Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund

Eric Pooley is senior vice president for strategy and communications at Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S.-based NGO that advances environmental solutions around the world.  He is also author of The Climate War (Hyperion, 2010), which Bill Clinton hailed as “an account of epic American campaign to get serious about global warming.” Before joining EDF in 2011, Eric had a distinguished career in journalism, serving as deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, managing editor of Fortune, editor of Time Europe, and national editor, chief political correspondent, and White House correspondent for Time.

Eric’s journalism has been recognized with many honors, including a National Magazine Award and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He has written about energy and climate change for Time, Slate, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and other publications. He lectures frequently and has appeared on Charlie Rose, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, All Things Considered, and other programs. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, he lives with his wife and two daughters in New York.

Judging panel

Lani Lavin

Head of Sustainable Business & Communications

Dr Colin D'Silva

Head, Asia Pacific, Communications and Government Affairs

Michelle Lavipour

Global Corporate PR Manager

Rema Gouyez-Benalla

Head of Digital Content and Engagement
L'Oreal UK

Karen Yew

Head, Corporate Marketing and Communications

Paul Fabretti

Director of Communications

Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment

Ken Hein

Chief Communications Officer US
Dentsu Aegis Network

Grant Mitchell

Corporate Communications Manager

Paul Mallon

Head of Major Brand Activations
Paddy Power

Andy West

Chief Development Officer

Shakira Payne

Communications & Sustainability Manager

Ruth Warder

General Manager

Suzanne Blackburn

Global Communications & Public Affairs

Anna Dalziel

Marketing Director
Momentum Worldwide

Phil Wade

Chief Marketing Officer
Jetstar Airways

Ellie Graham

Senior Publicity Director
Think Jam

Susie Penner

Senior Director of Corporate Communications
Go Daddy

Rory Mackin

Senior Manager | Public Relations
Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Laura Sutherland

Founder and Director
Aura PR

Stephen Waddington

Managing Director

Jenny Chan

Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Asia 

James Herring

Taylor Herring Ltd

Su Min Sng

Head of Communications

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Arline Adeva

Assistant Vice President for Brand Communications, PR and Digital Marketing

Nicky Wang

Managing Director and Head of Strategy
WE Red Bridge

Nancy Maffucci

Senior Communications Planner
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Karen Tan

Senior Director
Ministry of Communications and Information

Charmaine Huet

Marketing & Communications, Director, Southeast Asia
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Eric Pooley

Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund

Luisa Fernandez

Marketing Director
YO! Sushi

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments