Institute for Sustainability
Speaking at: London Roadshow - Islington - 6 December 2013Ian Short is Chief Executive of the Institute for Sustainability, an independent charity established in 2009 to accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities. The Institute works with a diverse range of cross sector partners in the UK and internationally to deliver demonstration projects to identify how change can be made systemically and at scale in real world settings. Ian is also a Governing Board member of the Climate-KIC set up by the European Commission in 2010 to become Europe’s catalyst for climate change innovation and was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Smart London Board earlier this year.
Ian was previously Deputy Chief Executive at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC), a short-life agency established to lead the regeneration of east London and tasked with securing private sector investment and regeneration schemes in some of the UK’s most deprived communities. During his time at the LTGDC, Ian led the development of the Institute for Sustainability from original concept through to fully operational charitable organisation in just over two years.
Before joining the LTGDC, Ian worked at Lehman Brothers for ten years where he held a number of senior roles based in London and New York. When he left he was a senior vice president responsible for the global project management team and divisional corporate functions. Ian began his career working for the New Zealand Treasury on health sector reforms.