Our Judges

Our judges are a diverse and international group of foresight experts, activists, innovators, and ambassadors. They were invited to join the judging panel due to their deep commitment to our values and their desire to support the next generation to become an active participant in shaping the future.

Judges are responsible for assessing the Fellowship applications, evaluating projects and selecting those who will participate in our fellowship journey. Many of our judges are so passionate about NGFP that they end up becoming mentors to our fellows. We are incredibly thankful to all the judges for their generosity and support in helping make the NGFP Fellowship possible!

Past Judges

Adanna Shallowe
Adanna is currently the Senior Global Manager at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) based in London. As a self confessed
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail
April Michele
April Michele, Executive Director, has worked in official capacity with Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) since 2012 and part of
Argen Hicks
Argen is a retired teacher from Georgia, USA. She is the Affiliate Director for the Georgia Future Problem Solving Program and
Benedetta Berti
Dr Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO. She is also Associate
Bjorn Rust
I explore the future of global development, humanitarian innovation and our environment, focusing on the role of nascent sociotechnical systems as
Björn Theis
Björn Theis is Head of Foresight at Creavis, the strategic innovation unit and business incubator of Evonik AG. He holds a
Brian Chandler
Born Glasgow. Schools: George Watsons (Edinburgh); Brentwood (Essex). Cambridge MA in Natural Sciences. Manager at Ford Motor. Director of Development at
Brooke Mitchell
Dr. Brooke Mitchell is a George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow. She works on Capitol Hill for a member
Caroline Lopes
M in Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, with a focus on Future Studies, by the Superior Institute of
Chris Jackson
Chris is a Partner at We Create Futures, a Foresight and Strategic Innovation practice based New Zealand. We Create Futures work
Claire Nelson
Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power
Colette Mazzucelli
Prof Dr Amb Colette Mazzucelli is President (Academia) Global Listening Centre,, and Lead Editor with James Felton Keith of the
Dale Van Der Lingen
Dale is the former Head of Strategic Foresight for the Western Cape Government in South Africa where he also served as
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti
Fash has over 9 years of experience as a Social Entrepreneur, Community Connector and Educator, being at the center of connecting
Daniel de Sant’anna Martins
Father, ludologist, futurist, designer, researcher, educator and consultant. Master’s degree in Design (CESAR School), postgraduate degree in Strategic Design (ESPM-RJ) and
Daniel Dobos
RequestedDaniel is an impact-driven ML/AI new technologies, innovation R&D manager with over 15 years experience in project, risk and security management
Daniella Tilbury
Prof Daniella Tilbury, Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Gibraltar; UNECE government focal point (UK) on Sustainability Education.
Darcy Winslow
Darcy Winslow is the Founding President (2010-2020) and co-founder of the Academy for Systems Change, an organization focused on advancing the
David Snowden
Prof Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director
Doris Viljoen
Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at the Institute for Futures Research of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She lectures
Eduardo Valladares
Learning experience designer, self-directed researcher on shame culture and the importance of vulnerability in education, and scholar on futures literacy. Lectures,
Edward Wanyonyi
Edward is a strategic communications expert specializing in designing, managing and implementing complex public engagement and information dissemination campaigns. With a
Enric Bas
Enric Bas. Phd in Sociology. Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain). Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures.
Fatima Azevedo
Fátima has focused her career on sustainable development and how foresight can improve public policies. As Senior Civil Servant, she developed
Florence Gaub
Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, where she is in charge of coordinating research activities. In addition, she works on
Hitomi Rankine
Hitomi Rankine is a technical cooperation specialist with over 15 years of experience in Asia and the Pacific and the Caribbean.
Ivana Gazibara
I lead Forum for the Future’s futures programme, and oversee our participatory digital Futuring platform – The Futures Centre ( My
Jane Davidson
Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country and passionate about living lightly. She is Pro Vice-Chancellor
Jim Maltby
Jim Maltby is a Principal Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl, part of MOD). He joined Dstl over 10
Jim Scopes
Jim has over 30 years’ experience within the public & private sectors as both a management consultant & civil servant. He
Joe Liddane
Retired Management Consultant After flirting with school teaching following a Modern Languages degree, Joe qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the
John Sweeney
Dr. John A. Sweeney is an award-winning author, designer, and futurist. As a practitioner, consultant, and educator, John has organized, managed,
Judith Kaulem
Judith Kaulem is a development practitioner, researcher and social policy analyst with over 20 years of working experience. She is currently
Julie Styan
Julius Gatune
Dr Julius Gatune is a policy analyst, a consultant and a futurist. His is currently a Senior Project Consultant with the
Karla Paniagua
Ph.D. in transdisciplinary cultural studies, Master in social anthropology. Head of Futures Studies area, Chair of Design of Tomorrow program, co-editor-in-chief
Kristiina Paju
I am a 33-year old Estonian working and living in Finland. I work as a project officer in the Union of
Laurie Smith
Laurie Smith – Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub. Laurie leads on strategic foresight for Nesta. He oversees much of the organisation’s
Maggie Greyson
Maggie Greyson is a global award-winning Futurist for her mastery in futures thinking and design. Throughout her career she has helped
Marcela Capaja
Marcela is the Senior Specialist for Strategic Futures with Natural England, where she is furthering futures, systems thinking, and innovation, to
Mario Reyes
Chilean professional with a background in social science, innovation management and S&T policy. Sociologist, M.Sc. in Sociology and MPA in Development,
Markus Becker
I am a futurist, strategist, business executive, musician, engineer and project manager. I started my career as an electrical engineer, from
Mathew Burrows
Mathew Burrows, PhD serves as director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) and is one of the
Mehmet Kinaci
Mr. Kinaci is a visionary Futurist and a true believer of integrating Strategic Foresight into decision-making be it in governments, international
Michele Chaboudy
I have lived in Northern California for the last 25 years working with large media companies and start up ventures in
Monica Mendez
Monica specializes in peacebuilding through strategic foresight and the intersection between gender, peace and security. Her practitioner experience and research interests
Murray Cook
Murray works in the strategy and scenario space helping leaders across sectors to reflect upon the future and what it means
Nancy Donovan
Ms. Nancy Donovan is Co-founder of the international Public Sector Foresight Network ( which connects government foresight practitioners from countries around
Olga Remneva
Olga Remneva (based in Tel Aviv, Israel) – PhD in cultural studies, art&science and technology-based expert, curator, art historian, educator, futurist.
Ollie Bream McIntosh
Ollie Bream McIntosh is a design and strategy consultant, currently maintaining an international portfolio of private- and third-sector clients, specialising in
Osmar Coelho
Osmar Coelho Filho is an engineer that holds a certificate degree in Sustainable Food Systems and Agroecology from the University of
Paniagua Karla
Communicologist, anthropologist, Ph.D. in transdisciplinary studies of culture and communication. Scientific editor, teacher, and researcher with more than 20 years of
Peter Glenday
Pierre Schoonraad
Pierre Schoonraad is the Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), a government
Prabhat Ranjan
Prof Prabhat Ranjan is currently Vice-Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Pune. He is a Nuclear Fusion Scientist, a Futurist,
Puruesh Chaudhary
Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Featured amongst the World’s top female futurists. She is a Distinguished
Richard Sandford
Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh
Over 20 years ago as a senior policy making civil servant in the UK Government Department of Health. I realised, along
Riel Miller
Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris Riel Miller started his career at the OECD in Paris in 1982 in the Economics Department.
Roger Dennis
Sultan Khair
A result-oriented economist and policy analyst with over 10 years of experience across economic, political and social research, policy analysis, data

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