Professor Dame Judith Rees
A long university career in geographical teaching and research, specialising in resource and environmental policy and climate change.
Judith is Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and until October 2013 she was also Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.
She has acted in a number of roles in University administration having been a Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Hull, Deputy Director and more recently Interim Director of the London School of Economics.
Judith is currently a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation and previously has been a member of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership, Competition Commission, the ESRC Council and Chair of its Training Board. She has also acted as an advisor on a range of water related issues to a number of international organisations and national governments.
She was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2006 and was made a Dame (DBE) in 2013.