Gary Shanahan

Job Title: Head of business energy tax and reporting

Company: BEIS

Gary Shanahan is currently head of business energy tax and reporting at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, having taken on responsibility for the Business Energy Taxation Review in January 2016, alongside his existing responsibilities on the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot. Gary is a chemistry graduate, having studied at the University of Salford… Read more.


Barry Townsend

Job Title: Purchasing director

Company: Interface

Barry manages purchasing for Interface Europe, primarily looking after raw material purchasing. Formally this is expressed as; “Responsibility for ensuring that Interface’s supply chain across Europe can meet the company’s requirements in terms of pricing, quantity, delivery, quality and environmental credentials, in line with Mission Zero” but they mean the same thing! To support this,… Read more.

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Anthony Hatfield

Job Title: Energy manager – UK & Europe

Company: Rolls-Royce

Anthony is the UK & European energy manager within group property at Rolls-Royce plc, with 15 years’ experience in the carbon management sector. Anthony works closely with his national and international stakeholders, setting annual utility budgets at site level and managing multi-million pound capital and revenue budgets to deliver energy consumption and cost benefits across… Read more.


Andrew Griffiths

Job Title: Head of environmental sustainability

Company: Nestlé

Andy has worked for Nestle UK&I for more than 17 years, primarily in operational and engineering roles. Prior to taking on his current role, he led the development and implementation of NUK&Is ‘Lighthouse’ environmental sustainability strategy at its Fawdon site in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Andy is a chartered engineer (IET) and is focused on bringing… Read more.


Wendi Wheeler

Job Title: Energy and carbon strategy manager

Company: Network Rail

Wendi has worked in the energy management sector for more than 24 years and is employed by Network Rail as energy & carbon strategy manager. Leading Network Rail’s energy and carbon process, Wendi is responsible for the creation of energy management and efficiency strategies and managing the delivery of the £360m energy budget whilst meeting… Read more.


Adam Garbutt

Job Title: Group energy manager

Company: Travis Perkins Group

As group energy manager of the TP Group, Adam is responsible for the funding of energy savings to achieve the group’s carbon reduction target. With almost 10 years in the energy management industry and a background in science, Adam uses data to drive his decision-making.


Chris Large

Job Title: Partner

Company: Global Action Plan

Chris leads Global Action Plan’s health sector programmes and runs employee engagement programmes across sectors. Since joining Global Action Plan in 2005, Chris has directed change programmes for workplaces containing tens of thousands of employees, creating thousands of tonnes of carbon savings. Chris’s team’s Operation TLC project with Barts Health NHS Trust was recognised with… Read more.


David Stone

Job Title: Professor

Company: University of Sheffield

Prof Stone has interests in all facets of power electronics and energy storage, including the development of ‘smart’ battery packs for all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, high efficiency EV-contactless battery charging and modelling and control of novel fluorescent lamps to improve the efficiency of light generation, amongst other things. He has been professor of electrical engineering… Read more.


Jude Hughes

Job Title: Environment and energy manager

Company: NIBSC

Jude “grew up” on landfill sites starting her career as an environment manager for a large waste company; managing environmental aspects for numerous sites, running a team of environmental scientists and early waste-to-energy schemes. Jude then worked for the Carbon Trust, managing a £35 million Energy Efficient Loan Scheme, to support and fund energy saving projects…. Read more.


Will Handford

Job Title: Hydro energy specialist

Company: National Trust

Will Handford heads up the hydro team across the National Trust, leading a team of specialist project managers to deliver hydroelectric projects forming part of the trust’s renewable energy investment programme. The programme’s key target is to deliver a range of renewable projects to enable the trust to meet 50% of its energy needs from… Read more.

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Andy Clarke

Job Title: Committee Member

Company: UK Association of Energy Engineers

Andy Clarke is an energy industry professional with more than 30 years of experience. He is currently an independent consultant but previously was energy services manager for Leicestershire County Council, lead energy manager for the MOD Regional Prime Contract Central as well as being the ENMAN for the largest army base in Europe. As well… Read more.

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Tim Wynn Jones

Job Title: Distributed energy sales manager

Company: British Gas Business

Tim has worked within the energy industry for more than five years and has a wealth of experience across industrial and commercial energy supply contracts, renewable energy project development and financing and industrial and domestic energy efficiency projects. British Gas Business is the UK sales arm of parent company Centrica’s international distributed energy and power… Read more.

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Sam Scuilli

Job Title: Regional director

Company: EnerNOC UK

As Regional Director of Europe, Sam has a primary focus on EnerNOC’s business development activities with commercial and industrial customers in the UK and Ireland. He has worked with customers across industries to develop and implement energy management strategies, including demand side response participation, energy procurement in competitive markets, and the use of energy intelligence… Read more.

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Mike Shirley

Job Title: Head of product development

Company: SmartestEnergy

Mike Shirley joined SmartestEnergy in March 2014 to head up marketing, insight and product development. His career before then had focused on the technology sector, working for major brands including EE, Orange and Colt Telecom. The expertise gained in the fast-moving telecoms sector is now being used to help SmartestEnergy better understand how to anticipate and meet customer needs to… Read more.


Scott Borders

Job Title: Energy engineer

Company: Saint Gobain

Scott Borders is the company energy engineer at British Gypsum, which is part of Saint-Gobain.  Following his chemical engineering degree at the University of Nottingham, Scott has worked in various roles in process and production engineering. He has completed a diploma in energy management and utilisation, gaining member status and chartered energy manager status with… Read more.

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