Ed Davey- Chair

The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey is the Liberal Democrat Kingston and Surbiton MP, and served in the UK Coalition Government, first as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, and then in the Cabinet, as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2012-2015). He was knighted in the New Year’s Honours of 2016 for his work in politics and on energy and climate change.

 

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Sarah Alsbury – Environmental Manager, RSPB

Sarah has worked in the environmental sector for over 20 years, starting out in planning, urban enhancement projects and sustainability for Beds County Council. She then moved to the RSPB and managed a wetland restoration/creation programme across 20 sites and then ran the RSPB’s consultancy team in Dorset – RSPB Ecological Services. 

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Simon Brammer – UK Programmes Manager, Ashden

Simon put his skills – developed in careers in public health, social policy and then sustainable transport – to good use in his role at Ashden. He believes that selling the positive creates more effective change than dwelling on the negative. He is responsible for ensuring that Ashden winners reach their maximum potential; work in partnership to do more, and share their learning to help others replicate what they do so well. 

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Richard Carter – Head of Sustainability and Finance, Adnams

Richard is Head of finance and sustainability at Adnams plc, an award-winning regional brewery and distillery based in Southwold, famous for its eco-distribution centre, its energy efficient brewhouse and its 240,000 honey bees. They describe themselves as a values-led, purpose-driven business. Richard holds a first class accounting degree from the University of Wales and subsequently qualified as a chartered management accountant.

 

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Anna Frizzell – Sustainability Manager, RNLI

Anna joined the RNLI in April 2013 as Sustainability Manager. She has a BSc Hons Degree in Environmental Protection and is an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA). Before joining the RNLI Anna worked for 15 years as an EU funded environmental / sustainability advisor working with businesses who employ less than 250 people.

 

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Fergus Rolfe – Manager, Fit for the Future

Fergus became manager of Fit for the Future at the beginning of 2018. He is an experienced project manager in the sustainability sector; leading and managing teams in a diverse range of research, knowledge sharing and commercial initiatives. 

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Cheryl Hiles – Executive Director, Regen SW

Cheryl Hiles is an executive director at Regen SW, responsible for Regen’s future success as director of strategy. Cheryl also provides policy and strategy advice to regulated businesses, third sector clients, local authorities and government, through scenario planning, energy strategy development and market analysis.

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Keith Jones Environmental Practice Advisor in Wales, National Trust

A change of career to pursue childhood ambitions to be a Trust warden has brought Keith Jones to his current role, advising on environmental matters across the National Trust’s 250,000 hectares of land.

Keith’s time at the NT began in 2000, as he’d dreamt, as a ranger on Snowdon and progressing to countryside manager for Snowdonia. His ever-enquiring mind then took him on a new path to get involved in renewable energy and sustainability.

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Ian Mills – Senior Asset Manager, The Crown Estate

Iain is a Chartered Surveyor and Senior Asset Manager at The Crown Estate. The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Iain works in the Rural & Coastal team which manages significant areas of foreshore and seabed, over 100,000 hectares of rural land and Windsor Great Park. The Crown Estate manages a portfolio that also comprises central London properties, including Regent Street St James’s, and a number of regional retail parks. All The Crown Estate’s net revenue is returned to the UK Treasury.

 

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Richard Hebditch – Government Director, National Trust

Richard has been Government Director at the National Trust since October 2013, leading the Trust’s advocacy and influencing work. Prior to that, he was Campaigns Director for the Campaign for Better Transport for five years, leading the campaigns and media team and working with government departments to put forward new and innovative policy solutions.  Previously he worked for Living Streets, which campaigns on behalf of pedestrians, where he was head of policy and communications.

 

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Giles Bristow

Giles is Director of Programmes at Ashden. Before this, he was the first Head of Energy, then Director of Programmes at Forum for the Future with responsibility for work in the energy and food systems. 

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