Leadership

CAPRI is governed by a board of experts deeply committed to evidence-based public policy analysis and supporting the center in research, partnership, development, recruitment, and governance. The Board receives input from CAPRI’s International Advisory Council, consisting of scholars, industry leaders, and international experts with expertise in CAPRI’s areas of focus, such as governance, public policy and administration, public health, and sustainability as well as in nonprofit and business administration. The International Advisory Council is designed to enable experts in our global network to provide input on the topics of CAPRI’s research and projects.

Board Members

Professor Syaru Shirley Lin, Chair of the Board

Research Professor, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Adjunct Professor, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Professor Chang-Chuan Chan

Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

Ms. Irene Chen

Executive Director, Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation

Professor Alicia Garcia Herrero

Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis

Adjunct Professor, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Advisor, MERICS

Professor Harry Harding

University Professor and Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia

Senior Fellow, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Mr. Stan Shih

Chairman of StanShih Foundation

Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman, Acer Group

Mr. David W. Su

Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, MediaTek, Inc.

International Advisory Council

The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull

Chair of the International Advisory Council

Prime Minister of Australia
(2015-18)

Chair of the International Advisory Council

Prime Minister of Australia (2015-18)

Dr. Kristoffer B Berse

Associate Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines Diliman

Director for Research and Creative Work, UP Resilience Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman

Ms. Maria Livanos Cattaui

Former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce (1996-2005)

Professor Margaret Foster Riley

Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Professor Yik Ying Teo

Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Announcement of new members forthcoming

Reform for Resilience Commission

Co-Chairs and Founding Convenor

His Excellency José Manuel Barroso

Co-Chair

Chair of GAVI;
President of the European Commission (2004-14)

The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull

Co-Chair

Prime Minister of Australia
(2015-18)

Prof. Michelle A. Williams

Co-Chair

Dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mr. George Freeman MP

Founding Convenor

UK Minister for Science, Research and Innovation (2021-22); Minister for Life Science (2014-16)

Reform for Resilience Commission

Commissioners

Sir John Bell

Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University

Prof. Chen Chien-jen

Distinguished Professor, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

Vice President of Taiwan (2016-20)

Lord Ara Darzi

Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Dr. Sumbul Desai

Vice President, Apple Health

Lord William Hague

UK Foreign Secretary (2010-14)

Ms. Connie Hedegaard

European Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-14)

Prof. David Heymann

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM

Mr. Leif Johansson

Chairman, AstraZeneca

Ms. Roula Khalaf

Editor, The Financial Times

Prof. Sharon Lewin

Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Prof. Syaru Shirley Lin

Research Professor, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Ms. Marcella Panucci

Director General of Confindustria (2012-20)

Prof. Ramesh Raskar


Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab

Mr. Stan Shih


Chairman of StanShih Foundation

Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman, Acer Group

The Honorable Alexander Stubb

Director of the School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Prime Minister of Finland (2014-15)

Prof. Eng-Kiong Yeoh


Director of the Center for Health Systems and Policy Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, Government of Hong Kong SAR (1999-2004)

Professor Syaru Shirley Lin, Chair of the Board

Research Professor, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Adjunct Professor, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Syaru Shirley Lin is Research Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Shirley chairs the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI), a new policy think tank conducting interdisciplinary, comparative research on innovative policies that can strengthen resilience and improve governance in the Asia Pacific. CAPRI currently acts as the Asia-Pacific Hub of the Commission on Reform for Resilience and the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience, two global initiatives that are reviewing the response to the COVID pandemic and developing proposals for better responses in the future.

Her research and teaching focus on cross-Strait relations, international and comparative political economy, as well as the challenges facing high-income societies in East Asia. She is the author of Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy (Stanford University Press, 2016) which was also published in Chinese in 2019. Her book highlights the linkage between Taiwan’s national identity and its foreign economic policy and analyzes the implications for Taiwan’s future relationship with China. She is now writing a book on six economies in Asia Pacific caught in the high-income trap, all of which are facing problems such as inequality, demographic decline, financialization, outdated education systems, increasingly polarized societies, inadequate policy and technological innovation, and climate change. Her analysis and commentary frequently appear in English and Chinese media.

