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Patricia became the first black, and youngest, woman ever to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. She is the
only woman since the post was created in 1315 to
be Attorney General for England and Wales and was Attorney General for Northern Ireland. Appointed to the House of Lords as Baroness Scotland of Asthal in 1997, she has been Alderman for Bishopsgate Ward
in the City since 2015. As Secretary-General, Patricia serves the 53 governments and 2.4 billion people of the Commonwealth.
Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC
Secretary-General
The Commonwealth
Rupert is a researcher at the Oxford Martin School, a co-ordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, and
is studying for a DPhil in Environmental Research. His current research spans sustainable finance, climate change litigation, and climate and glacier modelling. Rupert’s recent work, quantifying the impact of climate change on a Peruvian glacier, has provided evidence to a German court in the context of ongoing litigation. His research also includes evaluation of corporate emission reduction commitments in the energy sector.
Rupert Stuart-Smith
Oxford Martin Programme on the Post- Carbon Transition, University of Oxford Co-ordinator, UK Youth Climate CoalitionCoalition
Harry is a shipping and asset  nance lawyer and Global Head of Transport at Norton Rose Fulbright.
He is a recognised expert in international shipping and asset  nance and has wide experience of all types of  nancing involving ship and maritime assets, including structured  nancings, capital market transactions, bond  nancing and private equity. He has extensive experience in international restructurings and distressed and leveraged  nance transactions in the shipping and offshore industries. Harry is currently Vice Chairman of Maritime London.
Harry Theochari
Chair, Maritime UK
Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright
James is a commercial advocate specialising in commercial contractual disputes across sectors including international commercial arbitration, energy, shipbuilding, offshore construction, shipping and banking. He appears in and on appeals from the Commercial Court and has extensive experience of arbitration, appearing before (and sitting as arbitrator in) domestic and international arbitral bodies (such as HKIAC, LCIA, ICC and LMAA) as well as in ad hoc matters. A career technophile, James takes a close interest in technological developments in the maritime sector.
James M Turner QC
Commercial Advocate
Quadrant Chambers
Baroness Worthington was the first to hold her current position. Appointed as a life peer in 2011, she is an expert on climate change policy and carbon trading. She served as the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change in the House of Lords, leading on two Energy Bills for the Shadow Ministerial team. A climate-change campaigner at Friends of the Earth, she was selected
as a lead author on the UK’s Climate Change Act. She founded the Sandbag Climate Campaign.
Baroness Worthington
Executive Director
Environmental Defense Fund Europe
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