Head of Communications, University Library, University of Cambridge
Stuart Roberts Head of Communications, University Library, University of CambridgeStuart Roberts is Deputy Head of Research Communications team at the University of Cambridge, promoting the University’s research to a global audience via traditional, digital and social media. During his time at the University of Cambridge he has worked on or led communication campaigns around a £1bn capital project (the largest of its type in the education sector), the university's 800 anniversary, and the 600th anniversary of Cambridge University Library, where he is currently on secondment until May as the Library’s first ever Head of Communications. As Deputy Head of Research Communications, Stuart works with academics, researchers and communications colleagues to promote and publicise Cambridge research to a worldwide audience, working with key journalists and broadcasters, and developing innovative content for our online and social media audiences.
First Officer, Deputy Director, ERDF Unit, Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region
Quentin Richard First Officer, Deputy Director, ERDF Unit, Ministry of the Brussels-Capital RegionQuentin Richard is currently First Officer/ Deputy Director of the ERDF Unit (Brussels Regional Public Service), which is the administration of theManaging Authority of the ERDF Brussels-Capital Operational Programme. Involved in the preparation and writing of the current OP, he is now in charge of its good implementation through the projects. This task gives him the opportunity to develop and/or advise the definition or adjustment of process with the aim to ease the cooperation with beneficiaries in a complex and regulated context.
Member of the Certifying Authority, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
Dušan Ružik Member of the Certifying Authority, Ministry of Finance, Czech RepublicDušan Ružik has been working at the Certifying Authority responsible for the ERDF, ESF, CF and EMFF funds programmes in the Czech Republic since 2008. He has been responsible for the certification of the several programmes both at regional, national and cross-border level throughout three programming periods. Furthermore, he is an expert in the field of treatment of irregularities and implementation of the financial corrections at the Certifying Authority. In the current programming period, his responsibilities also encompass the establishment of the procedures related to the accounts and the assurance model. As a representative of the Certifying Authority at the Expert Group for the ESI funds (EGESIF), he is also involved in the negotiations with the European Commission concerning the interpretation of the rules in various guidelines.
Senior Auditor, European Court of Auditors
Susanna Rafalzik Senior Auditor, European Court of AuditorsSince 1994 Susanna Rafalzik has been working in the field of the European Regional Policy and the EU Structural Funds. Since April 2018, she has been Auditor in Chamber II where she is working in both, the Statement of Assurance audit (DAS) and in the performance audit. From 1999 until the beginning of 2018, Susanna Rafalzik was Director of the Audit Authority for the ERDF in Austria at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna.
Industrial Affairs Director, European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU)
Jim Rushworth Industrial Affairs Director, European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU)He started his career in the gold mining industry in South Africa in 1981 and has over 37 years experience in the cement, lime and aggregates industries in both technical and operational roles. His current role is Industrial Policy Director at CEMBUREAU where he leads the Industrial Policy team. Past roles have included Global Head Corporate Citizenship for LafargeHolcim (LH), Global Vice President Sustainable Development & Public Affairs in Lafarge, Head of Sustainability in UK, Head of Emissions Trading and leading the waste fuels program in UK for Lafarge. Internationally he co-chaired taskforces for WBCSD-CSI, CEMBUREAU and UEPG (EU Aggregates Association). In UK he was also on the board of BCSD-UK and Emissions Trading Group and chairman of working groups for Minerals Products Association and ETG. He has been selected by the UK Government to represented EU extractive industry and UK industry on several occasions and represented LH at the UN Global Leaders assembly in New York.
Sustainability Business Partner, Royal Philips
Raquel Rebelo de Mira Sustainability Business Partner, Royal PhilipsRaquel is by background an Environmental Engineer with 20 years of internationalization and cross-industry experience in global corporations. She is an expert in Sustainability and Circular Economy (CE) and develops and delivers strategic programs and initiatives in this field. Raquel’s triple-accredited Bradford University MBA in “Innovation, Enterprise, and Circular Economy” further enabled her to support Philips in embedding the pioneering themes of a circular economy in its business strategy and action. In this role, she helps businesses to redefine their vision to innovate by thinking in systems while addressing their multidimensional challenges towards an advanced model of the circular economy. While doing so, Raquel enjoys the challenge of spreading the concept of CE across businesses and functions while stimulating inspirational dialogues and decisions towards redesigning organisational processes, from product innovation to service models design.