She was the youngest woman partner as well as one of the first Asian partners of Goldman Sachs, where she led the firm’s investment efforts in Asia, managing private equity and venture capital investments in 12 countries and setting up its Tokyo operation. She spearheaded the firm’s investments in technology start-ups in Asia, making it one of the earliest and most successful investors in China. In that capacity, she led the first round of institutional investments in Alibaba and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation. Prior to her work in private equity and venture capital, she specialized in the privatization of state-owned enterprises in China and Singapore.

Shirley has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies and currently serves as a director of TE Connectivity, Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, and Langham Hospitality Investments. She is a director of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, which supports the development and adoption of new therapeutic medical technologies, and a senior advisor to Taiwan’s Talent Circulation Alliance, an initiative to promote Taiwan as a hub for talent for the region and the world. She served on the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation from 2016 to 2022, advising the Hong Kong government on matters related to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

A native of Taipei, Shirley has been a resident of Hong Kong for three decades. Shirley graduated, cum laude, from Harvard College and has also studied and worked in Tokyo and Madrid. After retiring from Goldman Sachs, she earned her masters and doctorate from the University of Hong Kong and launched a new career as a scholar, policy analyst, and corporate and non-profit director.

Professor Chang-Chuan Chan

Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

Chang-Chuan Chan is a Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (formerly the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene), College of Public Health, National Taiwan University (NTU) (Council on Education for Public Health accredited). He was the ninth Dean of the College of Public Health and Director of the Global Health Center and Population Health Research Center at NTU. He is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Advisory Group and the head of delegations for Taiwan in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. He is also an advisor to the Taipei City Mayor, a member of the Taipei 2050 Vision Committee, and a member and Vice Executive Officer of the Council for Sustainable Development, Taipei City Government.

Chan has held prominent positions in international societies including councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) from 2015 to 2017, councilor of the International Society of Exposure Analysis (now International Society of Exposure Science) from 2008 to 2011, steering committee member of APRU Global Health Program from 2014 to 2016, a member of the board of directors at Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), chair of the ISEE, Asia and Western Pacific Chapter (ISEE-AWPC) from 2016 to 2020, and chairman of the Taiwan Society for Risk Analysis from 2008 to 2015. He was the Director of the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene at NTU from 1999 to 2005 and Associate Dean of the College of Public Health, NTU, from 2011 to 2017.

Chan holds a Doctor of Science in Air Pollution Control and Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Air Pollution Control from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from NTU. He has been a leading researcher in air pollution for more than 20 years, focusing on environmental epidemiology, exposure and risk assessment, and global health governance, with collaborative projects in Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, India, South Korea, Japan, United States, and European Union, and has over 200 publications in SCI journals.

Ms. Irene Chen

Executive Director, Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation

Irene Chen is the Executive Director of the Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation, an international non-governmental organization that deals with issues related to youth education in Taiwan and around the world.

Prior to joining the Fubon Group, Ms. Chen worked as a market researcher for advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather before finding success as a journalist and news anchor at Taiwan Television Company from 1985 to 1990. In recognition of her accomplishments in the media industry, she received the award for “Best News Anchor” at the 1988 Golden Bell Awards.

Ms. Chen joined the Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation as its Executive Officer when it was launched in 1990, having already held the same position at the Fubon Charity Foundation since 1988. The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation’s many outstanding productions and its efforts in advocating media literacy helped her earn a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour L’Enfance et la Jeunesse) in 2009. The award recognized her own and her foundation’s dedication to promoting excellence in audio-visual media for young audiences. In 2021, she received a Taiwanese Cultural Collaboration Medal from the Ministry of Culture in recognition of her contribution to cultural and artistic development.

Ms. Chen has championed media literacy and film education through NPOs for decades and founded the Da-Win Media Group in 2015 to produce content, but she has also been a strong advocate for many other issues. They include the transition to clean energy, climate change, and food and nutrition education, with a particular commitment to vegetarianism in recent years. She helped found the Mom Loves Taiwan Association against nuclear power in 2013, and the group was rebranded in August 2022 to highlight its vision of a creating a safe, clean, sustainable and beautiful Taiwan through improvements in energy, transportation, architecture and daily living. In 2018, she set up the Douceur Network to promote healthy school lunches.

