Guests

Martin Bean CBE

Martin Bean CBE was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT in January 2015. He previously held the positions of Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, the UK’s largest academic institution and a global leader in the provision of flexible learning, General Manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Products Group and various executive leadership roles at Novell … Continue reading Martin Bean CBE

Cézar Busatto

Cézar Busatto is the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Porto Alegre. He has been the Minister of Local Governance for Porto Alegre City Hall since 2010. As the Local Governance Minister, he was responsible for coordinating the Participatory Budgeting process that was first established in Porto Alegre 25 years ago and is now … Continue reading Cézar Busatto

Professor Ralph Horne

Ralph Horne is the Director of the Global Compact Cities Programme. Ralph’s expertise is in urban social and policy change for sustainable design and development. He has extensive experience of environmental techniques and sustainability appraisal and has a specific research interest in urban transitions, including socio-technical relations in the context of climate change and resource … Continue reading Professor Ralph Horne

Mayor Steve Chadwick

Steve grew up the fourth of six children in a loving extended family in Hastings. She has lived with her husband John and family, in Rotorua since 1975. Steve is a qualified Midwife, whose career in midwifery began at Hutt Hospital and extends beyond New Zealand to include senior nursing roles in London and Papua … Continue reading Mayor Steve Chadwick

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

Robert Doyle was elected in 2008 and 2012, and is the serving Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Robert Doyle is a Principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and, since 2007, has been Chairman of Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital). Robert is President of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Chairman … Continue reading Lord Mayor Robert Doyle