CEG Advisory Committee

The members of the Centre's Advisory Committee are:

Michael Duggett

National School of Government

Michael Duggett has wide ranging experience of public administration in European and International settings through his work as Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences in Brussels that works with the United Nations, as well as due to being a career Civil Servant working in the cabinet office, the Department of the Environment and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has published extensively on public policy and public administration and lectured in numerous countries. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Beijing and is currently a member of the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management and the First Division Association, a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Member of several Editorial Boards and Advisory Boards for high-profile journals and associations. He has a BA (hons) in Politics and Sociology, an MPhil in Politics and a PhD.

Audaye Elesedy

Transition Exeter

As a community activist Audaye was one of the founders of the Low Carbon Exeter group, now Transition Exeter and has been involved in many grass roots community and environmental and social actions. He's also an active member of the Green Party. Professionally he's currently involved with delivering emotional resilience training and managing projects with organisations and groups around the South West.

Peter Ladegaard

World Bank Group

Peter Ladegaard is lead private sector development specialist at the Investment Climate Department of the World Bank Group. He has worked for more than 15 years on different aspects of regulatory governance and reform. Initially at OECD’s Regulatory Policy division, Peter led a number of benchmarking studies and country reviews of OECD Member Countries’ regulatory management systems. At the World Bank Group he directed the Better Regulation for Growth Programwhich adapted developed-country tools and experiences in regulatory reform to developing countries. Peter subsequently headed up IFC/World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Program in East and Southern Africa. Peter is now back in Washington DC working as lead private sector development specialist, supporting a number of knowledge management initiatives and investment climate advisory programs globally. Peter Ladegaard has also worked in management consulting and for the Danish Ministry of Finance. He holds an MA in Political Science.Pladegaard@ifc.org

Reijo Kemppinen

Director-General, Communication and Transparency, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU

Reijo Kemppinen is Director-General of the Council of the European Union. Previous posts include Director of Communications at EBRD; head of Representation in the United Kingdom at European Commission; and Head of Representation in Finland at European Commission. Other jobs were as diverse as journalist, reporter, regional correspondent, producer, and news editor. He also has professional experience within audiovisual production as Director of several publicity and promotion films and as Finnish narrator of European Commission films. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Templeton College, Oxford, the European School of Journalism and the Irish Institute for European Affairs. His publications include ”The future President of Finland” (US Media, 1987),”ECU, the common European currency” (VATT, 1992), ”Basic facts about the European Community” (Edita, 1992, 1993),”The Finnish membership of the European Union” (Edita, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002) and ”Belgium, a great small country in the heart of Europe” (Edita 2000).

Myria Vassiliadou

European Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of the European Commission and Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby

Myria Vassiliadou was appointed Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby in April 2007. She is committed to women's rights and equality between women and men. Her main research areas are the media, gender, interpersonal and ethnopolitical conflict and civil society activism. Myria was a founding member of Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies where she served as the Chair from 2006-2010. She was also the Director of the Institute from January 2000 - September 2007. She worked at the European Commission for three years as a Detached National Expert / Research Officer and managed projects relating to the Social Sciences and the Humanities at the Directorate General for Research. In December 2010, Myria was appointed as European Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of the European Commission.