Ms. Chen is also an accomplished writer, having published four books over the past two decades – “Young, Individualistic, Few & Freedom-Minded” (1991), “How to Make Your Dreams Come True” (1993, Crown Culture Corporation), “Love is Everything” (2005, China Times Publishing), and “Be Media-Smart” (2006, Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation). She has also been the publisher of “Career” magazine since 1989.

Ms. Chen graduated from National Chengchi University in 1983, and received her Master’s degree in Communication Arts and Science from the University of Southern California in 1985.

Professor Alicia Garcia Herrero

Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis

Adjunct Professor, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Advisor, MERICS

Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at the Brussels-based European think-tank BRUEGEL and a non-resident Senior Follow at the East Asian Institute (EAI) of the National University Singapore (NUS) and a Member of the Board of the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) . Alicia is also Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finally, Alicia is a Member of the Council of Advisors on Economic Affairs to the Spanish Government and an advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) among other advisory and teaching positions.

In previous years, Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. As regards her academic career, Alicia has served as visiting Professor at John Hopkins University (SAIS program), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Carlos III University.

Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books. Alicia is also very active in international media (BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and CNN) as well as social media (LinkedIn and Twitter). As a recognition, Alicia was included in the TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn in 2017 and #6 Top Social Media leader by Refinitiv in 2020.

Professor Harry Harding

University Professor and Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia

Senior Fellow, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Harry Harding is a specialist on Asia and US–Asian relations. His major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949–1966China’s Second Revolution: Reform after MaoA Fragile Relationship: the United States and China since 1972; and the chapter on the Cultural Revolution in the Cambridge History of China. He is presently working on a sequel to A Fragile Relationship, with the working title A Broken Engagement: the United States and China from Clinton to Trump.

Presently a University Professor and Professor of Public Policy and a Faculty Senior Fellow in the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia (UVA), he is also Yushan Scholar and Adjunct Chair Professor in the College of Social Science at National Chengchi University in Taipei. He has previously held visiting or adjunct appointments at the University of Washington, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Harding served as the founding dean of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy between 2009 and 2014. Before joining the Batten School, he held faculty appointments at Swarthmore College and Stanford University, founded the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. From 1995 to 2005 he was Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and from 2005 to 2007 was Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and advisory firm based in New York. He has served on the boards of several educational and nonprofit institutions as well as on the US–China Joint Commission on Science and Technology and the US Defense Policy Board. A graduate of Princeton in public and international affairs, he holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He is married to Syaru Shirley Lin.

Mr. Stan Shih

Chairman of StanShih Foundation

Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman, Acer Group

Stan Shih is the Chairman of StanShih Foundation, and the Co-founder and Honorary Chairman of the Acer Group. Throughout his career and all his life, he has been a social entrepreneur. Since January 2017, he has served as the Honorary Chairman of Major League IoT to promote the rapid transformation of Taiwan industry to face critical challenges in the future.

Mr. Shih serves on the boards of Acer, Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation and Chinese Television System, and he is a former board member of TSMC. He is the Chairman of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation, the Head of Taiwan Connection Fun Club, One Song Orchestra Fun Club, the Convener of the Cultural Tech Alliance, Taiwan, and the Chairman of CTAmbi Investment and Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Shih had the honor of being selected as one of the 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons in Taiwan in 1976, The Most Outstanding Young Engineer in Taiwan in 1981, and one of the 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons in the World in 1983. He is a former Chairman of the Asia Business Council and a former International Advisory Board (IAB) member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a Governor of the Asian Institute of Management, and an Honorary Chairman of the Taiwan Excellent Brand Association. After retiring from Acer in 2004, he acted as the Chairman of the National Culture and Arts Foundation from 2011 to 2016 to build up a platform between the arts and business.

BusinessWeek named Mr. Shih as one of its 25 Top Managers of the Year in 1996. Time featured him in its article “60 years of Asian Heroes” for turning Taiwan into a PC-manufacturing powerhouse. In 2007, Mr. Shih, as Taiwan’s Special Envoy, attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Summit in Sydney, Australia. For his outstanding, long- term contributions, the President honored him with the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon in October 2011 and the first Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Laureate in 2012.

Mr. Shih earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and honorary Ph.D. in electronics engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Honorary Doctor of International Law from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Mr. David W. Su

Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, MediaTek, Inc.

