Speakers

2012 Conference speakers

Alan Rosling, Chairman, Kiran Energy
Andrew Warren, Association for the Conversation of Energy
Antony Turner, CEO, Carbon Visuals
Dr Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute
Carl Bennett, MD, Intelligent Utilities
Prof Chris Rapley, Dept of Earth Sciences, University College London
Christopher Swann, Film maker
Craig Sams, Executive Chairman, Carbon Gold
David Handley, Chief Economist, RES (Renewable Energy Systems)
David Kempton, Chairman, EGS Energy
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Cambridge
David Shreeve, Environmental advisor to the Bishop of London
Ed Gill, Head of External Affairs, Good Energy
Fred Pearce, Environment Correspondent, New Scientist
Gary McKeone, St George’s House, Windsor Castle
Prof Gordon MacKerron, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
Gregory Coulton, Trustee, Help Rescue The Planet
Prof Hugh Montgomery, Director UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance
Sir Ian Fells CBE, Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, University of Newcastle
James Walker, Head of Innovation ECO, Kingfisher plc
Prof Jim Skea, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Prof Jim Watson, Director, Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex
John Mills, Environmental Health Officer
Jonathan Ellis-Miller, Ellis Miller LLP
Jonathan Scheele, Head EU Commission UK
Prof Judith Stephenson, Director of Women’s Health, UCL Partners
Kent Walwin, Film Director
Kye Gbangbola, Director, Total Eco Management Ltd
Malcolm Grimston, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Dr Mark Carr, Group Chief Executive, AB Sugar
Markus Kankaanpaa, CEO, Cuycha Innovation Oy
Michael Riley, General Manager, American Airlines (Heathrow)
Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust
Prof Paul Ekins, Energy and Environmental Policy, UCL
Peter Prior, Chairman, Summerleaze
Dr Phil Edwards, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Prof Phil Jones, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia
Phoebe Mousley-Jones, Trustee HRTP
Rachel Stancliffe, Director, Centre for Sustainable Health Care
Richard Gillies, Director, Plan A, Marks & Spencer
Rob Moore, Director, Behaviour Change
Prof Robert Watson, Chair of Environmental Science, Science Director, Tyndall Centre
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet
Dr Robin Stott, Co-Chair Climate and Health Council
Roy Baria, Director, EGS Energy
Russell Mills, Director, Chartered Engineer
Ruth Bond, National Chair of National Federation of Women’s Institutes
Stewart Boyle, Senior Associate, South East Wood Fuels
Stephen Roscoe, Grundon Waste Management
Dr Wallace Heim, Editor, Ashden Directory
Walt Patterson, Chatham House


Alan Rosling
Chairman, Kiran Energy
He also chairs Griffin Growth Partners, a specialist strategic advisory firm that assists clients in developing and implement winning strategies in India. He was earlier an Executive Director of Tata Sons, where his responsibility was internationalisation of the Tata Group. From 1998 to 2003 he was Chairman of the Jardine Matheson Group in India. His earlier career included positions as Special Advisor to the British Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. John Major MP, and a member of the Policy Unit at No.10 Downing Street; Strategy Development Director at United Distillers plc; Chief Executive of Piersons, a division of Courtaulds Textiles plc, and as an investment banker with S.G. Warburg & Co Ltd.  Alan was educated at Downing College, Cambridge, and the Harvard Business School. He was made an OBE in 1994.


Andrew Warren
Association for the Conservation of Energy
Andrew Warren has been Director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy since its foundation in 1981.  He was a former Special Advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment and has given evidence to many House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees in the UK and also to inquiries undertaken by the European Parliament. He has spoken at a several hearings called by the European Commission and has spoken in every Member State of the European Union (EU-15) at a variety of conferences on energy and environment issues.  In addition to writing regular monthly columns for several trade publications, he has also contributed articles to many international newspapers such as the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent.


