Alice Charles is the Head of Urban Development at the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland and an External Board Member of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) Planning Advisory Committee, Dublin, Ireland.
She has fourteen years’ experience working in the areas of urban development, town planning, real estate, infrastructure, environment, climate change and public policy in Ireland, the UK, Switzerland and globally. She previously worked for the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Ireland, Dail Eireann, Ireland, Jacobs SKM Colin Buchanan, Ireland and GVA, London, UK.
She has a Master’s in Business Administration from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, a Postgraduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning from Queens University Belfast and a 1st Class Honours Degree in Environmental Planning from Queen’s University Belfast. She is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Member of the Irish Planning Institute. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Global Leadership through the World Economic Forum, in conjunction with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, INSEAD, London Business School and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).