Nate Matthews is the CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership. Previously, he led GRP’s resilience innovation investments with oversight across the technical work teams as GRP’s Program Director.
Prior to joining GRP, he was the Global Research Coordinator at the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and held various positions in the water sector and private sector. He has 16 years’ experience spanning over 30 countries.
He contributes to numerous international forums and initiatives including as a lead author in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an IPCC Expert Reviewer, an advisory board member of the Economist Sustainability Summit, an Obama Foundation mentor, a member of the Expert working group on Adaptation and Resilience at Climate Bonds Initiative, a member of the RISK Award Jury with Munich Re Foundation and as a working group member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report.
Matthews holds a PhD in Geography from King’s College London and has published two books and authored over 55 scientific publications and reports. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography at KCL, a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia Water Security Centre and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.