Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
Contact information
+44 20 7957 5708

Summary

Prior to her current role as Executive Director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House, Bernice was Director of Climate Change and Resource Security Initiatives at the World Economic Forum (2013-2016) and Research Director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House (2007-2013).

She holds degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Economics, and has held positions at the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Secretary-General’s Office, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for services to UK-China climate change cooperation in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.

Expertise

  • Resource security

  • Technologies and transition

  • Climate change

  • Trade and environment

  • China and climate security

Experience

2016 - presentExecutive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House
2014-16Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
2013 - PresentDirector, Climate Change and Resource Security Initiatives, World Economic Forum
2008-14Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House (Previously Head, Energy, Environment and Development Programme Nov 07-Jul 08)
May - Nov 2007Team Leader, Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security for China and Europe Project, Chatham House
2002-06Policy and Strategy Adviser, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva
2000-02Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development project, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
1999 - 2000Officer, Strategic Planning Unit, UN Secretary-General's office, New York
1998-99Warren Weaver Fellow (International Security) Rockefeller Foundation
1997-98Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Languages

  • English and Cantonese Mandarin (not for broadcast)