Alice Charles leads the cities to work at the World Economic Forum. This includes the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, the production of all cities, real estate and urban services related content and events at World Economic Forum Summits, including Davos.
She has eighteen years’ experience working in the areas of cities, urban development, town planning, real estate, infrastructure, environment, climate change and public policy globally. She previously worked for the department of the environment, community and local government (now called the department of housing, planning, and local government), Ireland, Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament), Ireland, Jacobs Engineering (formerly SKM Colin Buchanan) and Avison Young (formerly GVA), London, UK.
She has a Masters in global leadership through the World Economic Forum, in conjunction with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Cornell Tech, INSEAD, London Business School and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a Masters in business administration from University College Dublin 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. In 2017 she was awarded the Irish Echo 40 under 40 Award, which recognizes outstanding global contributions of Irish and Irish Americans, before reaching the age of 40.