Fellows actively working to drive social change in Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
Ian Short is an RSA Oceania trustee.
Ian Short has spent the last dozen years leading organisations focused on innovation for sustainable/smart cities, urban development and climate change. Before this he worked in senior roles in finance in Wellington, London and New York.
Currently based in Auckland, Ian is working with a broad range of organisations, developing and implementing strategies and business models that take a systems or integrated approach. These include an Iwi consortium, urban development organisations and a range of investors in NZ and internationally. He is also helping establish an investment partnership for climate and sustainable development goals in NZ and the South Pacific.
Until January 2017 Ian was CEO of Climate-KIC, the world’s largest climate change innovation partnership with 18 offices across Europe. Prior to this Ian helped establish and lead a London based not-for-profit delivering sustainable city pilots and an urban development corporation leading the regeneration of east London.