Speakers

James CameronJames Cameron is non-executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital.

In addition to his role at CCC, James is the Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), serves as a member of GE’s ecomagination board,  is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability and their Advisory Board of the Global Competitiveness Index.  He served as a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group (2010 – 2012), and was also a member of Pepsico UK’s advisory board (2010-2012).

James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council.  He is a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission and is a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group.


Mike ClarkeDr. Mike Clarke is the Chief Executive of the RSPB.

Mike started work for the RSPB in 1988 as one of its first Conservation Officers. Prior to becoming CEO, he was Operations Director, running the RSPB’s work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mike’s passion for conservation of the natural world grew out of his childhood love of nature, combined with making a difference through volunteering as a teenager. He has a multi-disciplinary background in environmental science,  and throughout his career has played a part in coastal zone management and campaigned for the integration of the environment and economy.

Julia DavenportJuliet Davenport OBE is founder and CEO of green energy supplier Good Energy.

Juliet Davenport founded Good Energy over a decade ago with an ambition to help tackle climate change by giving people the opportunity to choose electricity generated from UK renewable sources. She studied atmospheric physics at Oxford and completed a Masters degree in economics at Birkbeck College, London. Juliet worked on European energy policy at the European Commission and at the European parliament on carbon taxation, before becoming a Director at environmental consultancy ESD, and setting up Good Energy.

Good Energy supplies energy to more than 30,000 homes and businesses across the UK, and supports a pioneering community of 40,000 independent renewable generators. In July 2012, the company moved to the AIM Market, raising £4 million from institutional investors in the process.

Calvin JonesCalvin Jones is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at Cardiff Business School.

Calvin holds a PhD in the Economics of Tourism and Major Events. His research interests focus on the environmental impact of economic activity, particularly ‘non-traditional’ activities such as tourism and sport. He has been involved in the development of a number of measurement tools for sustainability, including the pilot Environmental Satellite Accounts for Wales and the Tourism Environmental Satellite Account for Wales. His work has been widely published, and in several languages, and he is an expert invitee to the UN World Tourism Organisation’s Committee on Tourism Satellite Accounts and Economics of Tourism.

Peter KyddPeter Kydd is Director of Strategic Consulting at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

He is a chartered civil engineer with more than thirty years experience in the infrastructure sector, mainly working on strategic reviews of major infrastructure – both existing and proposed. This includes due diligence reviews for acquisition, performance reviews and infrastructure requirements to meet future objectives. His experience includes leading the reliability studies for the Thames Tidal Defences and Hull Tidal Surge Barrier, and feasibility studies for hydro and tidal power projects.  He led the team of consultants engaged by UK Government to advise on the two year Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study. He is also the Chair of the South West Marine Energy Park.

Vaughan LindsayVaughan Lindsay is the CEO of The Dartington Hall Trust.

Vaughan started off in marketing with Procter and Gamble but then spent eleven formative years in the voluntary sector. After senior roles with the Kings Fund and Shelter, he moved to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) as Deputy Chief Executive. Vaughan then moved back into the private sector working for six years with McKinsey and Company advising blue chip corporations on strategy, marketing and sales. He is also a Trustee of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Mobilewise and a Board member of the Heart of The South West LEP.

Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn is Director of Environment and Sustainable Development at Welsh Government.

He has a strong career background in environment and sustainability. The first 10 years of his civil service career were spent in Whitehall where he helped produce the first UK Environment White Paper, This Common Inheritance.  As Head of Development Planning in the then Department of the Environment, he also introduced changes to land use planning to support in-town housing and retailing. Before coming to Cardiff in 1998 to establish the first Assembly Government Policy Unit, Matthew was Director, Environment and Transport in the Government Office for the South West where he established Sustainability South West and had responsibility for housing, planning and regeneration.

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