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RH Prof Robert Holdway – Giraffe Innovation
Rob is a familiar media face in design and sustainability issues, best known for presenting Channel 4’s Dumped TV programme where 11 unsuspecting contributors signed up for an ecochallenge only to be told they would live of a landfill for 3 weeks!Rob co-founded the award winning environmental consultancy Giraffe Innovation Ltd in 1998 specialising in eco-design and life-cycle assessment – described by The Guardian newspaper business pages as ‘one of the UK’s top green businesses’ and by The Manufacturer Magazine as ‘Britain’s leading ecodesign consultancy’. Rob has worked nternationally on eco-design projects and Giraffe’s work with Virgin Atlantic recently won a DBA Gold Design Effectiveness Award. Rob was project director for the RSA WEEE Man at the Eden Project and the ‘Changing Habbits’ project focussing on pro-environmental behaviours. Rob is a London Sustainable Development Commission – London Leader, a Davos World Economic Forum YGL and Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Engineering & Design.
TF Tim Fenn – Green Factory Ltd, ProBe University of Westminster, Oxfordshire Construction Training Group
Tim has worked in sustainability master planning since 1984. He has been involved in the Bicester Ecotown and has prototyped and developed new building systems to Passivhaus standards.
ian Ian Featherstone – Knowledge Manager, Energy Saving Trust
Ian ensures the Trust’s transport team is kept up to date with low carbon developments in car and van operations, ensuring transport publications are accurate from a financial and technical perspective. He writes and manages monthly newsletters and webinars
aimed at SMEs including articles for Fleet News, Public Sector Review, Environment Industry Magazine and the Electric Car Guide. Ian is the technical lead for the Trust’s Plugged- in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), a programme which supports organisations in the uptake of plug-in vehicles.
HD Heather Dean – Ngage Solutions Ltd
Heather joined Ngage in 2005 as Business Development Manager, using her expertise and knowledge of training and qualifications to design innovative programmes and projects to support SMEs and workforce development at both regional and local levels.
russellpark Russell Park – Customer Solutions Manager, British Gas Business
Russell is a key member of the newly formed customer solutions team responsible for working in partnership with customers to develop and implement effective energy strategies. With over 20 years’ experience in energy management, Russell has worked with some of the leading international energy and environmental organisations, including Veolia, EDF and GDF, leading projects across EMEA and Asia.
LS Louise Skipton-Carter – Smarter Choices Coordinator, Sustrans
Louise manages the European Regional Development Fund project across the South East.
RW Rowan Wallis – Director, Sustainable Business Partnership CIC
Rowan regularly speaks at industry and wider business events, covering a range of topics from quick-win resource efficiency initiatives to embedding sustainability into an organisation’s wider strategy.
AH Alison Hyland – Community Manager, 2degrees / RBS Innovation Gateway
Alison works with RBS to deliver the RBS Innovation Gateway; the banks ongoing search for cutting edge solutions to improve resource efficiency across their estate of 2,500 buildings and accelerate access to market for SMEs and innovators.
chantalle Chantalle Thomson – Analyst, Carbon Trust
Chantalle helps to facilitate the exchange of best practice within the Carbon Trust’s customer communities. As such Chantalle currently manages the Carbon Trust’s online SME Network directly helping SMEs to share knowledge, gain insight and exchange useful resources relating to the technical, behavioural and regulatory issues SMEs face as they strive to lower their carbon footprint.
Brian Brian Matthews – Head of Transport Innovation, Milton Keynes Council
Brian leads on the development and delivery of the council’s programme of smart transport innovation, building on his experience of managing the delivery of MK’s Electric Bus Project (UKs first fully electric bus service) and the introduction of city wide electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Brian also worked alongside the Automotive Council and the Transport Systems Catapult to help develop the Low carbon Urban Transport Zone (LUTZ) initiative, which provides the foundations for the Autonomous Pods (pathfinder) project and driverless cars initiative (UK Autodrive) both currently active projects in the city.
Matt-Kitching Matt Kitching – Analyst, Carbon Trust
Matt manages the Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme and associated Green Business Directory. In 2015, Matt leads the Carbon Trust’s delivery of ESOS compliant fleet audits, each providing a detailed fleet footprint and energy saving recommendations.
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