Past Policy Leadership Forum

William K. Reilly: One Year After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The Path to Safe Offshore Drilling

May 16, 2011 Video

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One Year After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The Path to Safe Offshore Drilling
RFF Policy Leadership Forum featuring William K. Reilly
May 16, 2011

William ReillyAbout William K. Reilly

William K. Reilly is a founding partner of Aqua International Partners, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in companies engaged in water and renewable energy, and a senior advisor to TPG, an international investment partnership. Reilly served as co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (2010-2011). He was the first Payne Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1993-1994), administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989-1993), president of the World Wildlife Fund (1985-1989), president of The Conservation Foundation (1973-1989), and director of the Rockefeller Task Force on Land Use and Urban Growth (1972-1973). He also served as head of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Earth Summit at Rio in 1992.

Reilly also holds the positions of chairman emeritus of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund, energy and environment chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Project, and chair of the Advisory Board for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He is a director of the Packard Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, and the National Geographic Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of DuPont, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Caribbean International. In 2007, Reilly was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale, J.D. from Harvard, and M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University.

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