Staff Profiles

1 January 2013

Peter Chowla, Coordinator
Dario Kenner, Research Assistant
Petra Kjell, Programme Manager, Environment, Human Rights and Social Impacts
Sargon Nissan, Programme Manager, Finance and IMF
Clare Woodford, Communications and Research Officer

Peter Chowla, Coordinator

Peter coordinates the work of the project. For the previous three years, Peter has been programme manager for the IMF and finance at the Project, and for three years prior to that was the Project’s policy and advocacy officer. His past experience includes working with the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment to research both local and international pollution issues. He has also worked as a journalist in South Korea and managed a student environmental justice activist network in the United States. Peter holds a Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics, as well as degrees in Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business.

Dario Kenner, Research assistant

Dario focusses on private sector finance and climate finance. Dario has extensive policy, advocacy and project management experience. He has monitored projects in Latin America for CAFOD and worked on climate change with Bolivian civil society. He holds a Masters in Latin American politics from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) and a degree in Politics and Peace Studies from the University of Bradford.

Petra Kjell, Programme Manager, Environment, Human Rights and Social Impacts

Petra coordinates the work on environment, human rights and social impacts. Petra has extensive policy and advocacy experience in UK organisations, such as Progressio and the new economics foundation (nef), as well as a strong track record of advocacy and publications on climate change. Petra has also worked in Tanzania coordinating the country office of NGO Frontier. She holds a Masters in development studies from SOAS at the University of London, and a Bachelors in social sciences from the University of Stockholm, in Sweden.

Sargon Nissan, Programme Manager, IMF and Finance

Sargon coordinates the work on the IMF and the financial system. Sargon has extensive policy and advocacy experience with organisations such as the new economics foundation (nef), Jubilee Debt Campaign, CAFOD and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, on projects focusing on the sustainability of markets and financial systems. He also worked in the field for the United Nations Development Programme in Syria and spent four years working in the financial sector in the City of London. He holds two Masters degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (Finance and Development, Development Studies), and a Bachelors in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Clare Woodford, Communications and Research Officer

Clare coordinates the communications work of the Bretton Woods Project. She has extensive communications, project management, policy and advocacy experience for UK health NGOs, including Carers UK, and the NHS Confederation. She has also worked in capacity building in northern Nigeria. She holds a Masters from the University of Manchester (International Development).