Adrian Monck - Managing Director

Adrian Monck is Head of Public and Social Engagement at the World Economic Forum. He is responsible for the Forum’s public communications, the Global Shapers Community, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He has enjoyed a diverse and award-winning career in journalism and academia.

After studying history at Oxford University, Adrian began his career as an international reporter at CBS News before joining ITN’s News at Ten in 1992, reporting from Bosnia, Northern Ireland and trouble spots around the world. In 1996, Adrian launched – and became managing editor of – the news service for the UK’s Channel Five. Under his stewardship, Five News picked up awards for the quality and style of its broadcasting. 

From 2005 to 2009, Adrian was professor of journalism, transforming Britain’s most important journalism school at City University, London. He modernised the curriculum, gave it a global focus and moved it to a brand new purpose-built facility. While there, he served on the Forum’s first Global Agenda Council on Journalism and as president of the UK’s Media Society.

Adrian is the author of two books, and holds an MBA from the London Business School. He has been a frequent commentator and analyst on media trends and is an enthusiastic user of all things digital. On Twit­ter he is (@amonck) and has appeared in the Inde­pend­ent’s Twit­ter 100.

Katherine Milligan - Head and Director 

Katherine Milligan is the Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.  Katherine’s previous work experience includes a Sheldon Knox Research Fellowship at Harvard University (2004-2005); a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum (2005-2009). Before that she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and a strategy consultant for several non-profits. Her work has been published in the International Institute of Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT journal Innovations, and the Harvard Business School.