John Horberry 
Dr Horberry has over 40 years’ experience working in the field of Environmentally Sustainable Development – providing services to international development agencies, public and private financial institutions, governments, and the private sector. During this period, he has worked for private consultancy firms, international NGO’s and major international development agencies.

Much of his professional experience concerns environmental and social safeguards of international development programmes and projects. He has advised international development agencies on developing their environmental and social safeguards as well as the implementation challenges. He has prepared technical guidance and conducted training programmes. He has also investigated compliance issues at the country and project level.

He has also worked in field of Sustainable Development Goals and the mainstreaming of environment factors into national policy making, developing and implementing capacity development for governments.

He completed a high-level appointment at the United Nations Environment Programme in 2010 – as the co-director of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI). In this post, he was responsible for developing the funding proposal for this donor supported programme, establishing the joint UNDP-UNEP management team and implementation arrangements and launching the programme. The PEI is a multi-donor supported programme to provide technical and financial assistance to developing country governments to mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages in their economic development plans, such as PRSPs and sector strategies.

From 1985 until 2004, he worked for the international environmental consultancy firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM) during which time he built up and directed ERM’s International Development team to be the leading private consultancy group providing environmental policy, assessment and management services to international development agencies and their clients.

Between 1980 and 1985, he worked with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) during a period of intense focus on improving the environmental assessment policies of international development agencies. From 1976 until 1980, he worked for the Environment and Social Assessment team at WS Atkins.