Research Director; Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
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.
|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)|