Judges

Meet the judging panel for the Map the System Global Final 2019:

Becky Ryder

Becky leads the Systems & Complexity Consulting Practice at The Omidyar Group. She works across Omidyar Group organisations to support teams who are adopting a systems approach, including leading the development of materials and programs designed to increase systems capacities. Prior to joining the The Omidyar Group, Becky earned a Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was a John M. Kohler scholar. During graduate school she completed fieldwork at a community social-enterprise in Costa Rica and worked as a Water Conflict and Cooperation research assistant. Prior to attending graduate school, Becky’s work focused on the community level. She developed a three-agency collaborative program that worked with survivors of domestic violence to support them in obtaining and sustaining living-wage jobs. She also developed programming at a homeless shelter to support the development of a social-enterprise, which provided job training as well as a sustainable revenue stream for the shelter. Becky earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she graduated magna cum laude. Becky is a Fellow with the Academy for Systems Change and has spoken at the World Economic Forum, School of System Change, Emerge Oxford, and Environmental Grantmakers Association.

Steve Whitla

Steve is the founder and director of Visual Meaning, a UK-based consultancy that combines systems thinking and visual thinking in support of whole-system transformation initiatives for a range of corporate and non-profit clients. After being raised by artist parents and reading music at Cambridge, he took the unexpected step of joining KPMG as a management consultant, and now leads a team of consultants combining creative and analytical skills to make the world more meaningful. Steve lives and works in Oxford, is a fellow of the RSA, a member of the CMI, and regularly teaches visual thinking and system mapping in both academic and non-academic settings. His TEDx talk on Mapping Society outlines some of the major themes of his thinking, and he writes about meaning and visualisation at meaning.guide.

 

Jill Andres

Jill brings over two decades of experience to her work supporting social entrepreneurs and multi-stakeholder groups to effect meaningful, systemic change. Jill designs and facilitates processes that bring people from across backgrounds and sectors together around a complex challenge. These diverse stakeholders find shared understanding and a common purpose, co-create and test new models, and implement high-potential solutions. As a certified coach, Jill takes a coaching approach to all her work, seeking to ensure that any initiative she is involved in strengthens the capacity of the group to move forward autonomously. Jill’s own background bridges sectors, having worked with organizations in the public, private and community sectors. With an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business, Jill is now working towards a Doctor of Social Sciences at Royal Roads University focusing on multi-sectoral systems change. An avid yogi and outdoor enthusiast, Jill delights in time spent on her yoga mat, paddling, running, skiing or snowshoeing with family and friends. Jill and her family make their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Henry Majed

Henry is a member of the executive team at 2degrees, the world’s leading community for sustainable business helping companies cut costs, reduce risks and grow by being more sustainable. Henry started his career in the Innovation Accelerator at Mars running the branded drinks business. He went on to manage retail strategy and execution for Twentieth Century Fox, before returning to Mars as a strategic marketing controller for the chocolate division. Henry recognises global business as a platform for change, with a responsibility to benefit those in greatest need. He is a consultant to the World Health Organisation and mentor to start up enterprises. Henry completed his PhD, focused on neurodegenerative disease, at the University of Cambridge and joined 2degrees after his MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Chintal Barot

Chintal works at the intersection of international and private sector development and advises companies, governments and organisations on sustainable growth by balancing financial, social and environmental performance. She is the Founder and Director of CoSustain Consulting Limited and an expert in strategy, implementation, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She has led teams in Zambia, India, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Nigeria and has over 15 years of consulting experience with Accenture and PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team. Chintal’s breadth of experience in the financial, agriculture, retail, energy, natural resources and ship recycling sectors across multiple countries reflect her varied insights, experience, and networks. Chintal is currently delivering sustainable finance initiatives including those related to gender smart investing. She is a Sector Advisor for the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, where she coaches and mentors MBA students and chairs panel discussions.

Keely Stevenson

Keely Stevenson is an entrepreneur and an investor. She is dedicated to transforming the “care economy” and to making ageing awesome. She’s CEO and Co-founder of Weal Life, a company focused on leveraging mobile technology to make it easier for people to care for each other, especially during times of health crisis, aging or chronic illness. Previously, she built global initiatives, including in her role as CEO of Bamboo Finance USA. Bamboo is one of the world’s first and largest private equity firms focused on balancing social impact and commercial returns ($250M AUM). She’s also built the world’s first online community for social entrepreneurs (Social Edge) as she was the first employee hired by the CEO of Skoll Foundation. She has worked on five continents building the field of social entrepreneurship with the United Nations, Acumen Fund, Triodos Bank, Royal Bafokeng Nation and the California Legislature. Keely has lectured around the world on topics such as impact investing, women’s leadership, big data and healthcare. She studied politics at UC Berkeley and received an MBA from Oxford University where she was a Skoll Scholar. She also has completed executive education programs at Stanford and Harvard Universities. Keely was named a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. She is passionate about highlighting diversity of all sorts contributing to tech and human development globally.