Antony Turner
CEO, Carbon Visuals
Antony Turner is the Founder and Managing Director of CarbonSense. He co-authored the report for BT entitled ‘What Would a Genuinely Carbon Neutral BT look like?’ He is particularly proud of organising an event at the UK Treasury in 2005 called ‘Carbon as Currency’.  His career before starting CarbonSense was principally in engineering where he built a successful track-record launching innovative technologies worldwide. In 1999 he helped set up the ‘Business & Sustainability’ courses at Schumacher College, which he managed for five years, and in 2000 he wrote the industry submission on wave and tidal power for the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee. Antony believes most tough questions in life can be answered by asking “what would nature do?”


Dr Bob Ward
Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute
Bob joined the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from Risk Management Solutions, where he was Director of Public Policy.  He also worked at the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science, for eight years, until October 2006. His responsibilities there included leading the media relations team.  He has also worked as a freelance science writer and journalist.  Bob has a first degree in geology and an unfinished PhD thesis on palaeopiezometry.  He is a Fellow of the Geological Society.


Carl Bennett
MD, Intelligent Utilities

At a local level, the Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties so less energy is consumed and less money is wasted. The key focus of the new energy company obligation – or “ECO” will be on those householders who cannot achieve significant energy savings without an additional or different measure of support.


Prof Chris Rapley
Dept of Earth Sciences, University College London
Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London. His previous posts include Director of the Science Museum London, and Director of the British Antarctic Survey. His interests are in climate science, and climate science communication, with a view to increasing engagement, increasing understanding, and allowing people to make up their own minds.


Christopher Swann
Christopher Swann is the winner of the BAFTA Flaherty Award for documentary direction, a Prix Italia, an Emmy [for executive production and direction in the performing arts], a Gramophone Video of the Year award, a Cable Ace award, an Echo award in Germany and the Gold Camera Award from Chicago.  A four time Emmy nominee, a Grammy nominee, an Indy nominee and a BAFTA nominee for live multi camera direction and recipient of a number of awards from the New York Film and Television Festival.


Craig Sams
Executive Chairman, Carbon Gold
Carbon Gold was set up in 2008 by Craig Sams. Craig is the founder of Green & Black’s and the former Chairman of the UK’s Soil Association. Carbon Gold was established to find a way to contribute to the struggle against climate change and its damaging effects on our planet. It has identified opportunities for the commercial development of biochar to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and improve soil fertility globally.


David Handley
Chief Economist, RES (Renewable Energy Systems)
RES is one of the world’s leading renewable energy developers working across the globe to develop, construct and operate projects that contribute to our goal of a sustainable future. In the three decades since RES was formed, we have played a central role in the development of the global renewable energy market and we have helped to move the sustainable energy debate from the margin to the mainstream. We have a portfolio of low-carbon energy technologies and a range of services which together can meet demand from the industrial, public and commercial sectors on whatever scale.


David Kempton
Chairman, EGS Energy
An engineer by training, he was commercial director of Chamberlain Industries plc.  In 1976 he established Kemray Engineering in the UK, purchased by Taskforce Group plc which itself was acquired by Adia (Switzerland) where he remained a director until 1989.  He formed a private investment company, Kempton Holdings, and acquired a 50% holding in ESL, a medical instrumentation company, which he built up before it was acquired by GE in 1999. David is currently a non-executive director of a number of quoted and private companies.


Dr David Pencheon
Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Cambridge
David Pencheon is the Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, which aims to make the NHS a leading sustainable and low carbon healthcare service.  He was previously Director of a Public Health Observatory in Cambridge from 2001 to 2007.  David Pencheon has worked as a clinical doctor in the NHS, a joint Director of Public Health, a Public Health Training Programme Director in the East of England, with the NHS R&D programme, and in China in the early 1990s with Save the Children Fund (UK).


David Shreeve
David Shreeve is the Environmental Consultant to the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. There are many environmental aspects to the day-to-day operations of the Church ranging from the energy use in buildings to the biodiversity of its churchyards. David is part of the team which organises Shrinking the Footprint, the Church of England’s national environment campaign. In addition the Church is concerned with a number of national and international environmental issues and it is involved in a number of ways in governmental and NGO activities.  In 2003 David was awarded a Lambeth Degree in recognition of his influence in the Church’s understanding of environmental issues.


