An internationally recognized practitioner with 30 years of experience specialising in risk and uncertainty, forward assessment, business strategy, and, public policy. Angela has initiated, facilitated and led over 100 forward thinking initiatives, worked in over 30 countries and in a broad range of sectors. She has directed several large-scale, highly sensitive and complex international initiatives and is a skilled 'intrapreneur' who works with senior leadership teams to make change happen.
Until September 2016, Angela led the upgrade of the OECD’s strategic foresight capabilities. Previous roles include Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme, OSBS Ltd, Director of Futures Programmes, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, and Director of Futures, Institute of Science Innovation and Society, University of Oxford. She was also a leading member of Shell’s global scenario team. She holds a PhD in Physics.
Other affiliations include Advisory Board, Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation, Visiting Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford, and Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science.
Angela has published two books and numerous articles on scenario planning and strategic foresight.
UNEP Inquiry: The Financial System we Need - Aligning the Financial Systems with Sustainable Development: UNEP (2015)
NEF Summit: Seeding the Futures of Europe
WEF Sustainable Health Systems
Resource 2050 Flourishing from Prosperity: Going Faster and Further?
The Oxford Scenarios: Looking Beyond the Financial Crisis, 2010
Aids in Africa: Three Scenarios for 2025
WBCSD Business in the World of Water: Three Scenarios to 2025
Latest book: R Ramirez and A Wilkinson, Strategy Reframing – the Oxford Scenario planning Approach, OUP, March 2016.
Wilkinson, A., Mayer, M. and V. Ringler (2014) Seeing and Seeding the Futures of Europe, Futures, 18(4), 1-26, June 2014.
Wilkinson, A. (2014): In the NIC of time? Changing our minds about global futures, World Future Review, World Future Society, Special Issue: guest editor Michael Marien, 5:4, Winter, pages 339-347, Sage, London.
Wilkinson, A. and R. Kupers (2013): Living in Futures, Harvard Business Review, May 2013 Wilkinson, A. & D. Mangalagiu (2012). Learning with futures to realise progress toward sustainability: The WBCSD Vision 2050 Initiative. Futures, 44(4), 372-384.
Wilkinson, A.J. and Eidinow, E., 2008. Evolving practices in environmental scenarios: a new scenario typology. Environ. Res. Lett. 3:045017
Wilkinson, A.J., Elahi, S. and Eidinow, E., 2003. Risk-World Scenarios. Journal of Risk Research, 6(4-6), pp.297-335.
Oxford Scenarios Programme
Saïd Business School
Executive Education Centre
University of Oxford