David W. Su is Corporate Vice President and General Counsel of MediaTek, Inc.in Taiwan. He is in charge of MediaTek’s legal and intellectual property functions. Prior to joining MediaTek, Mr. Su was a Senior Director in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC). At TSMC, he has led several legal divisions, including intellectual property and business transactions. Before he began a career as a corporate counsel, he was in private practice at Taiwan’s largest law firm Lee & Li, Attorneys-at-Law, as a partner specializing in litigation and intellectual property laws.

Mr. Su is currently the Chairman of the Taiwan Trade Secrets Protection Association (TTSP), an organization formed by Taiwan’s leading technology companies to promote legislation and policies for the protection of technologies. He is also board member of the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association (APIPA); the Taiwan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Association (LES); and the Cornerstone Intellectual Property Foundation.

Mr. Su received his LL.B. from National Taiwan University. He also earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and an SJD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was an adjunct associate professor at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University and National Tsing Hua University, where he taught contracts and trade secrets law.

The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull

Co-Chair, Reform for Resilience Commission

Prime Minister of Australia (2015-18)

Malcolm Turnbull was 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. Prior to entering politics, he enjoyed successful careers as a lawyer, investment banker and journalist.

Malcolm was born in 1954 and grew up in Sydney. For much of his childhood he lived alone with his father Bruce.

While studying law at Sydney University, Malcolm worked as a journalist and continued doing so when he studied at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.

It was during his time at Oxford that Malcolm met and was hired by Harold Evans, the editor of London’s Sunday Times newspaper.

After his time at Oxford, where he married his wife Lucy, Malcolm returned to Australia and practiced law where he quickly established a reputation as an effective advocate, most notably when he successfully defended former MI5 agent Peter Wright against the British Government, in the “Spycatcher” trial.

Malcolm established an investment banking firm in 1987 and during that time specialized in the media and technology sectors. He worked with some of the leading media moguls of the time including Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Conrad Black and Bob Maxwell and at the same time established a number of new businesses of his own.

He co-founded the first big Australian Internet company, OzEmail Ltd, listing it on the NASDAQ in 1996 and selling it to Worldcom three years later.

Malcolm joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 becoming a partner of the firm the following year and headed their Australian business for four years until he retired to pursue a political career.

He entered the Australian Parliament in 2004 and during that time served as Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Minister for Communications and as Prime Minister from 2015-18.

During his time as Prime Minister, Malcolm delivered an economic growth agenda that lead to record job creation on the back of cutting personal and company taxes. His government legalized same-sex marriage and reformed the school funding model to ensure a consistent, needs based approach across all school sectors.

His government embarked on the largest peace-time expansion and modernization of Australian defense forces and defense industry, including commissioning 54 new Naval vessels.

Malcolm has a deep interest in energy issues and renewable energy. He recognized the urgent need for large scale storage to make intermittent renewables reliable and started the construction of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 pumped hydro scheme, which will be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. He also identified the opportunity for similar pumped storage systems in Tasmania.

He successfully negotiated a deal with President Trump to maintain a refugee resettlement deal he had agreed to with President Obama.

When Trump pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Malcolm refused to allow that 12 nation free trade deal to fall by the wayside, rallying the remaining eleven countries to commit to a continuing TPP-11.

He radically reformed the way the Australian federal Government deals with states and cities, establishing a series of City Deals where the three levels of Government agree on common goals and then work together to realize them. As part of the Western Sydney City Deal, he commenced the construction of a new Airport for Sydney.

At a time of growing nationalist sentiment across the world, he opposed racism and division at every turn, ensuring that Australia remains the most successful multicultural society in the world.

Since leaving politics, Malcolm has resumed his business career and regularly speaks at global conferences.

Malcolm is married to Lucy, the former Lord Mayor of Sydney and former Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. He has two children, Alex and Daisy, and four grandchildren – Jack, Isla, Alice and Ronan.

Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse

Associate Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines Diliman

Director for Research and Creative Work, UP Resilience Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman

Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse is an Associate Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines Diliman, and concurrent Director for Research and Creative Work of the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI). He earned his PhD and master’s degrees in Urban Engineering and Environmental Studies, respectively, from the University of Tokyo, and his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from UP-NCPAG. He held the UP Diliman Rafael Salas Professorial Chair in Public Administration (2018-2019) and was conferred the 2019 Virginia Miralao Excellence in Research Award by the Philippine Social Science Council. He was inducted into the Council of Fellows of the Philippine Public Safety College in 2020, serves as Research Fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines, and sits as Technical Evaluator for Public Administration of the Commission on Higher Education (2020-2023). Internationally, Kris is an IRDR Young Scientist and a Working Group Member of the Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN). Outside of teaching and research, he works with government and non-government organizations such as the ASEAN, UNDRR, ADB, UNDP, The Asia Foundation, Local Government Academy, Climate Change Commission, and Save the Children, among others, in areas broadly crisscrossing disaster risk governance, crisis management, climate change adaptation, public policy, and inter-local cooperation.

Ms. Maria Livanos Cattaui

Former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce

Maria Livanos Cattaui was secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2005. She has worked for decades at the crossroads of world business and the global economy. Cattaui has deep experience in trade policies, with a particular focus on their impact on developing and emerging economies, and on how businesses can effectively address social and economic issues.

Before joining the International Chamber of Commerce, Cattaui was with the World Economic Forum in Geneva for nearly two decades. She became managing director, responsible for the annual meeting in Davos, where she was instrumental in building it into the world’s foremost gathering of leaders. In addition to the Open Society Global Board, she serves as a board member of several organizations.

Cattaui, of Greek origin and Swiss nationality, was educated in the United States. She graduated with honors from Harvard University and holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University, Toronto.

Professor Margaret Foster Riley

Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Margaret (Mimi) Foster Riley teaches food and drug law, health law, animal law, bioethics, regulation of clinical research and public health law.

Riley has written and presented extensively about health care law, biomedical research, genetics, reproductive technologies, stem cell research, animal biotechnology, health disparities and chronic disease. She serves as chair of UVA’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and as legal advisor to the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, which is responsible for reviewing all human subject research at UVA involving medically invasive procedures. She served on the National Research Council Committee on Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects and has advised numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine and the Virginia Bar.

Before coming to Virginia, Riley was an associate with Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz in Philadelphia, where she worked primarily in complex securities, commercial and mass tort litigation. Prior to that position, she was a litigation associate with Rogers & Wells in New York. Riley received her law degree from Columbia University and her bachelor of arts from Duke University.

Professor Yik Ying Teo

Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Yik Ying Teo, or commonly known as YY, is the second Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore. Trained as a mathematician at Imperial College and having completed his MSc and DPhil at Oxford in statistical genetics, YY returned to Singapore in 2010 after working for four years as a lecturer at Oxford and concurrently as a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Prior to his deanship, he was Founding Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and also Director for the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research. He is presently a member on the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program, as well as a governing board member of the Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network for Southeast Asia.

His Excellency José Manuel Barroso

Co-Chair, Reform for Resilience Commission

Chair of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance

President of the European Commission (2004-14)

José Manuel Barroso is non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and former President of the European Commission (2004-14).

José Manuel joined Goldman Sachs in 2016 after an established career in EU and Portuguese politics. Having first been elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1985, José Manuel served as state secretary for home affairs, state secretary for foreign affairs and cooperation, and minister for foreign affairs in successive governments. In 1999, he was elected president of the Social Democratic Party and became the leader of the opposition. In 2002, he was elected Prime Minister of Portugal and in 2004 was nominated as President of the European Commission. José Manuel remained in the Presidency for two 5-year terms, where he played an influential role in the passing of the Treaty of Lisbon, responding to the financial crisis and incorporating new members in the European Union, as the EU went from 15 to 28 countries between 2004 and 2014.

On behalf of the EU, Jose Manuel received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 and gave the acceptance speech together with the President of the European Council.

José Manuel’s academic positions have included visiting professor at Georgetown University and visiting professor of International Economic Policy and policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School, at Princeton University. He is also a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Portugal and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

José Manuel has been awarded numerous honorary degrees and has received more than 60 decorations, prizes and honors, including Portugal’s Grã-Cruz da Ordem Militar de Cristo and Grande Colar da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique.

Professor Michelle A. Williams

Co-Chair, Reform for Resilience Commission

Dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle Williams is Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development.

Michelle is an internationally renowned epidemiologist, public health scientist, award-winning educator and a widely recognized academic leader. Prior to becoming Dean, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Program Leader of the Population Health and Health Disparities Research.

