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Speakers

Speakers for the summit include:

bullet Andy Brown - Anglian Water
bullet Phil Evans - MET Office
bullet Malcolm Fergusson - Environment Agency
bullet Rachel Fletcher - OFGEM
bullet Randall Freed - ICF International
bullet Tony Grayling - Environment Agency
bullet Stephen Hammond - Shadow Minister, Transport
bullet Dr. Wolfgang Kerner - European Commission
bullet Erik Kraaij - Union of Waterboards
bullet Colin Loveday - Tarmac
bullet Dr. Keith MacLean - Scottish and Southern Energy
bullet Brian Morrow - United Utilities Plc
bullet Graham Pendlebury - Department for Transport (DfT)
bullet Nigel Riglar - Gloucestershire County Council
bullet Dr. Michael Rutter - Department of Energy and Climate Change
bullet Ian Stevens - Yorkshire Water
bullet Bob Stewart - Moray Council
bullet Dr. Chris C West - UK Climate Impacts Programme
bullet Andrew Whitehead - Martineau


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Andy Brown - Conference Speaker   Andy Brown

Climate Change & Environmental Performance Manager
Anglian Water
     
Andy Brown is Anglian Waterís Climate Change and Environmental Performance Manager. His teamís remit includes developing policy and strategy on climate change, biodiversity and environmental performance issues. A major focus of recent work has been overseeing Anglian Waterís climate change adaptation plan. This focuses on the implications for AWís asset base and operations of increasing temperatures, wetter winters and drier summers, rising sea levels and extreme weather events. Andy has been with Anglian Water for 12 years, working on Climate Change since 2005 and is a member of the working group of the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

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Phil Evans - Conference Speaker   Phil Evans

Chief Advisor to Government
MET Office
     
Phil Evans will be speaking at the conference.

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Malcolm Fergusson - Conference Speaker   Malcolm Fergusson

Head of Climate Change
Environment Agency
     
Malcolm Fergusson is Head of Climate Change at the Environment Agency. He leads the head office team dealing with both mitigation and adaptation policy. He was formerly a Senior Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy, an independent policy institute. He has a background in computer modelling and forecasting, but now specialises in climate change, energy and transport policy issues in the UK and Europe. He was a peer reviewer of the IPCC Second Assessment Report, and in the UK, he has acted as Specialist Adviser on climate change to a House of Commons Select Committee, and contributed to the national Energy Review.

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Rachel Fletcher - Conference Speaker   Rachel Fletcher

Director Distribution
OFGEM
     
Rachel Fletcher joined Ofgemís GB Markets directorate in 2005 where she headed up work on retail market monitoring, self regulation, metering and distributed energy. She was appointed Director, Distribution in January 2008.

She is responsible for the economic regulation of the electricity and gas distribution sectors, including the fifth electricity distribution price control. Responsibilities also include price control monitoring, charging and quality of service regulation.

Prior to joining Ofgem, Rachel spent 12 years working as a consultant advising on energy strategy and policy in Europe, Africa and Latin America. She has worked on a number of major restructuring projects and has been involved in designing and reviewing price controls, setting charging methodologies and creating network access arrangements.

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Randy Freed - Conference Speaker   Randall Freed

Senior Vice President
ICF International
     
Randall Freed is an environmental scientist and Senior Vice President at ICF International. He leads the Climate and Energy Policy group, with over 80 staff specializing in strategies to measure and mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and assess and manage climate change risks. Mr. Freedís ongoing project work includes analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation related to water resources, ecosystems, land use, and infrastructure; assessing the climate benefits of recently proposed US corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements; and GHG inventory methods and mitigation policies.

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Tony Grayling - Conference Speaker   Tony Grayling

Head of Environmental Policy
Environment Agency
     
Tony Grayling is head of Environmental Policy at Environment Agency, leading on cross-cutting issues including sustainable development, climate change and planning. He was previously a special adviser to David Miliband and Hilary Benn at DEFRA, helping to conceive and design the Climate Change Act 2008. From 2002 to 2006 he was an associate director and head of the sustainability team at the Institute for Public Policy Research, which he joined in 1999 as a research fellow. He was a special adviser to the Minister for Transport , Gavin Strang, from 1997-98 during the development of the 1998 integrated transport white paper and before that a researcher successively to Labour MPs Ron Davies and Anne Campbell. Educated at Thorpe St Andrew School, Norwich and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University he has a PhD in plant sciences.

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Stephen Hammond - Conference Speaker   Stephen Hammond

Shadow Minister
Transport
     
After graduating in Economics, Stephen began a career in finance at a leading fund management house and subsequently worked for major investment banks. He was appointed a Director of the Equities division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1994 and four years later joined Commerzbank Securities. In 2000 he was promoted to Director, Pan European Research, with responsibility for seventy professionals based in London and across Europe.

Stephen was as elected a Councillor in Wimbledon in 2002 - polling the highest vote of any candidate in the borough. He became Deputy Group Leader and a member of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission. In May 2005 Stephen was elected Member of Parliament for Wimbledon. He was promoted to the front bench as Shadow Minister for Transport in December of the same year. He has specific responsibility for Rail and Buses.