Ed Gill
Head of External Affairs, Good Energy
Good Energy is the first supplier to offer 100% renewable electricity to UK households when we were founded back in 1999. Over a decade later, all other suppliers still rely on electricity generated using fossil fuels or nuclear power. Good Energy’s electricity is sourced purely from the wind, water, sun and through sustainable biogeneration.  Ed is also a director of The Hawk Creative Business Park which offers eco-friendly offices to let, designed to cut down companies’ running costs, reduce their carbon footprints and boost their green credentials.


Fred Pearce
Environment Correspondent, New Scientist
Fred Pearce was described by The Times as one of Britain’s finest science writers. Based in London, he has reported on environmental, popular science and development issues from over 60 countries over the past 20 years and is the recipient of many awards for both his journalism and books. Fred is the environment and development consultant for the New Scientist and writes regularly for the Guardian, where his weekly blog Greenwash appears online, as well as for a wide variety of international media. Fred was also voted BEMA Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001. His books have been published in 12 languages.


Gary McKeone
Programme Director, St George’s House, Windsor Castle
Gary McKeone was Literature Director at Arts Council England from 1995-2006. Before that he worked with Field Day Theatre Company in Ireland and at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. He is currently Chair of the Poetry Archive and the recently created Poetry Translation Centre and is also involved with a number of other literature organisations in England. Originally from Derry, N.Ireland, he was educated at St Columb’s College and Trinity College Dublin.


Prof Gordon MacKerron
Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
Gordon MacKerron has been Director of SPRU since December 2008. He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU from April 2005 to November 2008. Prior to this, he spent four years as Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, London and had an earlier career for over 20 years at SPRU. He is an economist specialising in energy and environmental economics, with degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. His academic career has specialized in the economics and policy issues of electricity and especially nuclear power, in which he has published and broadcast widely. He has frequently been Specialist Adviser or invited witness before House of Commons Select Committee inquiries on energy subjects.


Gregory Coulton
Gregory Coulton is a trustee of Help Rescue The Planet.  He attends Windsor Boys’ School and is studying Maths, Physics, Geography and Economics at A level.


Prof Hugh Montgomery
Director UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance
Hugh has published over 180 scientific articles and has been active in the field of climate change for some 10 years. He holds the post of London Leader in sustainability for the Greater London Authority and founded the schools climate change programme, Project Genie. He was a co-author in 2009 of the UCL-Lancet commission report on the health impacts of climate change and was a co-founder of the UK Climate and Health Council. He attended the UNFCCC negotiations (in NGO capacity) in Cancun in 2010.


Sir Ian Fells
Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, University of Newcastle
Ian Fells was educated at Trinity College Cambridge where he gained a PhD in reaction kinetics. He also spent time in the army on national service as chief wireless officer British Troops in Austria. After lecturing at Sheffield University he was appointed Reader in Fuel Science at The University of Durham in 1962. He has been Professor of Energy Conversion at The University of Newcastle since 1975 and has published some 250 papers on topics as varied as the chemical physics of combustion, fuel cells, rocket combustion, energy economics, environmental protection, energy conversion systems, and energy policy. He was elected fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering in 1979, was president of The Institute of Energy for 1978/79 and was elected fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1996. He was awarded a CBE in June 2000.


James Walker
Head of Innovation ECO, Kingfisher plc
B&Q has been honoured with the UK’s most prestigious business award, the Queens Award, for its work in creating a more sustainable business and helping people improve the sustainability of their homes.


Prof Jim Skea
Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Jim Skea has particular research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He has been Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, based at Imperial College, since 2004. He previously directed the Policy Studies Institute and the Economic and Social Research Council’s’ Global Environmental Change Programme.  He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He is a founding member of the Committee on Climate Change and a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (climate change mitigation). He is also on the Boards of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Renewables East. He was Launch Director for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and for several years chaired the Scottish Power Green Energy Trust.


