Dr Hasse Ekstedt, Chairman of SRA's Advisory Board, is a lecturer in economics at the School of Public Administration at the University of Göteborg in Sweden. He also works as a consultant, with a special focus on technology. A mathematician by training, Dr. Ekstedt has a particular interest in the relationship between the real and financial sectors of the economy.
Dr. Colin Campbell took a D.Phil in geology at Oxford in 1957, before joining the oil industry. His career took him to Trinidad, Colombia, Australia, Papua, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Norway working variously for Texaco, BP, Amoco, Shenandoah, Aran and Fina. He started as an exploration geologist and ended as an Executive Vice-President. A second career opened in 1990 with a study of depletion with consultations to industry and government. He has written four books, many scientific papers and articles, also giving lectures and broadcasts. He is the founder of ASPO (The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas), a network of scientists, now represented in most European countries and the United States.
Dr. Rui Namorado Rosa is a full professor of Physics at the University of Évora, Portugal. In the past, he worked for the Portuguese and the UK Atomic Energy Authorities, later at the Industrial Engineering National Laboratory in Lisbon. His main scientific areas of work have been Plasma Physics, Energetics, Geophysics, and History of Science. He has taken a life-long interest in education and research policies and is a keen observer and analyst of natural resources availability and depletion. An ASPO member since its inception and a founder of its Portuguese chapter. He hosted the IV International Conference on Oil and Gas Depletion, held in Lisbon in 2005.
Walter Cadette has particular interests in health care, international trade, and regulation of financial institutions. He is a retired Vice President and Senior Economist of J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. and was editor of and contributor to its publications Global Data Watch and World Financial Markets.
Dr. Kees van der Pijl is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex and a visiting professor at the University of Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand. He studied law and political economy at the University of Leyden and took his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam where he became a reader in the Department of International Relations. While there he wrote The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class (Verso 1984) and Transnational Classes and International Relations (Routledge 1998) among other publications. These are ground breaking works furthering the understanding of transnational social classes as constitutive elements in the shaping of the world political economy. His recent work includes Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq (Pluto/Sage 2006) and articles in Review of International Political Economy, New Left Review, Das Argument, Journal of International Relations and Development, and others. He has been awarded a number of scholarships, most recently a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Grant for 2006-09 to complete a four-volume study on foreign relations (from tribal encounters to global governance) with special reference to the history of ideas on foreign relations (from myth to contemporary theory), entitled Beyond International Relations.