The Adaptation Sub-Committee sets the direction for adaptation matters including independent advice on preparing for climate change.
The ASC is made up of experts from the fields of climate change, science and economics and is chaired by the Baroness Brown of Cambridge.
Committee members have a duty to act impartially and objectively, and take steps to avoid any conflict of interest arising as a result of their membership of, or association with, other organisations or individuals. To make this fully transparent, we have established a register of members’ interests which can be found on our transparency page.
(Chair) The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Professor Dame Julia King DBE FREng, is a former Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University (2006-2016). After an academic career at Cambridge University, Julia held senior business and engineering posts at Rolls-Royce for eight years. She returned to academia as Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial College, London, becoming Vice-Chancellor of Aston University in 2006. Julia advises Government as Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, as a member of the Science and Technology Honours Committee and as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy, and was an inaugural member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Governing Board. She is Chair of the Sir Henry Royce Centre for Advanced Materials, a non-executive Director of the Green Investment Bank and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. In 2015 Julia was elevated to the peerage as a crossbench peer.
Professor Jim Hall
Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, where he is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks. A chartered engineer by background, Professor Hall has pioneered the use of probabilistic methods in flood risk assessment and water resource systems. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Flood Risk Management and Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Professor Dame Anne Johnson
Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE FMedSci is a public health doctor. She is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Chair of the Population and Lifelong Health Domain and Vice Dean International at University College London. She was a member of the UCL/Lancet Commission report on managing the health effects of climate change. She was previously Chair of the MRC Population Health Sciences Group. She is also a Wellcome Trust Governor.
Ece Ozdemiroglu is an environmental economist and the founding director of eftec (Economics For the Environment Consultancy). At eftec she has undertaken, directed and quality assured over 450 projects generating and interpreting economic value evidence on natural capital, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, water and flood management, remediation of environmental damage, cultural heritage, chemicals and value of information. She is also the Economics Lead of the Valuing Nature Programme, steering group member of the Natural Capital Initiative, and associate editor of the Journal for Environmental Economics and Policy.
Rosalyn Schofield LLB is a solicitor. She is currently Director of Company Secretariat at Associated British Foods plc where she has global responsibility for Sustainability, including the environmental impact of its businesses. Formerly, she was Legal Director at JD Wetherspoon plc where she managed the development, construction and opening of up to 100 outlets a year. Her early career was as a commercial property lawyer in private practice.
Sir Graham Wynne, CBE
Sir Graham Wynne is a former Chief Executive and Director of Conservation of the RSPB. He is currently Senior Advisor to the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), a member of the Board of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and a Trustee of Green Alliance. He was a member of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food, the Sustainable Development Commission, the Foresight Land use Futures Group and England’s Wildlife Network Review Panel. His early career was in urban planning and inner city regeneration.