Global Head Philanthropy
Quanah Global Services
Dr. Mathias Terheggen is a global expert on corporate and private philanthropy. His work addresses social and environmental challenges at a tactical and strategic level by supporting for- and non-profit stakeholders including wealthy individuals and families, family offices, foundations and NGOs, social enterprises and for-profits around the globe in their search for innovative, best-practice philanthropy and socially and environmentally sustainable business and investment practices. He currently serves as Global Head Philanthropy with a Swiss Single Family Office to manage the principal's philanthropy with a focus on empathy in children and youth. A physicist by education he build his social sector focus during his work at McKinsey & Co and as Global Head Philanthropy Services at UBS. He supports several social enterprises and non-profit organizations as advisor, board member and active shareholder and regularly publishes and speaks on various aspects of philanthropy.
Weyerhaeuser Professor of Change Management
Simon Fraser University
Tom Lawrence is the Weyerhaeuser Professor of Change Management, and Director of the CMA Centre for Strategic Change and Performance Measurement at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, which focuses on the organisation of social innovation. He received his PhD in organizational analysis from the University of Alberta in 1993. Tom’s research focuses on the dynamics of power, change and institutions in organisations and organizational fields. He is a co-editor of the recently published, Sage Handbook of Organization Studies, Second Edition, and the soon to be published, Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organization.
Senior Fellow and Visiting Scientist
Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Anne Stetson is an international lawyer and impact investor. She is a Senior Fellow and Visiting Scientist at Harvard University’s FXB Center, where she directs the program on human trafficking. Anne serves as president of Lighthouse Global Consulting, a strategic advisory firm to non-profits and foundations working to address issues related to global poverty. An impact investing pioneer, Anne has developed impact investments, co-founded an impact investing advisory firm, and advocated in writing and speaking for the field. Anne serves as a director of ACCION International, the John Merck Fund, and the Lookout Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published articles and books in the areas of impact investing, investing in developing markets, and human rights.
Professor of Public Policy
University of Washington
Steven Rathgeb Smith is the Nancy Bell Evans Professor at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at the Evans School in 1996. Smith previously served on the faculty at Duke University and Washington University in St Louis. He is the co-author of Nonprofits for Hire: The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting and Adjusting the Balance: Federal Policy and Victim Services, and co-editor of Public Policy for Democracy. His current research focuses on hybrid organisations, partnerships, the government-nonprofit relationship in the US and abroad, and privatization. His courses include nonprofit management, public-private partnerships, and social enterprise. He is also the former editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). In 2006 he began a two-year term as President of ARNOVA.
As a founding principal of Good Capital, Kevin leads market formation activities and portfolio company engagement. He is the founder of the SoCap conference, Socialcapitalmarkets.net. He has extensive private investment experience as both a limited partner and as an angel in a range of technology and social enterprises. Kevin’s former positions include CEO of Net Market Makers. As a journalist, Kevin has been a columnist for Forbes and Business 2.0 magazines. He has been on the boards of Social Enterprise Alliance and Social Venture Partners International. Kevin also led a malaria project in Swaziland and Mozambique, working with Jeff Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Finally, during his 20 year business career in Mississippi he was on the founding board of Parents for Public Schools.
Global Program Leader, Technology Solutions Global Program
Dr. Anurag Mairal is Program Leader, Technology Solutions Global Program at PATH. Dr. Mairal provides strategic leadership and technical guidance to projects that focus on technologies for diagnostics; maternal, neonatal and reproductive health; water and sanitation; health management information systems; and vaccines and immunisations. He holds the following degrees: MBA, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder; MS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Deputy Director of Communications
McKinsey & Company
Andrew Whitehouse is Deputy Director of Communications for McKinsey & Company, where he oversees engagement with a wide range of constituents and stakeholders, and helps lead the firm’s communications and publishing activity. Previously, he was a UK government official, leading teams in the Prime Minister’s Social Exclusion Unit and the Department of Health. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and a trustee of the education organisation, SAPERE. Andrew is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Director, UN Global Pulse
Robert Kirkpatrick is Director of UN Global Pulse, an initiative of the Secretary-General which harnesses Big Data and real-time analytics for global development and crisis resilience. He was the Founding CTO of the Silicon Valley global health and disaster technology non-profit organisation InSTEDD and Co-Founder of Microsoft Humanitarian Systems. Robert has spent more than15 years developing solutions with a focus on organisational change. He has done fieldwork in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Uganda, Indonesia, Cambodia, and post-Katrina New Orleans.