Bernice Lee

Research Director; Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy

Biography

Bernice Lee is executive director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House.

Previously she was director of climate change and resource security initiatives at the World Economic Forum from 2014 to 2016 and research director for Energy, Environment and Resources at Chatham House from 2007 to 2013.

She was team leader for the EU–China Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security Project and held positions at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva; the Aga Khan Foundation (UK); the Strategic Planning Unit of the UN Secretary-General’s office in New York; and the Rockefeller Foundation.

In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for services to UK–China climate change cooperation.

A frequent speaker, her work has been covered in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Caijing, Harvard Business Review and the Americas Quarterly.

Past experience

2016 - present Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House
2013-16 Director, Climate Change and Resource Security Initiatives, World Economic Forum
2008-13 Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House (Previously Head, Energy, Environment and Development Programme Nov 07-Jul 08)
May - Nov 2007 Team Leader, Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security for China and Europe Project, Chatham House
2002-06 Policy and Strategy Adviser, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva
2000-02 Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development project, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
1999 - 2000 Officer, Strategic Planning Unit, UN Secretary-General's office, New York
1998-99 Warren Weaver Fellow (International Security) Rockefeller Foundation
1997-98 Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

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