Rolf Alter. Associate, Germany
Based in Paris, Dr. Alter is a member of UNCEPA, the Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on public sector matters. Rolf is also a Fellow of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a member of the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report.
This follows over 25 years at the OECD in Paris, where variously Rolf was Chief of Staff to the OECD Secretary-General and, after that, Director of Public Governance. He led a team of 200 staff to support governments in improving their public sector performance for inclusive growth and the competitiveness of their economies. Rolf has also worked for the IMF in Washington, and for the German Ministry of Economy in Bonn. He has a strong interest in all areas of public-sector governance, including institutional and regulatory reform, productivity, innovation, results-oriented budgeting, transparency, leadership, and integrity. Rolf holds a doctorate degree from the University of Goettingen, Germany, and was awarded the O.P. Dwivedi prize by the IASIA for outstanding contribution to public administration and policy in the world.
Now based in The Hague, James is the primary contributor to Llewellyn Consulting’s Technologies Series, writing on both science and technology, and in particular on areas that stand to have fairly immediate practical application in business. So far there have been almost 50 separate pieces in this series, on topics ranging from human organ printing to carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).
Prior that James was a Research Fellow at the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (DRFZ) in Berlin and was a POST Fellow in the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, where he undertook research on Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) regulation.
James has a PhD from the University of Birmingham and a first-class honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of York.
Based in London, Dr Collinson is the founder of Dendrityca Ltd, an independent consultancy specialising in Technology Transformation for energy and maritime industry applications.
Now based in London, Peter worked extensively on the strategic development and rollout of Marine Autonomous Systems for Brutish Petroleum over the past seven years. He has supported many developments of marine robotic technology, both under and on the water, and is a member of robotics committees for UKRI (Innovate UK Government) and the National Oceanography Centre, UK. Prior to his role in technology he was a Risk and Crisis Manager with extensive experience in enterprise risk management and crisis response, leading humanitarian and environmental teams during 9-11, the Asian Tsunami, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Dr Collinson holds a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University of Hong Kong, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).