Ola Tjornbo completed his undergraduate degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic history and literature at Peterhouse Cambridge. He then worked in farming and the wine industry before returning to university in 2006 in Stockholm. At Stockholm he continued to explore the relationship between man and nature in his MSci in Natural Resource Management and Globalization. Working at the Stockholm Resilience centre he came into contact with complexity thinking and became especially interested in how governments at all levels can respond to the challenge of governing complex systems. After his master’s he worked as a research assistant for Social Innovation Generation (SiG) at Waterloo University continuing to hone is academic skills particularly in interviewing and using qualitative methods. He also presented a paper on governance typologies at the Resilience Conference in Stockholm 2008. Since September 2008 he has been working on his PhD in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. As part of this program he has been involved with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) as a Balsillie Fellow and has remained involved with SiG as a McConnell Fellow. In January 2009 he wrote a report on a CIGI workshop scheduled to be published by CIGI this year and he has recently completed a case study for SiG on the Great Bear Rainforest which will be published by SiG in the summer of 2009. His PhD research continues to be focused on complexity governance at the international scale.