John Dora has thirty-nine years’ experience in managing infrastructure, including flood risk management and asset management of railway structures. He is a recognized international expert on climate change adaptation and standards, and his clients include or have included the UN, the UK Met Office, Copernicus Climate Services, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and CEN/CENELEC, the European Standards’ organizations; John is ISO’s global lead for adaptation.
In 2019 John won a BSI Standards’ Makers’ Award for creativity for his work on ISO 14090 and in 2017 the Institution of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Asset Management Prize for the paper Towards the future-proofing of UK infrastructure. As well as his expertise in infrastructure, resilience, and adaptation, John is an accomplished lecturer, designing and delivering courses on sustainability, asset management, and resilience at the University of Birmingham and is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. John founded John Dora Consulting in 2012 and continues to work in the field of infrastructure resilience and engineering as owner of the firm. In 2019 he helped form Climate Sense and is a director of that firm.