Before joining Harvard, Michelle had a distinguished career at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. While at the UW, she was active in the Center for Perinatal Studies at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, becoming co-director from 2000 to 2011. In 1994, Michelle developed, and directed until 2019, the international research training (MIRT) program that allows for the development and operations of undergraduate and graduate student training in global health, biostatistics, and epidemiology in foreign research sites in South America, South East Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Michelle has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, as the recipient of the 2015 Harvard Chan School’s Outstanding Mentor Award, the UW’s Brotman Award for excellence in teaching (2007), the American Public Health Association’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award for education in epidemiology (2007), and the White House’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (2012).

She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and the American Epidemiological Society (elected). In 2020, she was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and recognized by PR Week as one of the top 50 health influencers of the year.

Mr. George Freeman MP

Founding Convenor, Reform for Resilience Commission

UK Minister for Science, Research and Innovation (2021-22); Minister for Life Science (2014-16)

George is a British politician and Minister for Science, Research and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Norfolk since 2010. George was elected to Parliament in May 2010 after a 15 year career in and around the Cambridge cluster supporting high growth businesses. George has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change (2010-2011), Minister of State for the Future of Transport (2019-2020), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences (2014-2016), chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board in (2016-2017) and then Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum (2017-2019).

He is a founder of 2020 Conservatives group, Big Tent Ideas Festival, the Norfolk Enterprise Festival and Founding Convenor and Commissioner of the Reform for Resilience Commission.

Sir John Bell

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University

Professor Sir John Bell is Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, and Chairman of the UK Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research. He served as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 2006 to 2011. In 1993, he founded the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. In 2001, he was appointed non-executive director of Roche Holding AG and in 2008 joined the Gates Foundation Global Health Advisory Board which he has chaired since 2012.

In December 2011, Sir John was appointed one of two UK Life Sciences Champions by the Prime Minister. He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to medicine, medical research and the life science industry.

Professor Chen Chien-jen

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Distinguished Professor, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

Vice President of Taiwan (2016-20)

Chen Chien-Jen received his Sc.D. in epidemiology and human genetics from the Johns Hopkins University (1983). He then worked as an associate professor (1983–1986) and professor (1986–2006) of National Taiwan University. He was appointed as the director of the Graduate Institute of Public Health (1993–1994), founding director of the Graduate Institute of Epidemiology (1994–1997), and dean of the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University (1999–2002). He became a distinguished research fellow of the Genomics Research Center at Academia Sinica (2006–2015), and was appointed as a vice president of the academy (2011– 2015). He was appointed as the Minister of the Department of Health (2003–2005) and Minister of the National Science Council (2006–2008). He was elected as the 14th Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He is now an academician and distinguished research fellow of the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica.

Prof. Chen has dedicated himself to molecular and genomic epidemiological research on chronic arsenic poisoning and virus-induced cancers for over 40 years. His discoveries of the multiple health hazards of arsenic in drinking water has led to global awareness and mitigation of this large environmental calamity, and his research on end-stage liver disease risk prediction in chronic hepatitis B has pioneered the viral load paradigm in its clinical management. He has published over 750 scientific articles and over 75 books/chapters, which have been cited for over 93,000 times with an H-index over 140 (Google Scholar).

Prof. Chen was elected as an academician of Academia Sinica (1998), a member of the World Academy of Sciences (2005), an honorary member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (2007), and a Foreign Associate (international member) of US National Academy of Sciences (2017).

He has received many awards and honors, including the Presidential Science Prize (2005) and the Order of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Grand Cordon (2020) in Taiwan, the Cutter Lectureship on Preventive Medicine from Harvard University (2008) and the Knowledge for the World Award from Johns Hopkins University (2012) in the USA, the Officier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (2009) in France, the Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre (2010) and the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great (2013) in the Vatican. He received honorary doctoral degrees from China Medical University (2014), National Sun Yet-Sen University (2020), and Kaohsiung Medical University (2020) in Taiwan.

Lord Ara Darzi

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Lord Darzi is an academic surgeon who has led numerous innovations in surgical practice and was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007 he was appointed to the UK Department of Health to lead a major review of the NHS. In 2009 Lord Darzi was appointed as the UK’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences until March 2013. He sat as a Council Member for the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council from 2013-2018 and is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London.

