Dr. Barnaby Marsh is Senior Vice President, Management and Strategic Initiatives for the John Templeton Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for conceptualizing and developing new initiatives across all areas of donor intent. He also plays a lead role in the process of developing innovative and entrepreneurial practices in philanthropy, in the identification and development of new program areas, and in strategic aspects of general outreach and communications. In 2004, Dr. Marsh created and is currently Managing Director of the Templeton Philanthropic Leadership Network, a group of world leaders in business and philanthropy who aim to find innovative ways to address philanthropic challenges.
Before joining the John Templeton Foundation in 2002, Dr. Marsh held positions in strategy consulting (Monitor Company, Boston), investment banking/ financial derivatives (Citigroup, New York) and risk assessment for the oil industry (London). During this time, his special areas of focus included business practices and joint ventures in India, working with Chinese family companies in Sourtheast Asia, and increasing corporate knowledge of political and other risks as part of a global risk assessment team.
Dr. Marsh is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University and attended Magdalen College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. His academic work focuses on evaluation and strategic decision making. He has held academic fellowships at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), the Smithsonian Institution (Washing- ton), the Max Planck Institute (Berlin), and New College, Oxford (Oxford, UK). He is an avid skier, outdoorsman, birdwatcher, and golfer.