Andy Haines was Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from 2001- October 2010. He has worked internationally, including in Nepal and the USA and chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report. He was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2 nd and 3 rd assessment exercises and was review editor for the health chapter in the 5 th assessment. He was chair of the Rockefeller /Lancet Commission on Planetary Health which published its report in 2015. He has led a number of Lancet series, co-chaired the working group which wrote the European Academies Science Advisory Council report on climate change and health, and is a member of several international bodies including the Rockefeller Economic Council on Planetary Health. He has published many papers in high impact journals on topics such as the effects of environmental change on health and the health co-benefits of low carbon policies. He is currently co-investigator on a number of research projects which focus on sustainable healthy food systems, complex urban systems for sustainability and health and the effects of climate change on health.