Peter is Trustee of The Caldera Foundation, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Chair for Rocky Mountain Institute National Solutions Council.
Sanjeev Chadha is a global business leader, with deep experience across multiple countries and cultures. He retired from PepsiCo in 2018 as Chairman and CEO for Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa. He has served on the boards of several companies and NGOs. Sanjeev is passionate about water security, and was the recipient of the Stockholm Water Award for Industry on behalf of PepsiCo. Under his leadership, PepsiCo’s Indian business achieved ‘positive water balance’– a global first in the food and beverage industry. Sanjeev and his wife are based in Dubai.
Ari currently serves on the boards of Stealth Biosciences, The Parkinson’s Institute, and 13.8. He was the co-founder and CFO of Cellular Research, a genomics company developing a disruptive platform for precision biology research that was acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2015. Prior to building Cellular Research, Ari was the Executive Director for Technology Translation for the Biodesign Program at Stanford University.
Kate is Director of Water & Energy Efficiency at Water Systems Optimization (WSO). At WSO, she manages water loss control programs for water utilities throughout the country, develops water loss control best practices, conducts research on leakage and instrumentation, and teaches workshops. In her work, Kate guides water utilities to identify opportunities for water savings in their distribution systems.
Corey is Managing Partner at venBio Partners LLC and is an Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-founder of the University of California, Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and multiple biotech companies including Exelixis (IPO), Renovis (acquired by Evotec), Second Genome, Ossianix, Labrys (acquired by Teva), and Alexo, and the former President of Pfizer’s Biotherapeutics and Bioinnovation Center. Cory is the current chair of the board of multiple biotech companies. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the University of California Innovation Council, former chair of the California Council on Science and Technology, and former chair of the National Research Council’s (NAS) Board on Life Sciences.
Sally is a dedicated environmentalist focused on actions that conserve and restore ecosystems. As a Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Sally focuses on groundwater issues, supporting the development of a statewide guidance framework for groundwater dependent ecosystems. She has also supported the environmental flows program in the development of a statewide strategy and the Salmon and Steelhead Coalition with Trout Unlimited and CalTrout.
Oliver is a business strategist and former Partner at Accenture and Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.
Jennifer McFarlane, Treasurer. Jennifer has over 25 years’ experience as a CFO in early stage companies, including two involved in developing clean technologies, as well as an investment banker, principally at Salomon Brothers. She has been a board member on four non-profit organizations and one publicly traded company. Jennifer is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Drummond is Director at Ultra Capital and the founder and former CEO of the Tides Foundation and related organizations, from which he retired in 2011. He is currently helping Good Planet Labs launch. He is the co-founder of Working Assets, now Credo Mobile, and remains active with the company’s board. In the past, he worked with Equilibrium Capital. Drummond serves on the boards of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Environmental Working Group, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and on the investment committee of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
Gavin is Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs at PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, Gavin was the deputy executive director of the United Nations Global Compact. Gavin led the development of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, a global corporate water stewardship initiative launched in 2007 in partnership with the Pacific Institute. Between 2012 and 2015, he co-led the U.N. Global Compact’s role in the international consultations leading to development and final adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to his U.N. work, Gavin has held senior positions at Ketchum and Levi Strauss and worked as a financial journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California.
Tony Stayner, Chair. Tony balances his time between his impact investing and non-profit work, including the Board of Trustees at Water.org and the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund.(SV2). Tony co-leads impact investing for SV2, is the Managing Director of the Excelsior Impact Fund, and is a member TONIIC. He mentor/judges for BigIdeas@Berkeley and the Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator. Tony spent 20+ years managing and advising in high growth situations, including Serena Software, Network General Corporation, and Common Ground Software.
Dr. Robert Stephens, Secretary. Robert is the founder and former president of the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG). Retired in 2004 as the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management and Sustainability at the California Environmental Protection Agency, he is currently the Chair of the International Committee of MSWG and serves as Secretariat to the United Nations Environmental Program, Best Practices Network for Sustainable Development.
Nancy is Program Advisor on Water Issues for the TomKat Charitable Trust. She is also the Chief Executive Officer for Estabrook Investment Advisors, LLC. Nancy practiced law in Denver and later founded and managed a national consulting firm, White-Scott LLC. She currently serves as an officer and trustee of the Schlegel White Foundation. Nancy received her J.D. from the University of Denver School of Law after receiving both her B.A. and her M.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Peter is President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.
Jason joined the Pacific Institute in 1993 and became its president in October 2016. As president, he oversees the Institute and its activities, focusing on broadening and amplifying the organization’s reach and impact.