Prof Jim Watson
Director, Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex
I am Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU.
My other roles include: Research Fellow with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Member of DECC and Defra’s social science expert panel; Member of IPPR’s New Era Economics panel
Co-leader, ESRC/EPSRC research cluster: Energy Security in a Multipolar World; Council Member of the British Institute for Energy Economics; Trustee of Renewable World, a charity bringing renewable energy to low income communities in the developing world.


John Mills
Environmental Health Officer
A member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, John has over 15 years experience working in environmental health for local authorities.  He is a trustee of Help Rescue The Planet.


Jonathan Ellis-Miller
Ellis Miller LLP
Trained at the Liverpool School of Architecture where he won the Sikorski Prize, Jonathan began his career working in North London with the respected modernist architect John Winter.  Jonathan established EllisMiller in 1991, winning the first of seven RIBA awards for the internationally acclaimed office building at 83-85 Mansell Street in the City of London. He has continued to design a range of award-winning schemes from one-off houses through to large multi-stakeholder projects.


Jonathan Scheele
Head EU Commission UK
Responsible for representing the European Commission and reporting to it. Overall responsibility for the UK Representation and the three Offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales’ activities. Commission spokesman in the UK.  The Representation is the official voice of the European Commission in the UK and is responsible for explaining Commission policies and making Europe more understandable to the British public.  Mr Scheele is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and speaks French, Romanian and German.


Prof Judith Stephenson
Director of Women’s Health, UCL Partners
Judith Stephenson is the Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health at University College London and Director of the Women’s Health Programme, UCL Partners Academic Health Science Centre.  She holds Honorary Consultant appointments in Sexual & Reproductive Health and Women’s Health.  After training in medicine at Oxford University and University College Hospital London, she specialised in epidemiology and public health.  Her expertise is in the design, conduct, interpretation and application of epidemiological and health services research, including observational studies and randomised trials of clinical and complex (behavioural) interventions.


Kent Walwin
Electric3D
Kent Walwin has considerable feature film and television credits as a producer. These range from classics such as Hotel New Hampshire, starring Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster and Nastassja Kinski; A Handful of Dust with Kristin Scott Thomas, Alec Guinness and Anjelica Houston; Where Angels Fear to Tread with Helen Mirren, Judy Davis and Helena Bonham Carter, through adventures like Biggles with Peter Cushing, Bullet to Beijing with Michael Caine and Michael Gambon.


Kye Gbangbola
Director, Total Eco Management
Kye Gbangbola is Founder of Total eco Management Ltd (TeM) a company determined to be a leading light in the movement to reduce the environmental impacts of those organisations that both develop new properties, and manage existing property across the Built Environment. TeM are unique as the UK’s first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training Partner, showing organisations large and small how to report to a common, comparable, and rankable standard. Only Certifed Partners are authorised to provide GRI’s special training programme at  the exacting quality standards GRI demand. ‘TeM are proud and honored to be partnering with the Global Reporting Initiative to promote CSR and sustainability reports.’ Services are provided across business sectors.


Malcolm Grimston
Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House
Malcolm C Grimston graduated from the University of Cambridge. He taught chemistry from 1980 to 1987, and in 1987 was appointed Director of the Talks Service at the UK Atomic Energy Authority. In 1992 he joined the British Nuclear Industry Forum as Energy Issues Adviser. In 1995 Malcolm Grimston took up an appointment at Imperial College, London, as a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Technology, researching energy policy issues. In 1999 he was appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, conducting an investigation into the future of civil nuclear energy.


Dr Mark Carr
Group Chief Executive, AB Sugar
Mark Carr gained a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of wales in 1986 and an MBA from Warwick University in 1997. He is a chartered engineer of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.  Appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of British Sugar in April 2004, he was previously Managing Director of Corus Strip Products UK. In his time as CEO at AB Sugar, Mark has overseen the repositioning of a largely UK centric sugar business to establish one of global scale with an exciting ongoing growth agenda.


