Dr Alice Owen

Alice has worked in a variety of roles developing the policy and practice to deliver sustainability and is currently Associate Professor in Business, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at the University of Leeds, as well as being an appointed member of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership advisory panel. Alice was the lead commissioner for local and regional issues with the UK Sustainable Development Commission from 2005 – 11 and an engineer by training, Alice’s career started with first-hand experience of the chemical industry and of waste management operations.

From 1996-8, Alice was an NGO project manager on a wide range of environmental education projects internationally. She first worked in the public sector as Head of Conservation and Policy at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, from 1998-2001. In 2001, she established the sustainable development team in Yorkshire Forward, one of nine English regional development agencies.  Alice led consultancy firm Arup’s sustainability consulting work from Leeds from 2006 to 2012 and gained her PhD in 2013.