Heather Thompson

  • CEO, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)


Heather Thompson has been with ITDP for more than a dozen years, first serving on its Board of Directors and now as CEO. She has two decades of experience in the environmental non-profit sector, designing and carrying out strategies with large-scale impact. Before her time as CEO, she co-founded and served as Vice President of Programs at ClimateWorks Foundation, a network of foundations and expert teams which promote sectoral policies to mitigate climate change. Prior to that, Ms. Thompson was a Principal at California Environmental Associates where she led the firm’s work in philanthropic strategy, covering energy and climate change, marine resource management, biodiversity protection, and land conservation. She holds a Master of Science in environmental economics from the University of York, UK, and has worked abroad in China, Denmark, and the UK.

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