Markus Kankaanpaa
CEO, Cuycha Innovation Oy
Cuyha Innovation Oy was founded in 2004 by renowned nuclear physicist Matti Nurmia to manage and develop his inventions. Most of Dr. Nurmia’s inventions relate to energy production and environmental issues.  The company has applied for many patents and holds one for a process for dissolving carbon dioxide from a flue and neutralising the resulting solution.


Michael Riley
General Manager, American Airlines (Heathrow)


Patrick Holden
Director, Sustainable Food Trust
Patrick Holden is one of the pioneers of the modern sustainable food movement who, during his period as Director of the Soil Association, between 1995 and 2010, played a leadership role in developing the UK organic market. Closely involved with standards development, producer cooperation, Patrick’s extensive engagement with the public through successive media campaigns, played a key role in winning public trust in the products from sustainable agriculture.


Prof Paul Ekins
Energy and Environmental Policy, UCL
Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. He is also a Fellow and member of the Energy Advisory Panel of the Energy Institute; Director of the Green Fiscal Commission; a Senior Consultant to Cambridge Econometrics; a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, in charge of its Energy Systems and Modelling theme; and he leads UCL’s participation in the EPSRC SUPERGEN consortia on hydrogen and bioenergy.


Peter Prior
Chairman, Summerleaze
Founded in 1928, Summerleaze is a privately-owned company, whose origins are in the field of mineral extraction. The company has diversified substantially since then, into fields such as wastes management and renewable energy. Operating as a small, dedicated team, we aim to innovate to make the most of under-valued resources. We back ideas that we believe have a strong future on the basis of long-term fundamentals, regardless of, and often contrary to perceived wisdom or fashion.


Dr Phil Edwards
Senior Lecturer Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Phil is a senior lecturer and chartered statistician at . After studying Mathematics and Statistics at Warwick University, he worked for a public services research consultancy based in Birmingham, UK. In 1994 he moved into academia to research injury epidemiology, first in Department of Child Health at Newcastle University, and then at Institute of Child Health at University College London.


Prof Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia
I am the Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. I am principally known for the time series of hemispheric and global surface temperatures, which I update on a monthly basis. I have numerous research papers over the last 25 years. I have been a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society since 1992 and was on the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Climatology until 1995. I am currently on the editorial board of Climatic Change. I am an elected member of Academia Europaea since 1998.


Phoebe Mousley-Jones
Phoebe is a second year A level student studying English literature, Classical civilisation and History at The Henley College.  She is  trustee of Help Rescue The Planet.


Rachel Stancliffe
Director, Centre for Sustainable Health Care
Rachel Stancliffe is founding Director of The Campaign for Greener Healthcare, now renamed The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, which she started with Muir Gray in 2008 to help transform healthcare for a sustainable future. She graduated from Oxford with a Human Sciences degree and then received an MSc in demography and epidemiology from the London School of Economics. Rachel is interested in the best use of good quality evidence and in creative partnerships to achieve change. She is very concerned at the damage we continue to cause to our environment and is working with all sectors involved in healthcare to make it sustainable. She is also a founding Director of the Community Interest Company, Global Healthcare Information Network.


Richard Gillies
Director, Plan A, Marks & Spencer
Richard joined M&S in 1984.  He has worked in stores across the UK and in Canada, held a series of companywide roles including group head of change and programme management, people development, planning and facilities, executive assistant to the CEO and operations executive clothing.  As director of store design and development, Richard was responsible for the £1.5bn development and modernisation programme and for central procurement of goods not for re-sale. Throughout the last few years Richard has played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of the M&S Environmental and Social sustainability plan, ‘Plan A’. AsDirector of Plan A, CSR and Sustainable Business, he is now responsible for sustainable development globally.


Rob Moore
Director, Behaviour Change
Rob’s degree in Human Sciences gave him a keen interest in people, their ecology and their behaviour. He put this to work in advertising, with a 5 year career at AMV BBDO managing campaigns for the likes of Sainsbury’s, The Economist and the government. After 3 years at The Climate Group Rob left to help set up Behaviour Change and now looks after a variety of campaigns and consultancy projects.


