Former Director of Radio, BBC; Advisory Board, Shorenstein Center
Helen Boaden spent 34 years at the BBC starting in local radio and ending on the Executive Board. She was an award winning journalist, ran Radio 4 and was the first female Director of BBC News in charge of 8000 staff at home and abroad. She ended her BBC career as Director of Radio responsible for ten radio networks, three BBC Orchestras and the Proms.
Helen left the BBC in 2017 and did a Fellowship at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University on journalistic values. She now sits on the Center’s Advisory Board and speaks publicly on the importance of quality journalism and public service broadcasting. She recently gave evidence to the UK Government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Disinformation and "Fake News."
She is on the Council of the Royal Academy of Arts in London where she chairs the Remco. She is Chair of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough where Alan Ayckbourn premiers all his work and is a Trustee for Out of Joint, which produces and tours theatre works by new writers. In 2018 she authored The Boaden Review on the orchestral provision in Eire.
Helen sits on the boards of several small UK health charities. and regularly contributes to the Windsor Leadership programme, a charity which supports leaders in the public and private sector at all stages of their careers.
Acting Executive Director, Center for International Development at Harvard University
Andrea has over 20 years' experience in business development and oversees the center's operations and strategic development.
Prior to CID, Andrea was an Advisor to Grameen Research and Director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), a global energy research firm. She launched several new businesses for IHS CERA, including the firm's Global Power Forum, a membership serving C-level executives from electric utilities, independent power producers and government ministries; CERA's Asia Pacific Energy practice and its global financial services practice.
Andrea was an English teacher at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong and co-founded Boston Cares. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University.
Director, Center for International Development at Harvard University; Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Previously, Professor Hausmann served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee.
He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development.
Ricardo Hausmann holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.