Nicky Chambers FRSA
Director of Strategic Innovation and Futures at Anthesis Group
Nicky co-founded and was CEO of Best Foot Forward since 1997. Best Foot Forward became one of Europe’s leading sustainability consultancies and was acquired by Anthesis Group in 2013. She has played a leading role in theoretical, policy and practical advances in sustainability for over 25 years, including development of the science of ecological footprinting.
Nicky is an authority on creating new business models for businesses to change and adapt to a future of constrained resources, global warming and evolving consumer expectations. She has worked with companies such as IHG, GSK, Volkswagen, Coca Cola and Tesco to understand the strategic actions required to future-proof their business. She brings a challenging, evidence-based approach to corporate strategy, innovation, communications and change management.
First Vice President, Project Manager & UK Sustainability Officer, Prologis
Simon Cox is First Vice President of Project Management and UK Sustainability Officer for Prologis with responsibility for sustainable development throughout the United Kingdom.
He joined the company in 2006 and has 20 years’ experience as a project manager on a wide variety of developments including mixed-use, retail and hotels.
Professor Martin Fry
MSc, CEng, FIMechE, FEI
Martin Fry played a leading role in the development of the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme, which eventually became the Carbon Trust Standard. He now plays a major role in international energy management standards, chairing committees for the British Standards Institute and heading UK delegations to drafting committee meetings, one series of these leading to the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001, published in June 2011.
He is the convener for the EU Energy Auditing standard EN 16247-1 and its subsidiary parts on buildings, process, transport and auditor qualification as well as for the international energy auditing standard, ISO 50002. Martin was a member of the EEDO Expert Advisory Board for the setting up on the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS).
Martin is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at City University in London where he is course leader for the Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics Masters Degree. He also introduces final year undergraduate and masters’ engineering students to the practical side of energy supply, usage and demand management.
Martin is Hon President of the Energy Services and Technology Association and a former Council Member of the Energy Institute. On ESTA’s behalf he is a member of the Executive Council on the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies.
At the Sustainability Live, Environment and Energy Awards Ceremony in April 2013, he won the Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Industry Award.
In October 2013, he was awarded the British Standards Institution Distinguished Service Certificate in appreciation of valuable contributions to the development of British, European and International standards.
Dr Craig Jones
Craig is an embodied energy, carbon footprint and LCA expert. In 2012 Craig featured at number 14 in a list of “the UK’s top 50 green leaders”.
Craig is best known as the author of the Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) from the University of Bath – an embodied energy and carbon database for building materials that has been downloaded by over 17,000 people from around the world. Craig has presented to audiences around the world, including at MIT, and has appeared in publications such as the Guardian, The Times, BBC Online, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg and more.
Craig provided the data to carbon footprint the construction of the London 2012 Olympics and tailored an embodied energy and carbon database for the $22 billion Masdar city in Abu Dhabi, which aspires to be the first zero carbon, zero waste and car free city. He wrote the first book dedicated to embodied carbon in construction and gained his PhD by the rare route of publication, which involved publishing 9 academic articles on the topic of embodied carbon and life cycle assessment.
Craig has a broad and deep experience of footprinting and LCA. He led the technical development of an embodied water (footprint) database for materials, is an experienced peer reviewer, has created many carbon footprint calculators and is PRINCE II qualified, managing projects for both commercial and public sector clients.
MVO, Executive Director, Eden Project
Peter Stewart joined Eden in 2003 supporting local businesses to get involved with the Project and went on to become Campaigns and Communications Director in 2008. This role includes responsibility for Eden’s biggest educational outreach campaign, The Big Lunch.
As well as running small businesses Peter previously spent over 10 years in the advertising industry working for British Leyland, J. Walter Thompson and BMP DDB, working with a variety of businesses including the Guardian, Knorr, National Dairy Council (milk), Courage (Fosters, Courage Best and John Smiths). In between JWT and BMP, Peter was also Account Director at Leo Burnett working on Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris, Sanyo and Nestle (Crosse & Blackwell).
Peter was appointed to the main Eden Board in March 2012. In the same year he was also awarded an MVO by HM The Queen for his work on the Diamond Jubilee, as The Big Lunch played a major part in the celebrations.