James Ahern

Managing Partner, Laidlaw & Company
  • United States of America
Oriana Romano

Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions, OECD

Dr Oriana Romano is the Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy in Cities in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions. She set up the OECD Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, supporting governments towards the transition to the circular economy. She has led multiple circular economy policy dialogues and created the OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions.
John Kotcher

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

John Kotcher, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication where he conducts research on science, environmental, and risk communication. His work focuses on identifying ways to effectively communicate about the health implications of climate change and air pollution, and developing strategies to help a wide range of organizations more effectively activate and empower citizens to shape our society's response to climate change. John also works on the Climate Change in the American Mind project, a series of national public opinion surveys carried out in partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to investigate and track public attitudes toward climate change and support for climate policies in the United States.
Jacques van den Broek

CEO and Chair of the Executive Board, Randstad

Jacques van den Broek is the CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of Randstad, the global leader in HR services industry. After graduating in law, Jacques held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad as a branch manager. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek is responsible for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, he is responsible for Business Concept Development and Public Affairs.