Paul Arwas specialises in the commercialisation of cleantech. He was formerly a vice president and director of Arthur D Little, he headed up the European Chemicals Practice and was director-in-charge of two of ADL’s top ten clients (both major energy companies).
Paul has advised DECC, the Carbon Trust, the Committee of Climate Change, the Crown Estate, the Treasury, the Energy Technologies Institute and Defra on cleantech policy, innovation and commercialisation. He also regularly advises two utilities on strategy, technology and operational issues regarding growth and renewables.and advises four technology start-ups on business planning, funding, supply chain and product development.
He has experience of interim management, founded a biomass ESCo and is a director of Your Credit Union
He started his career at Exxon Chemicals in a variety of production and technical roles. He has an MSc (MBA) Business Studies from the London Business School and a BSc (Eng), Chemicals Engineering, from Imperial College, London.
From 2010 to 2012 he was special adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, focusing mainly on UK, European and global climate policy and low-carbon investment. Before that he worked for Chatham House, and from 1998 to 2003 was head of its Sustainable Development Programme; his work included international environmental regimes and institutions, the interaction between environmental regulation and international trade rules, and international environmental crime, particularly illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber. He has also been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Environment Select Committee and Environmental Audit Committee.
Ian Christie is a fellow and coordinator in the new Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group at University of Surrey, investigating issues of policy and practice for sustainable living. His work has included advisory roles on sustainability and climate policy in Whitehall (2006-08), consultancy to voluntary bodies, public agencies and businesses, lecturing and advocacy. Ian was joint head of environment, waste strategy and economic development at Surrey County Council (2003-06).
His other posts have included deputy director of the think tank Demos and associate director of the consumer trends consultancy The Henley Centre for Forecasting. He worked for nearly ten years as a fellow of the Policy Studies Institute, working on technology policy, energy efficiency and the take up of cleaner production systems in UK industry. His early career was in the IT industry as a computer programmer and technical author.
Chris works on ways in which policy and practice around climate and sustainable development issues translate into action at the local and community level. His work includes research, training, evaluation and project management. He worked for Friends of the Earth UK from 1984-1990 with responsibility for local and regional development and projects, before starting the Community Environment Associates consultancy. He is also a director of social enterprise Mapping for Change, an Honorary Research Associate at University College London (UCL), and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission appointed by the Mayor of London.
Chris carries out a range of community-focused work and has written five publications for the Community Development Foundation including the ‘Plain English’ certified guide to local sustainable development, ‘A Better Place to Live’. He is chair of the Low Carbon Communities Network, a UK-wide network of 370 local organisations. He also works across Europe on sustainable consumption and production issues with the ANPED NGO network.
Chris is an independent environmental policy consultant working on sustainable finance, climate change, energy policy and the green economy.
He is a fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, leading one project on disruptive finance policies to promote a sustainable economy and another in conjunction with the pan-European RESPONDER consortium on the role of household debt and savings in a sustainable economy.
Chris is an associate of Green Alliance, where he has written on the Green Investment Bank, environmental tax reform and sustainable savings policy. Previously head of Climate Change at the Environment Agency and senior research fellow for sustainability at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Julie is chair of the Circular Economy Task Force, launched by Green Alliance on 4 July 2012. She has been associated with Green Alliance since 1985 and was director between 1992 and 1997.
Julie has recently completed terms as a non-executive director of both The Eden Project and the Environment Agency for England and Wales. She has worked on environmental policy for over twenty-five years and her areas of expertise include waste & resources policy, sustainable buildings and biotechnology. Presently, Julie is a visiting senior fellow at the Centre for Environmental Strategy at University of Surrey.
Hywel is director of Facilitating the Future, which promotes systemic and sustainable solutions to public policy and public service challenges across a range of sectors through engagement, facilitation, policy design, organisation development and support in implementation.
From 2007 until 2010 he was consecutively specialist policy adviser at DCLG and at Defra, leading on a range of sustainability policy areas including the low carbon built environment, planning, resources and waste, as well as bioenergy, land use and rural affairs.
He has also worked at the Office for Public Management inventing, piloting and implementing public policy solutions with the local government and health sectors, including new models of local authority, the establishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups, using simulations to test policy design, and delivering development programmes, eg the IDEA Leadership Academy for local councillors.
Hywel is also a co-founder of Labour: Coast & Country, a campaign for non-urban Britain. He also chaired SERA, Labour’s environment campaign, between 2004 and 2007.
Some of Hywel's recent work includes a blog post arguing that Britain's climate change response and industrial strategy need to be integrated.
Jiggy Lloyd is an independent consultant in public policy, corporate strategy and sustainable development. Her clients include international and UK companies and the public and not-for-profit sectors. She is a member of th Committee of Reference for the Stewardship ethical investment funds and until April 2012 was non-executive of the Defra board overseeing the Waste Strategy and Waste Programmes.
Prior to setting up her own consultancy Jiggy Lloyd held senior posts in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and government affairs in two different FTSE companies and in Vivendi, the global utility and services business (now called Veolia). Her earlier career was spent working with Canadian mining industry and in cosultancy.
Jiggy Lloyd has degrees in ecology and forestry and is a partner in a wildlife conservation and farming business in Lincolnshire. She is a Nuffield Scholar, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a vice-president of the Town and Country Planning Association and a non-executive board member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
Rebekah Phillips is a freelance adviser specialising in public communication of climate change and behaviour change policy. Until December 2011 she was senior policy adviser at Green Alliance in charge of our Green Living theme.
Rebekah has written extensively on green living issues. She was the co-author, with Sylvia Rowley, of Green Alliance's influential Bringing it home report, published in March 2011 and she and Sylvia co-founded Green Alliance's blog.
Rebekah previously worked on climate and energy at Green Alliance. Her research in 2008-09 into the government's transport decision making led, in spring 2011, to a reform of government appraisal of transport proposals to ensure the benefits of low carbon are fully recognised.
Prior to joining Green Alliance Rebekah was the environment and transport policy analyst for BBC News Analysis and Research. Rebekah has also worked for Elsevier Science in Amsterdam, Landmine Action in Liberia and for Womankind Worldwide.
Her work focuses on environmental politics and policymaking at both a national and local level. She is climate change adviser to the Lake District National Park, and convenor of Green Alliance’s Climate Leadership programme for MPs. She is a Council member of the Natural Environment Research Council. From 2004-2011 she was vice-chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. She has researched and written on issues such as climate change, energy policy, public attitudes to the environment, government spending and taxation, and the environmental and social impact of new technologies.
She was director of Green Alliance from 2001 to 2004. Before joining Green Alliance in 1998, Rebecca spent two years as a policy adviser at the European Parliament in Brussels, specialising in international environmental issues.
Dimitri Zenghelis is a senior visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) and an associate fellow at Chatham House. He is also a senior economic advisor to Cisco's long term innovation group. Previously, he headed the Stern Review Team at the Office of Climate Change, London, and was a senior economist working with Lord Stern on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by the then Chancellor Gordon Brown.
Before working on climate change, Dimitri was head of economic forecasting and european monetary union analysis at HM Treasury, providing regular briefings to the Chancellor and Prime Minister. He has also worked at Oxford Economic Forecasting, the Institute of International Finance, Washington DC and Tokai Bank Europe, London.