He has been a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council since June 2009 and in 2016, Lord Darzi was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen for exceptionally meritorious service towards the advancement of medicine.

Dr. Sumbul Desai

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Vice President, Apple Health

Sumbul Desai, MD currently serves as Vice President of Health at Apple, overseeing health initiatives including clinical product development, innovative clinical partnerships and medical research. She also leads the regulatory and quality teams at Apple. Apple is also working with the best in the medical field, including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the American Heart Association, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University, to conduct landmark health studies and advance discovery with the ResearchKit and CareKit platforms.

Dr. Desai recently served as Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Medicine at Stanford Medicine, as well as Associate Chief Medical Officer at Stanford Healthcare.

Lord William Hague

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

UK Foreign Secretary (2010-14)

Lord Hague was first elected to Parliament for the seat of Richmond, North Yorkshire, at a by-election in 1989. He was re-elected a further five times to Parliament, on the last three occasions with the largest margin for any Conservative in the country. Lord Hague held several positions in the John Major government, including Minister of State for Social Security and Disabled People, during which time he introduced the landmark Disability Discrimination Act.

Lord Hague became leader of the Conservative Party in 1997 and was Leader of the Opposition until 2001. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2010 to 2014 and was the Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015. Lord Hague is a successful author and has a weekly column in the Telegraph.

Ms. Connie Hedegaard

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

European Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-14)

Connie Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations.

Connie was elected to the Danish parliament in 1984 and was appointed Minister of Environment to Denmark in 2004. Currently she chairs the OECD’s Round Table for Sustainability and serves as board member for the European Climate Foundation. Connie had a successful 14 year career in journalism and has authored and contributed to several books, publications and columns.

Professor David Heymann

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM

David is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and former Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London. From 2012 to 2017 he was chairman of Public Health England. David is an elected fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US) and the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), and has received seven different public health awards.

David has held numerous positions at WHO, including Executive Director of the Communicable Diseases Cluster, leading the global response to SARS, and Assistant Director for Health Security. Before joining WHO, David was based in sub-Saharan Africa and India, responding to outbreaks of Ebola, smallpox and supporting research to control infectious diseases.

Mr. Leif Johansson

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Chairman, AstraZeneca

Leif is Chairman of AstraZeneca. From 1997 to 2011, Leif was CEO of AB Volvo. Prior to that, he served at AB Electrolux, latterly as CEO from 1994 to 1997. He was a Non-Executive Director of BMS from 1998 to September 2011. Leif was Chairman of global telecommunications company, LM Ericsson, from 2011 until March 2018. He holds an MSc in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 1994 (Chairman 2012 to 2017). Leif is also a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (Chairman 2009 to 2014) and a Member of the Council of Advisors, Boao Forum for Asia.

Ms. Roula Khalaf

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Editor, The Financial Times

Roula is Editor of the Financial Times. She was previously deputy editor from 2016 to 2020, overseeing a range of newsroom initiatives and award winning editorial projects and leading a global network of over 100 foreign correspondents. Before taking up the deputy editor role,

Roula was the FT’s foreign editor and oversaw the FT’s operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Before that, as Middle East editor, she launched a Middle East edition and led coverage of the Arab Spring. Roula was named foreign commentator of the year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards in 2016 and her series on Qatar won the Foreign Press Association’s Feature story of the year in 2013. She joined the FT in 1995 as North Africa correspondent and before that was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York.

Professor Sharon Lewin

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Sharon Lewin is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Melbourne Laureate Professor, The University of Melbourne; consultant infectious diseases physician, Alfred Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. Her research focuses on HIV infection.

She has published over 300 publications and in 2019 was named a Clarivate Web of Science high citation researcher. She leads a large national network funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia which focuses on pandemic preparedness. Scientists from the Doherty Institute were the first to isolate and share the SARS COV2 virus outside of China and have a broad program of research focused on COVID19.

Ms. Marcella Panucci

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Director General of Confindustria (2012-20)

Marcella joined Confindustria in 1995, working as Director of Legislative Affairs before being appointed Director General in 2012 until 2020. From 2011 to 2012 she was Head of the Technical Secretariat and Economic Advisor to the Minister of Justice Paola Severino. From 2012 to 2020 she was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Borsa Italiana SpA and since 2017 she has been Adjunct Professor of Public Law of Economics at Luiss-Guido Carli University.

