Speaker Bios

Speaker Biography: Gary Bull, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Management, University of British Colombia

June 10, 2010
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Gary Bull has spent most of his early career working in a consultative capacity with forest products companies, resource based communities, various government agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations. Internationally, he has worked with organizations such as the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome and the US Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. Recently, he has been supervising research projects with CIFOR, World Bank, Shell Canada,Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd., Forest Trends and FAO.

Gary has a background in commerce as well as three degrees in Forestry, specializing in economics and policy. He has an interest in global forestry policy issues and is currently studying forest and timber markets in Asia and ecosystem services markets in Afghanistan, Canada, China, Mozambique and Uganda . He is an advocate for interdisciplinary research.

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Speaker Biography: Winnie Lau, Program Manager, Marine Ecosystem Services Program

June 10, 2010
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Winnie Lau is the Program Manager for the Marine Ecosystem Services (MARES) Program. Prior to joining the MARES Program, she worked at the U.S. Department of State as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellow and an AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Fellow. Winnie worked in three different offices at the Department of State: Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, Office of Oceans Affairs, and Office of Multilateral Trade Affairs—covering issues such as U.S.-Japan bilateral science and technology cooperation, international policies on marine biodiversity, marine protected areas, coral reefs and climate change, and accessions to the World Trade Organization. Winnie received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography and graduate certificates in Environmental Management and Technical Japanese from the University of Washington and her B.A. in Environmental Sciences and Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Winnie has extensive field research experience in coastal and marine environments, from the mangroves of Okinawa, Japan to the high seas in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and basic Spanish.

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Speaker Biography: Richard Caines, Principal Specialist, Environmental and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific International Finance Corporation (IFC)

June 10, 2010
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Richard Caines is head of the environmental and social development program in the East Asia and Pacific Region, responsible for ensuring that the Corporation’s investment work aligns with its sustainability objective. Working closely with clients and other IFC staff, this includes appropriate risk management and identification of environment and social opportunities to improve a client’s business performance. His area of technical focus is biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management. Richard joined IFC in 1998. Prior to his current position, Richard was the Manager of the IFC’s Knowledge and Innovation Group, which focused on capturing the Corporation’s social and environmental ‘know-how’ and communicating it effectively to both internal and external audiences.

Richard trained as a marine biologist. Prior to joining IFC, he worked on marine pollution issues in the NGO sector and ran the UK due diligence and management systems business for the global consultancy Environmental Resources Management (ERM).

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Speaker Biography: Frank Tugwell, President and CEO, Winrock International

May 14, 2010
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Frank Tugwell returned to Winrock International as president and chief executive officer in January 1999 and works primarily from the Arlington, Virginia, office. He leads the organization in its quest to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Under his leadership, Winrock’s existing program activities have expanded and new initiatives have launched to address the changing needs of the world’s people and the global environment.

Most recently, Tugwell was executive director of the Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously he served Winrock as vice president of Programs and Global Projects and was director of the Renewable Energy and the Environment Program. He is the founder and first president of the Environmental Enterprises Fund, a non-profit organization that invests in small and medium-sized environmental companies in developing countries.

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Speaker Biography: Mark S. Kieser, Senior Scientist, Kieser & Associates, LLC

May 14, 2010
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Mark Kieser has over 25 years of consulting experience in addition to three years of academic research on water resource issues in the U.S. Great Lakes.  He has been active in water quality trading program and policy development since 1995 and leads a variety of market-based incentive programs in North America.  He is currently the technical co-lead with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop a multi-state, regional trading program in the U.S. for the 518,000 km2 Ohio River Basin. This will be the largest program of its kind in the world.  He has advised Japan, Sweden and Canada on the development of similar large-scale trading programs.  Since 2001, Mr. Kieser has been serving as the Acting Chair of the Environmental Trading Network, a non-profit clearinghouse for water quality trading program information. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wittenberg University and a similar Master’s Degree from Michigan Technological University.

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Speaker Biography: Kerry ten Kate, Director, BBOP

May 10, 2010
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Kerry Ten Kate is Director of Forest Trends’ Business and Biodiversity Offset Program. Kerry joined the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1990. Subsequently, as Policy Adviser to Kew’s Director, she advised the UK and other governments on the Convention on Biological Diversity and sustainable development strategies. From 1999 to 2002, she was a member of the UK delegation to the negotiation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and negotiating sessions of the CBD. From November 2002 to September 2006, Kerry was Director of Investor Responsibility at Insight Investment. She writes, broadcasts occasionally for BBC Radio 4, is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the UN University, a member of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission and on the Steering Committee of the Global Biodiversity Forum. She is also a member of the UK Government’s Darwin Advisory Committee.

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Speaker Biography: David Brand, Managing Director, New Forests

May 10, 2010
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David Brand has over 25 years’ experience in business management, investment management, science, public policy, public administration and international affairs. David Brand is the founder of New Forests Pty Limited and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington, DC-based organisation Forest Trends and of Environment Business Australia. Previously he was director of the New Forests Program with Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG). Prior to joining HNRG, David was the Executive General Manager of State Forests of NSW. In that position he was active in
supporting the development of carbon trading in New South Wales, Australia. From 1985 to 1995 he worked with the Canadian Forest Service as a scientist, director of scientific programs and ultimately as national Director-General of Science and Sustainable Development. He has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science, Forestry
from the University of Toronto in Canada.

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Speaker Biography: Carlos Muñoz Piña, Director, INE

May 10, 2010
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Carlos Muñoz Piña is currently the director of Environmental Economics and Public Policy Research at the Instituto Nacional de Ecología (INE), the research agency of the Mexican Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. At INE, the research team he leads has prepared several initiatives on environmental taxes and other economic instruments for environmental policy. He has also worked as an economist for the government of Mexico, the World Bank, the London Environmental Economics Centre, with internships at the North American Commission for  Environmental Cooperation in Montreal and the Resources Renewal Institute in San Francisco.  Carlos has published papers on topics related to the economics of rural migration, environmental taxes, common property resources, poverty and the environment, economic valuation of ecosystems, water economics and policy and the payment of environmental services. He is an economist graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City, with an MSc. in Environmental Economics at University College London, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Speaker Biography: Michael Crowe, Policy Analyst, DSE Victoria

May 10, 2010
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Michael Crow is a senior Policy Analyst, with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Victoria. He was involved in the development of the BushTender concept and was part of the team that planned and conducted the first two BushTender trials. He has since been working on the development of BushBroker, a native vegetation credit registration and trading scheme that will increase flexibility for securing third party offsets under the native vegetation retentions controls. The Victorian Government recently announced its intention to establish the BushBroker. Michael is currently involved in the development of additional mechanisms for the management of native vegetation, particularly in urban growth areas.

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Speaker Biography: Joerg Siefert Granzin, Forest Trends

May 10, 2010
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Joerg Seifert-Granzin is a senior economist specialized in spatiotemporal analysis and valuation of environmental services. He has more than 15 years of experience in economic research on developing countries. Currently, he is advising different activities reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) of Forest Trends-Katoomba Group. Having been recruited as an integrated expert by the German Development Cooperation (GTZ), Mr. Seifert-Granzin coordinated the scientific and technical development of remote sensing, biomass measurement, and econometric modeling tools facilitating the implementation of national and subnational REDDs schemes in Bolivia and Cameroon.  Apart, he supervised subnational adaptation activities in the Bolivian lowlands. As FAN Bolivia’s Coordinator of Noel Kempff Mercado Climate Action Project he guided the certification process, revised the methodologies applied and edited the Project Design Document. Together with FAN’s environmental services’ team he conducted research on hydrological services and designed projects to conserve them.

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