The Resilience Shift names new Global Executive Director
- Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:51
The Resilience Shift has announced the appointment of a new Global Executive Director, Seth Schultz who takes up the leadership of the global infrastructure resilience initiative.
At the end of its third year the Resilience Shift has built a robust knowledge base and a broad community of interest, working in partnership with public and private organizations, to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure for a safer world. Supported by Lloyd's Register Foundation and global consulting, engineering and design firm Arup, working with many grantees and partners, it has published numerous research materials and guidance on resilience practice in target areas of interest such as urban water resilience.
With the appointment of Seth Schultz, the Resilience Shift enters its next stage with a leadership focused on scaling up its impact globally, so that all those working with infrastructure systems around the globe, will know how they can embed resilience into practice at the different stages of an infrastructure's lifecycle.
Seth's career began working in the environmental space, driven by the need to create change in urban sustainability. He has worked with leading and innovative organizations in this space including the Louis Berger Group, the US Green Building Council, the Clinton Foundation, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Global Covenant of Mayors, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Seth Schultz, Global Executive Director, said, "I am incredibly excited about joining the Resilience Shift team. We live in an increasingly interconnected world that is being pushed to its limit due to climate change, urbanization and population growth. It is more important than ever to prepare for the future by embedding resilience into the building blocks of our society. I look forward to accelerating the discussion about the transformation of our infrastructure, building large-scale commitment among stakeholders to adapt and incorporate sustainability and resilience into our infrastructure and further seeing ways to collaborate on solutions and next steps."