Resurgence is developing a strong and diverse board of senior leadership and governance talent to guide its development and scaling plan.
Mark Harvey is the Founder and CEO of Resurgence, a global social enterprise that supports urban climate risk reduction and resilience. Resurgence clients and partners include the World Bank, UNDRR, the Met Office, FCDO, the Red Cross Climate Centre and EIT Climate-KIC. He has over 30 years experience of international climate, environment and humanitarian partnerships.
Mark is currently leading DARAJA, an award winning weather, climate and early warning services initiative, which has won awards from the Global Resilience Partnership and British Expertise International.
Mark is a member of the Urban Expert Group advising the UNDRR ‘Making Cities Resilient’ 2030 Campaign, and a contributor to the World Disasters Report of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
He is a co-founder of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. Mark has degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities, where he obtained a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and won a William Starr Innovations Fellowship.
Founder & CEO
Pen Cabot is passionate about the planet and uses her skills to address what she sees as urgent problems facing Earth and all who inhabit it. She is a business development and project management professional with over 20 years of experience across several continents. Most recently, during a decade spent living and working in Africa, (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast). Working with consultancies, NGOs and the private sector, Pen has focused on the implementation of climate and climate change focused projects, sustainable business and green transitions.
Having co-founded, raised capital for, and run a data business based in the Netherlands, Pen is accustomed to leading from the front and enjoys taking ideas from conception to actualisation as well as building sustainable business models that lead to growth and impact.
Pen is currently at Walker Institute as Partnerships and Business Development lead, focused on building the financial sustainability of the Institute through partnerships, projects and commercialisation of products in addition to project leadership/ management and advocacy at COP events.
Partnerships & Financial Sustainability
Manisha Aryal is a digital development enabler with over two decades of experience designing and implementing ICT-anchored programs. As the Senior Advisor for Digital Development at Chemonics, she leads the company’s digital development strategy, providing thought leadership and hands-on support to projects leveraging digital ecosystems.
Manisha works in countries undergoing political transition and humanitarian emergencies and leads/supports development programs that innovate with technology.
Masters in Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
Scott Williams is a runner and a poet amongst other things. He spends much of his time trying to help create the conditions for mutual learning and opening spaces of possibility for shifts in perception. He advises widely, including UNDP and UNDRR in a range of areas that currently include the High Level Dialogue on Energy, the High Level Initiative on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID and Beyond, the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group and on Understanding the Systemic Nature of Risk with the UN Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) and the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR).
Scott previously worked with PwC for 20 years including as Director of PwC’S Disaster Risk Management (DRM) practice, the Sustainability, Climate Change and DRM Practice Leader for PwC Japan and as a member of the PwC Global Sustainability Governance Board.
CA, Chartered Accounting
BComm Accounting, Finance and Economics, The Australian National University.
Perception & Risk
Sebastian Winkler is Senior Advisor to the United Nations Nature Based Solutions Flagship Initiative launched during the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. He has over two decades of experience in environmental economics, resource mobilisation and innovative finance for the government, corporate and social enterprise sector.
MAs in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies & Regional Development Planning, Institute of Social Studies, NL
MA Environmental Management, University of Trier & Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne
MBA Certificate, Harvard Business School.
Partnerships & Investments
Dr. Nuha Eltinay is an award-winning urban planner with extensive experience in urban resilience and disaster risk reduction. She has worked as a Senior Urban Development Specialist for the World Bank MENA Urban and DRM Unit and provided consultations on Urban Resilience Assessments for several international organisations such as the ODI and the UNDRR.
Nuha is a Fellow Member – Institute of Strategic Risk Management – Advisory Council and held the position of the Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development at the Arab Urban Development Institute leading key initiatives on Smart Cities and Smart Citizenry.
DR. NUHA ELTINAY
Board Advisor and Representative, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region