Stanford Advisory Council
The Advisory Council guides the partnership's center at Stanford, helping to sharpen our strategies for scaling and increasing our engagement across the university’s schools.
Steven A. Denning
CHAIR, NATCAP STANFORD ADVISORY COUNCIL; GENERAL ATLANTIC
Steve Denning is Chairman of General Atlantic, LLC and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Stanford University. He is also former Co-chair of The Nature Conservancy, and on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bridgespan Group.
Charles J. Katz, Jr.
CO-CHAIR, NATCAP STANFORD ADVISORY COUNCIL; KATZ FAMILY VENTURES
Chuck Katz manages family investments. Previously, he practiced law at Perkins Coie, Seattle, and then served as Executive Vice President of Opsware, Inc. He is former board member of REI, Inc.
Matthew R. Barger
Matt Barger is the managing member of MRB Capital, LLC and a senior advisor at Hellman & Friedman, LLC. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of Hall Capital Partners LLC and Artisan Partners Asset Management. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Academy of Sciences.
STANFORD’S BILL LANE CENTER
Felicity Barringer is currently the Writer in Residence at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, where she created, edits and writes for a blog, “… & the West.” Before joining the Lane Center, Felicity worked for The New York Times and, before that, The Washington Post.
Peter S. Bing
Peter Bing is former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former Trustee, and current volunteer for Stanford University.
NEW ENERGY RISK
Tom Dickson serves as Chief Executive Officer of New Energy Risk, Inc. and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Haverford Capital Partners (Cayman) Limited. Tom was formerly the CUO and CEO of Centre Solutions.
Robert (Bob) Fisher
Bob Fisher is chairman of the board of Gap Inc., a position he has held since 2015. He is the co-founder and trustee of the Pisces Foundation, which focuses on environmental giving, and serves on the board and executive committee at Conservation International. He is chairman of the board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Harry Hagey is the retired Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of the San Francisco investment firm Dodge & Cox. Harry and his wife Shirley are founding partners of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) in 2010.
Tom Hutton is the Managing Partner of XL Innovate. He is the past CEO of Risk Management Solutions, White Mountains Re and New Energy Risk. One of his current projects is developing Climassure, providing insurance and mitigation solutions for risks from climate change and volatility.
ENLIGHT FOUNDATION AND XINHE FOUNDATION
Xin Liu is the co-founder and president of the Enlight Foundation in the U.S., and director and founder of Xinhe Foundation in China. Her philanthropy focuses on action-driven research; improving educational opportunities for children in developing countries; and on social entrepreneurs, to scale their work on pressing issues including climate change and youth mental health. Xin has worked as an award-winning photojournalist at many news outlets in the U.S. and China.
William F. Meehan III (In Memoriam)
Bill was a founding co-chair of the NatCap Stanford Advisory Council. He was the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at Stanford’s GSB and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co, where he had spent his career as an esteemed management consultant. At Stanford, he was also a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Advisory Council. He was a Life Governor of the San Francisco Symphony. He died on January 26, 2023 in Palo Alto. He was 70.