Take a look at Ian Goldin's jam-packed CV and you'll see why he was appointed the first Director of Oxford University's new think tank-cum-research center, the 21st Century School: Goldin battled apartheid in his native South Africa, supported freedom movements in Chile and Nicaragua, worked as an agriculture consultant around the globe in the '80s, served as a development adviser to Nelson Mandela and, as the VP of the World Bank, led collaborations with the UN on global development strategy.
At the 21st Century School, with a diverse brigade of top researchers from the hard and social sciences, he plans to bring fresh thinking to bear on the big, looming issues of the next 100 years: climate change, disruptive technological advancements, aging, bio-ethics, infectious disease, poverty, political conflict.
Andreas Schleicher is Deputy Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to OECD’s Secretary-General. He also provides strategic oversight over OECD’s work on the development and utilisation of skills and their social and economic outcomes. This includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, he was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
Martin Leuw is a serial entrepreneur, investor and an acknowledged expert on business growth. He is currently the non-executive Chairman of Clearswift, a global cybersecurity software business which enables organisations to empower their data and get on with business. Lyceum Capital backed an MBO of Clearswift in November 2011.
Prior to joining the Clearswift Board, Martin served as Group CEO of IRIS from 2001-2011, leading its growth from revenues of £9m to over £120m p.a.
Victor Haghani started his career in 1984 in the bond research department of Salomon Brothers, and later become a managing director in the bond arbitrage group run by John Meriwether. In 1993, he was one of seven founding partners of Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM). Since 2002 Victor has been involved in a variety of activities, including lecturing at the LSE. Most recently, he has been conducting research into asset allocation and low cost wealth management strategies. . Victor received a B.Sc. degree in finance from the LSE in 1984.
Kevin Jennings is executive director of the Arcus Foundation, a private, global foundation committed to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality worldwide. He has made a long and distinguished career as an educator, social justice activist and author. He began his career as a high school history teacher and athletic coach. Later, he founded the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network, a national orgnaization for LGBT and straight teachers, parents, students and community members seeking to end anti-LGBT bias in American schools. From 2009 to 2011, he was Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education in the first administration of President Barack Obama. He has authored six books, including Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir, which was named a Book of Honor by the American Library Association. He graduated magna cum laude in history from Harvard University and earned a degree in education from Columbia Teacher's College.
Emmanuel Roman, CEO of Man Group plc (‘Man’)
since February 2013, received an M.B.A. in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Paris in 1985.
He joined Goldman Sachs in 1987 where he worked in a variety of areas including fixed income, investment banking and capital markets, becoming co-head of Worldwide Equity Derivatives in 1996. In 1998 he was elected to partnership. In 2001 he was appointed co-head of Worldwide Global Securities Services and in 2003 he also became co-head
of the European Equities Division.
In September 2005, after 18 years at Goldman Sachs, Emmanuel (known as Manny) joined GLG Partners LP as co-CEO where he was responsible primarily for building the business in terms of sales, infrastructure and support. In October 2010, on completion of the acquisition of GLG by Man Group plc, Manny became COO of Man, a group-wide role with primary responsibility for integrating the GLG acquisition.
He joined the Board of Man in May 2011 and was appointed President & COO in July 2012 and CEO with effect from
28 February 2013.
Elaine made numerous political documentaries in her native South Africa before graduating from the National Film and Television School with her first feature film On The Wire (British Film Institute award for best first film). Her first novel, Rhumba, was published by Quercus Books May 2012.
Elaine sits on the chapter for screenwriting at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain.
Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, and wine-lover who lives and teaches in Oxford. He is the recipient of the Society of Authors Richard Asher Prize, the British Medical Association Young Authors’ Award, and the Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award. He is the author of several books, including The Meaning of Madness, The Art of Failure: The Anti Self-Help Guide, and Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deception.
Joe Cerrell is the Gates Foundation’s Director of Europe and the Middle East, based in London. Joe leads a team that works with governments, corporations, and other key partners with the aim of increasing resources and improving policies on global health and development. Since joining the foundation in 2001, Joe has held a number of positions, including Director of Global Health Policy & Advocacy where he oversaw the foundation's global health communications, public policy and international finance activities.