Sandra Anani is a recognised sustainability and policy expert, with over 19 years’ experience. She has dedicated her career to sustainable development and communications. Sandra started her career in 1994 with British Airways, where she managed operations, customer service and sales. In 2003 Sandra joined the British Airports Authority, covering operations and assurance at Heathrow Airport. Her last role with BAA was at corporate level, managing aviation policy covering various elements including aviation environmental taxation, passengers with reduced mobility and airport charges. In May 2009 Sandra joined Abu Dhabi Airports Company to lead the development of corporate responsibility, including carbon management, waste management and communications. More recently, Sandra has worked with the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group on sustainability communications and events. Sandra is currently preparing a research proposal in application for her PhD on sustainability. Her diverse career has been complemented by her ongoing commitment to academic development, including an MBA in International Business Management from the University of London.
Dr. Marilena Vecco
Dr. Marilena Vecco is Associate professor in Entrepreneurship at Burgundy Business School, Dijon (France). She holds a PhD in Economic Sciences at University Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, a PhD in Economics of Institutions and Creativity at University of Turin and an executive MBA in International Arts Management from the University of Salzburg Business School in collaboration with Columbia College. Between 1999 and 2010 she was head of research of the International Center for Arts Economics (ICARE). Her research focuses on cultural entrepreneurship and management with a special focus on cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) and art markets. Marilena has over 17 years of academic and professional experience as a researcher, lecturer, and consultant. She has researched and consulted for several public and private organisations, including OECD, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, World Bank, and The European Commission. She is the author of several books (recently published: The power of partnerships: Necessity or luxury in the cultural and creative sectors? She is board member at the European network on cultural management and policy.
Erika Lindholm is a social and behavioural professional with a Master of Social Science in Sociology and Adult Education from the University of Helsinki. Erika has a background working within the NGO sector. Erika has held a number of positions working for 4H - the largest Youth Development Organisation in Finland, which was established for the sole purpose of preparing young persons to positively impact their communities and the World. Erika has many years of experience in planning and implementing events and activities focused on the educational goals of endorsing positive change, environmental responsibility and active citizenship. Erika is a highly motivated individual committed to helping people set and achieve goals, develop their skills and cope with change. Erika is also a Certified Personal Trainer, which gives her the opportunity to combine her greatest interest which is to inspire people to lead a healthy lifestyle and coach them towards reaching their lifestyle goals.
Emily Jennings is an experienced sustainability events professional. In addition, Emily’s work includes academic research currently focused on sustainability reporting and impact measurement within multinational enterprises. She has worked with start up organisations for example, in Kenya with local entrepreneurs to create economic, environmental and social growth. Emily has experience managing events through the role of Royal Holloway Sustainability Society President hosting events and speakers.
Global Network of Experts
In addition, STA has a global network of topic experts and associates, who can provide in depth expertise in the sustainability field depending on client needs. From social aspects and community engagement programmes to environmental specialists who can support clients assess, manage and improve the impacts of their operations.