Dame Judith Anne Rees, DBE (born 1944, Nottingham) was Interim Director of London School of Economics and Political Science from May 2011 until September 2012 following the resignation of Sir Howard Davies from the position on 3 March 2011 following concern over the institution's decision to accept funding from a foundation controlled by the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and over the LSE Libya Links. She was replaced by Professor Craig Calhoun who was appointed in November 2011.
Rees attended Bilborough Grammar School in Nottingham. She then went on to study Economics at the London School of Economics, graduating in 1965. She completed her MPhil and PhD also at the University of London.
Rees is also Chair of the LSE's Grantham Institute on Climate Change, a board member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation and the International Scientific Advisory Council (ISAC), a director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and a Member of the Dutch national research programmes on Climate changes Spatial Planning (CcSP) and "Knowledge for Climate" (KfC). Formerly, she acted as an adviser to the World Bank on water privatisation.
Rees was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to higher education.
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|Director of the London School of Economics
2011 – 2012