Ian Short

Chief Executive - Institute for Sustainability

Ian Short


Ian Short is Chief Executive of the Institute for Sustainability - an independent charity established to accelerate the delivery of sustainable cities and communities. Ian is also a Governing Board Member of the Climate-KIC, an initiative set up by the European Commission in 2010 to become Europe's catalyst for climate change innovation and sits on the Mayor of London's Smart London Board.

Previously, Ian was Deputy Chief Executive at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC), the lead regeneration agency for east London, which he helped establish in 2005. While in this role, Ian led development of the Institute for Sustainability from original concept through to fully operational charitable organisation in just over two years, before leaving to take up his current post in September 2009

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