Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources
Rob Bailey

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Rob Bailey became director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department in 2014, having joined as a senior research fellow in 2011 from Oxfam GB where he was responsible for policy on food security, trade, agriculture and climate change. Prior to this he worked at the advisory firm Oliver Wyman, where his clients included many of the world’s leading banking, insurance and investment companies. His publications have covered a range of topics including food security, conflict and resources, low-carbon development, bioenergy, and resource governance. Rob was named one of the 2011 DEVEX 40-under-40 leading thinkers on international development for his work on sustainability. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change
  • Food security
  • Bioenergy
  • Low-carbon development
  • Resource governance

Past experience


Coordinating Lead Author, UNEP Sixth Global Environmental Outlook


Specialist Advisor on Global Food Security to the International Development Select Committee


Head of Economic Justice, Oxfam GB

2000 - 04

Manager, Oliver Wyman


Executive, KPMG Corporate Finance