Since November 2020, she has been a Consultant of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Legal Advisor to the Minister of European Affairs Vincenzo Amendola and was recently appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Public Administration in the Italian Government. She is the author of several publications in the field of economic law.

Professor Ramesh Raskar

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab

Ramesh is Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab, where his research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction. Recent projects include a next generation CAT-Scan machine and low-cost eye care devices.

In 2004, Ramesh received the TR100 Award from Technology Review, which recognizes top young innovators and in 2003 the Global Indus Technovator Award, instituted at MIT to recognize the top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide. Other awards include 2010 LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept and NIKE, and 2011 Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award. Ramesh holds over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards.

The Honorable Alexander Stubb

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Director of the School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Prime Minister of Finland (2014-15)

Alex is the Director of the School of Transnational Governance (EUI) and has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland (2008-2016). He was a Member of the European Parliament (2004-2008) and national parliament (2011-2017). He was the Chairman of the Finnish National Coalition Party (2014-2016) and VP of the European Investment Bank (2017-2020).

Alex worked as an advisor at the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in President Romano Prodi’s team at the European Commission (1995-2004). He was involved in the negotiation of the Treaties of Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon. Alex has written numerous books and academic articles on European affairs and publishes columns for several newspapers.

Professor Eng-Kiong Yeoh

Commissioner, Reform for Resilience Commission

Director of the Center for Health Systems and Policy Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1999-2004)

Eng Kiong Yeoh is Professor of Public Health, Head of Division of Health System, Policy and Management, and Director of Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (School) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was Director of the School from 2014 to 2020. His research is in health systems, services, and policy with an interest in applying systems thinking in studying how the complex components of health systems interact and interrelate to improve health.

He has a vast experience and knowledge in health systems research and in social and elderly services. Prof. Yeoh is currently the principal investigator of two commissioned studies (i) to investigate Hong Kong’s early detection, assessment, and response system to COVID-19 and (ii) to evaluate a new primary care initiative—an innovative district health system in Hong Kong. He is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Social Science Research Group on COVID-19 and is leading a study of government responses in the Western Pacific Region. He also completed a study to evaluate the impact of a government elderly healthcare voucher schemes on healthcare utilization and a study to review, develop, and pilot integrated health service models for an aging population. He has been commissioned by the Social Welfare Department to evaluate two pilot projects on (i) Residential Care Service Vouchers for the Elderly and (ii) Support for Elderly Persons Discharged from Public Hospitals after Treatment with an aim to enhance residential care and transitional care services for the elderly. He has just completed a commissioned study by the Macao Health Bureau to assess their population healthcare needs so as to inform the planning of services and resources necessary to meet the changing health needs of Macao population. In addition, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has funded him to conduct research to promote intergenerational cohesion and population health by launching theoretical- and evidence-based intergenerational programs with the collaboration of NGOS in the community. In the aspect of regulation, he is the principal investigator of two projects regarding the regulation of healthcare professions. He has developed and piloted the first accredited registers scheme for unregulated healthcare professionals in Hong Kong. Currently, he is developing criteria for assessing the healthcare professions to recommend appropriate regulatory oversight. These projects can provide insight in developing the regulatory framework for healthcare professionals in Hong Kong to enable better quality of care and improve patient safety in society. He is a member of the Research Council of Our Hong Kong Foundation and led two health policy research projects for the Foundation, namely An Investment for the Celebration of Aging and Fit for Purpose: A Health System for the 21st Century.

Internationally, he is involved in collaborative work with research networks such as the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and the Asia-Pacific Network for Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) in studies on health systems and training for policy. He was Chairman of the ANHSS from July 2009 to June 2014 and serves as Cluster Leader for Knowledge Events. He also supports the work in health system of the Western Pacific Region of the WHO, undertaking commissioned research and acting as Temporary Advisor to provide technical support for strengthening health systems. He has provided consultancy reports on governance and hospital planning. He was President of the International Hospital Federation and has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore Initiative to improve health in Asia, which seeks to contribute to thinking and policy formulation in public health and health systems development in Asia.

Prof. Yeoh was Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region between 1999 and 2004. From 1990 to 1999, he was head and the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.