Amy Cutter - Editor

Amy joined Stakeholder Forum in 2011. As a Programme Manager, Amy coordinates projects, manages relationships with partner and funder organisations, and conducts activities in support of the development of future initiatives. Her work is currently focused on the outcomes from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in June 2012, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the process to develop a strategy to finance sustainable development at the international level. Amy is also Editor of Stakeholder Forum’s multi-stakeholder magazine, Outreach, and leads a team to produce the publication at intergovernmental meetings on sustainable development and climate change around the world.

Prior to joining Stakeholder Forum, Amy was a Project Assistant at the London Sustainability Exchange. Her work focused on promoting sustainability at the local level through community engagement and behaviour change projects.

Amy has a BSc in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of York and an MSc in Global Environmental Change and Policy from Imperial College London. Her dissertation focused on climate finance and the role of the Global Environment Facility, and Amy is a guest lecturer at Imperial College London on this topic.

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John Romano - Assistant Editor


John Romano joined Stakeholder Forum in 2014. As UN Representative for Stakeholder Forum, John spearheads the organization’s work around the United Nations in New York, liaising with stakeholders and governments and assisting with the delivery of the SD2015 programme.

Prior to joining Stakeholder Forum, John was a Global Policy Fellow in the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He has also worked for the UNDESA’s Division for Sustainable Development as a consultant with the Major Groups Programme, and coordinated social media outreach for the UN at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

John has a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Farooq Ullah – Editorial Advisor

Farooq took over formally as Executive Director on September 1, 2012. He joined Stakeholder Forum as Head of Policy and Advocacy in September 2011. Before joining the organisation, Farooq was at the UK Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) for nearly five years. Farooq worked on strategic assessment at the SDC; analysing public policy, sustainable operations and procurement, strategy, governance and decision-making in order to hold the UK Government to account and improve its sustainability performance. Key elements of this work included policy advice, stakeholder engagement and capability building. In all, Farooq has eight years of public sector experience at international, national and local government levels, as well as private sector consultancy experience.

Currently, Farooq is a Specialist Advisor to the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee and a member of the Alliance for Future Generations. Additionally he is a founding member of Brighter Future; a climate-change action group in London.

Farooq holds a BComm in Management Science from the University of Alberta and an MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.