Professor Daniella Tilbury is an academic leader and change-maker in Sustainable Development credited with having developed the initial frameworks for this area of learning. She has acted as an advisor to governments in China, Japan, Latin America, Europe and Oceania as well as travelled extensively in Africa to evaluate the impact of sustainability programmes.
Professor Tilbury was a member of the Board of WWF Australia that created Earth Hour and is involved in international initiatives that inspire transitions towards sustainability. She is the UK government’s representative on the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on matters relating to education and sustainable development.
Before becoming Gibraltar’s Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, she was the inaugural President and CEO of the University of Gibraltar, an institution that embeds sustainability at its core. Previously, she held numerous research leadership positions in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK. Prof Tilbury was recognised with a Marie Curie International Fellowship in 2009 and funded by the European Commission to broker interdisciplinary dialogues and build inter-professional capability in sustainability research. During her career she has gained 34 large research and development grants and has over 100 international publications to her name.
Between 1995-2020 Professor Tilbury Chaired several UN Committees and was commissioned to develop expert reviews, policy advice, training and sector evaluations. She has been involved in international meetings on climate change and sustainable development informing texts and dialogues. Recently, Professor Tilbury was recognised with an Hon. Fellowship by Cambridge University and a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Girona.