Nigel Topping, CMG was appointed by the UK Prime Minister as UN Climate Change High Level Champion for COP26. In this role, Nigel mobilised the global private sector and local government to take bold action on climate change, launching the Race To Zero and Race To Resilience campaigns and, with Mark Carney, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. Nigel is now a global advisor to governments, financial institutions, and private companies on climate and industrial strategy. He is a non-executive director of the UK Infrastructure Bank, an Honorary Professor of Economics at Exeter University, and was awarded the honor of CMG in Queen Elizabeth’s final honors list in 2022. Nigel read Mathematics at St. John’s and won two rugby blues before entering a career in the manufacturing industry.