Prof Robert Watson
Chief Scientific Advisor at DEFRA, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia
Director of Strategic Development.
Robert T. Watson is also DEFRA Chief Scientific Advisor and former Chief Scientist and Director for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, Professor Watson was Associate Director for Environment in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President in the White House. Prior to joining the Clinton White House, Professor Watson was Director of the Science Division and Chief Scientist for the Office of Mission to Planet Earth at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Dr Robin Russell-Jones
Dr Russell-Jones is the International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet Charitable Trust.  He helped to organise three international conferences on environmental/health issues during the 1980′s. They were all held in London and all resulted in important changes to legislation impinging directly on human health and the environment: Low-level lead exposure conferenceRadiation conference and Ozone conference.


Dr Robin Stott
Climate and Health Council
Dr Robin Stott a former consultant physician and medical teacher, his expertise is in health. He began work on sustainability issues as Medical Director of Lewisham Hospital and lead the first ever social, environmental and economic audit of a hospital. He was a founding member of the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) and has been the sustainability advisor to the Mayor of Lewisham.


Roy Baria
Director, EGS Energy
Roy is the pre-eminent geophysicist in the development and management of hot dry rock geothermal projects with over 30 years’ experience.  He is Technical Director, and founder shareholder, of EGS Energy Limited. For 14 years from 1976 he was a key researcher and ultimately Deputy Project Director at the Rosemanowes geothermal project in Cornwall.  At Rosemanowes Roy was involved in project management, resource assessment, seismic monitoring of hydraulic stimulations (which he pioneered) high temperature instrumentation, and cross-hole and vertical seismic profile surveys.


Russell Mills
Chartered Engineer
My main experience has been in the construction of power stations including hydro, nuclear, combined cycle and coal fired in India, UK and Taiwan.  I have worked on decommissioning of nuclear power stations at Hinkley and Sizewell.  Companies I have worked for include Bechtel, Sir Alfred McAlpine, National Nuclear Corporation, Rolls Royce and Alstrom.


Ruth Bond
National Chair of National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)
Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes: the largest voluntary women’s group in the UK. We offer women the chance to learn new skills and campaign on issues that matter to them.   In Cambridge Federation she is a WI Adviser, was previously Chair of the Public Affairs committee and Federation Chairman for four years. During this time she played a key role in the building of the new sustainable headquarters for Cambridge Federation.


Stewart Boyle
Senior Associate, South East Wood Fuels
Stewart has spent most of the past 10 years working in various parts of the commercial biomass sector. This has included working in technical sales for a boiler installation company (Wood Energy-RES), a major pellet production and distribution company (Balcas), as well as setting up a major wood chip supply company, South East Wood Fuels (SEWF). He is well known within the biomass heating sector and recently coordinated REA’s ‘Cool Heating’ campaign. Prior to this he was an environmental campaigner with Greenpeace International and Friends of the Earth and a specialist energy journalist.


Stephen Roscoe
Grundon Waste Management
Grundon Waste Management is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of integrated waste management solutions. Operating from depots across the south of England our non-hazardous waste management services include recycling collections, waste removal, waste disposal services, special events services and contract management.  In addition we deal with all aspects of hazardous waste management, including contaminated waste, clinical / medical waste disposal and the collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).


Dr Wallace Heim
Editor, Ashden Directory
Originally from Colorado, Wallace Heim has 20 years experience of production in theatre, film and television in the UK.  She now specialises in researching and enabling public engagement through the arts, and undertaking evaluations and feasibility studies.  She is: Co-editor of the Ashden Directory of Environment and Performance (a project of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts); a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Research fellow for the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University; a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, Scotland, and a Trustee for the social practice collective PLATFORM.  She has a PhD in Philosophy from Lancaster University and an MSc in Human Ecology from Edinburgh University.


Walt Patterson
Chatham House
Walt Patterson has published thirteen books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity.  Since 1991 he has been a Fellow of what is now the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House in London. He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute, London, and a Visiting Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.