events, knowledge management, urban research, EcoMobility and Future City Leaders. Today, more than 1200 cities, towns, counties, and their associations in 84 countries comprise ICLEI’s growing membership.

Monika, has published various books, founded and edited environmental magazines, and served as board member of national NGOs in Germany.

Professor William McDonough
Professor William McDonoughChair of World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on Circular Economy - Virginia, United States
Professor William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development and is the founding principle of the firm William McDonough + Partners. After establishing William McDonough Architects in New York in 1981, he later moved the practice, which became William McDonough + Partners, to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1994, when he became Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

McDonough is the architect of many recognized flagships of sustainable design, including the Ford Rouge truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan; the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College; and NASA’s “space station on Earth,” Sustainability Base, one of the most innovative facilities in the federal portfolio, among others.

In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, and in 2003 he earned the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work with Shaw Industries. In 2004, he received the National Design Award for exemplary achievement in the field of environmental design. He is currently serving as the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Circular Economy

Mr. Mats Hellström
Mr. Mats HellströmFormer Swedish Minister of Agriculture, Foreign Trade and European Affairs - Stockholm, Sweden
Mats Hellström is Former Minister of Foreign Trade, European and Nordic Affairs and Agriculture in various Swedish Cabinets between 1983–1991 and 1994–1996. He served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Germany in 1996–2001 and also as Governor of the Province of Stockholm in 2002–2006. Within his work, Mr. Hellström is devoted to the promotion of sustainable innovation and is a champion of Urban Agriculture.
Margaret M. Towle
Margaret M. Towle
Margaret M. Towle, CIMA®, CPWA®, Financial Advisor, is Managing Director-Wealth Management/Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Institutional Consulting at Merrill Lynch. Working out of the Bainbridge Island, Washington office, she offers investment advisory services to ultra high-net-worth individual and institutional clients, including foundations & endowments, retirement plans and family offices.

Margaret has over 30 years experience in the industry as an asset manager and advisor, including her role as executive vice president and CIO at Northern Trust Global Advisors, where she was responsible for managing assets in excess of $25 billion across all asset classes, including alternative investments and as Director of Research at a multi-family office advisory firm. Her areas of specialties include Outsourced CIO, Asset Allocation, Alternative Investments, and Impact Investing.

Margaret was nominated and recognized as “Top 50 Women in Wealth Management” and is the recipient of IMCA’s Stephen L. Kessler Writing Award. She is a founding board member of the Center for Women and Democracy at the University of Washington, and an angel investor in 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She served on IMCA’s board of directors from 2009 to 2014 and is Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal of Investment Consulting” and the “Investments & Wealth Monitor” editorial advisory board. She is a member of the investment committee of the YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish. Margaret is Editor of Masters of Finance: Interviews with Some of the Greatest Minds in Investing and Economics (2014) and has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg.

Margaret earned BA, MA, and PhD degrees, with emphasis in political economy and public finance, from the University of Washington-Seattle. She was a Kaufman Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and completed the Executive Education Program in Risk Management at the Booth School of Business University of Chicago and completed post-graduate studies in quantitative methods at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor.

Michael Roux
Michael Roux
Michael Roux has had a leading role in both government and business circles in Australia and internationally for more than 40 years. He has demonstrated leadership, initiative, business acumen and entrepreneurship using his expertise in management and organisation to build and create major changes and reform. He was responsible for reform of major government entities in the late 80’s and early 90’s and was responsible for managing the Victorian Government’s corporatisation and privatisation (value of sales $37 Billion) program in the early to mid 90’s. This included the restructure, corporatisation, renewal of contracts and privatisation of various entities in the delivery of electricity, gas, horse racing and gambling, water, transport and ports.

Michael Roux is Chairman, Roux International and Senior Adviser to an associated group of companies, including Dragon Tree Capital. He was previously Director and Chairman, KPMG Asian Markets; Vice-Chairman, Citigroup; Director, Deutsche Asset Management; Director; Deutsche Bank Australia; Chairman, VicSuper Pty Ltd; Chairman, Victorian Superannuation Board; Director, Victorian Funds Management Corporation; Director, Local Authorities Superannuation Board; Executive Director, Office of State-Owned Enterprises and Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury (Vic); Director, Office of Trade and Investment and Director-General, Ministry of Employment and training.

He is Founder, ADC Forum (Australian Davos Connection); Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Rwanda to Australia; Advisor to the President of the Republic of Rwanda; Member of the Presidential Advisory Council, Rwanda; Honorary Associate, King’s College London; Member, Asialink Advisory Council; Advisor and Ambassador with the World Economic Forum over 2 decades and Member, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.

He was previously Chairman, Victorian Opera; Director, VicUrban; Director, Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation; Director, Urban Land Authority; Director, Bell Shakespeare Company; Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art; Director, St James Ethics Centre; Honorary Fellow at Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University; Chairman, Advisory Board Centre of Astrobiology, Macquarie University; Member, India Advisory Committee; Chairman, MyInternet Ltd; Director, NextEd Ltd; Member, Committee Barclays Global Investment Company; Advisor, Russell Company; Member, Opera Australia; Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury; Honorary Treasurer, Camberwell Grammar School; Director, State Library; Chairman, Accident Compensation Commission; Director, Victorian Accident Rehabilitation; Honorary Trustee CEDA; Executive Chairman, Transport Accident Commission; Chairman/Managing Director, Road Traffic Authority; Chairman, Motor Accident Board; Chairman, Government Housing Authority and Research Fellow, Flinders University.