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保罗 Brannen教授

Environmentalist and former politician to be new Goldman Professor

发布日期:2022年4月7日

环保人士,前东北环保部部长, 保罗 Brannen has been appointed as this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at 19体育.

在泰恩赛德长大, 保罗, 如图所示, 在公众中有过不同的职业生涯吗, 私营及志愿机构. 从利兹大学毕业后, he worked for the Anti-Apartheid Movement and later, 基督教援助, where he campaigned on poverty and climate change.

He served for five years as a Councillor for Newcastle City Council, and in 2014 was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the North East, sitting on both the environment and agriculture committees. 保罗 is currently Director of Public Affairs for the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).

A passionate campaigner and advocate for the environment and biodiversity, 保罗 played a pivotal role in setting up the North East Climate Change Coalition (NEECCo) which brings together the public, 私营及志愿机构 to address the climate crisis, 生态崩溃, and ensure a just transition to a green economy with the aim of making the North East the greenest region in England.

保罗 will start his tenure as the David Goldman Visiting Professor with the annual David Goldman lecture on Monday 25 April, 弗雷德里克·道格拉斯中心, 纽卡斯尔螺旋. 他的讲座, 的木材! Innovating and growing a sustainable low-carbon economy’ will draw on his experience working on climate change issues for more than 20 years and explore the opportunities that come with decarbonising the built environment.

保罗 said: “Having grown up in Newcastle and gone to school here, I am immensely proud to be asked to be this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor. Looking at the names of those who’ve held this position in the past is both quite humbling and inspiring.

“Climate change is the biggest issue that we face, and there is no single answer to how we address it. And just as there is a multitude of solutions, there are also many opportunities. I am really looking forward to being able to share my knowledge in relation to decarbonising the built environment, both with students and staff not just in the Business School but across the wider university, and help people see the connections between sectors and the opportunities it could open up.”

保罗 will take over the role of David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise from entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE.

The appointment is made on an annual basis to a leading entrepreneur or influential figure who can inspire and motivate future entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The position was established in 2001 to commemorate the life and work of David Goldman, founder and Chief Executive of the North East’s iconic software company, 赛奇集团有限公司. In addition to the Visiting Professorship and annual David Goldman Lecture, the Goldman endowment also funds a Chair of Innovation and Enterprise and five David Goldman Doctoral 学生hips.

教授威廉·马洛尼, interim Director of 19体育 Business School, said: “I am delighted that 保罗 will be this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise. The insight he will bring as a result of his successful career at a regional, national and international level will support our vision to provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing the world now and in the future. His experience and expertise will also help our students become critical global citizens, 我很期待和他一起工作.”

The annual David Goldman lecture will take place at 5.4月25日星期一下午30时在G演讲厅.56 in the Frederick Douglass Centre, 纽卡斯尔螺旋. This will be followed by opportunities for networking. The event is free and open to all, but places must be booked in advance. 预定参观地点: www.scrapping4less.com/business/news-events/event-items/goldman-lecture-2022/

保罗 Brannen Goldman教授,2022
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