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NAME - Conference Speaker   Dr. Wolfgang Kerner

Principal Administrator TEN-E Policy (2002 - May 2009)
European Commission / Directorate General for Energy and Transport
     
Dr. Wolfgang Kerner will be speaking at the conference.

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Erik Kraaij - Conference Speaker   Erik Kraaij

Managing Director
Union of Waterboards
     
Erik Kraaij (1958) studied chemical technology and started his job at the Ministry of Transport and Public Works in North Sea watermanagement. Afterwards he became policy advisor and later head of the waterquality and financing section of this ministry. After several years as head of the infrastructure and environmental section he became staff member of the Dutch Association of regional Water Authorities. Since 1977 he is the managing director of this Association. The Unie van Waterschappen is the national association of the 26 Dutch regional water authorities (waterschappen), aiming to promote their interests at a national and international level. The waterschappen are government institutions, responsible for water quality and water quantity management, issuing permits and monitoring and treating urban waste water. Through their long history, the Dutch waterschappen have developed a unique expertise in water management and waste water treatment, based on stakeholder participation, strategic planning, technology and innovation.

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Colin Loveday - Conference Speaker   Colin Loveday

Director of Quality and Technology
Tarmac
     
Colin Loveday is Director of Technology at Tarmac which he joined after studying at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Leeds University.

Colin heads up Tarmacís technical function and represents the industry and the UK on many national and international bodies. He is Chairman of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) Asphalt Product and Technical Committees, Director of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) and a member of the European Asphalt Pavement Association Technical Committee.

He is chairman of several significant standards committees, including the BSI committees for Highway Materials and for Construction Products and the CEN European Standards committee for Aggregates. He has been involved in European Standards for asphalt since 1989 and was responsible for drawing up the conformity standards for Type Testing and Factory Production Control. More recently, he has played a major role in drafting the UK enabling standards and guidance documents for the introduction of the European Standards in Britain. He has, for many years, been active in steering joint Industry/Highways Agency research at TRL. This has recently been focused on pavement durability, firstly with the evaluation of EME2 and its introduction into UK standards and secondly the extensive project on extending the life expectancy of asphalt pavements culminating in the publication of Road Note 42 and a full review of the laying requirements in the SHW 900 series. He is currently involved in a follow up project, chairing the group developing sustainability indicators for asphalt. Outside work he spends a lot of time on the front of a Tandem, from which vantage point he has closely studied road surfaces across UK and Europe, with a very small carbon footprint.

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Dr Keith MacLean - Conference Speaker   Dr Keith MacLean

Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Scottish and Southern Energy
     
Since completing graduate and postgraduate studies in Chemistry at Heriot-Watt and Hamburg Universities, Keith joined SSE in 1994 following a career in Germany and Scotland working in Research & Development and Business Management.

At SSE he has worked in a number of areas of the core energy business and was also responsible for starting-up and running its telecoms business from 1997 to 2004.

Since 2004 he has been responsible for policy and public affairs. He also has the company lead in sustainability policy - ensuring that SSE carries out its internal and external activities in a sustainable manner, taking a balanced view on the economic, environmental and social elements of its work.

Outside SSE, he is a member of the Executive of the Micropower Council as well as Director on the Board of the Scottish Renewables Forum (SRF). Keith is also Chairman of the Board at the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UKBCSE).

In addition to this trade association activity he is a government advisor on reneawable energy policy and was appointed to the Renewables Advisory Board in December 2007.

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Brian Morrow - Conference Speaker   Brian Morrow

Strategy Planning Manager
United Utilities Plc
     
Brian Morrow has been involved in urban drainage for nearly 30 years with Consultants, Local Authorities and since 1990, United Utilities.

In a variety of different aspects from day to day operational issues, design & project management, long term strategic planning and various national & international committees.

Currently deeply involved with long term strategic planning issues, leading on Climate Change Adaptation, Integrated Urban Drainage and Surface Water management issues.

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Graham Pendlebury - Conference Speaker   Graham Pendlebury

Director
Environment and International
Department for Transport (DfT)
     
Graham has been Director of Environment and International at the Department for Transport (DfT) since April 2007. He has responsibility for improving the environmental performance of the transport sector, particularly from road vehicles; strengthening DfT's influence overseas, and promoting the better regulation agenda with the Department.

Graham was previously Director of Road and Vehicle Safety & Standards, with responsibility for road casualty reduction, traffic management policy and certain transport technology issues.

Previous posts in the DfT and its predecessors at senior civil service level involved responsibility for tackling the environmental impacts of air transport (2001-2004) and management of long term strategic thinking and cross-cutting work (1999-2001). Graham has also held posts in the international aviation and rail sections of the Department, and was Principal Private Secretary to the Minister for Roads and Traffic in 1989-91.

Graham has a Masters degree in History from the University of Cambridge.

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Nigel Riglar - Conference Speaker   Nigel Riglar

Director Environment
Gloucestershire County Council
     
Nigel started his current role in June 2009 and is responsible for the Councilís planning, regeneration and economic development functions. He also has corporate leadership responsibility for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Previously Nigel spent 9 successful years with Stroud District Council. His final role with the Council was as Deputy Chief Executive, where he had responsibility for the Councilís operations. For the last 4-years with the Council he also led the development and implementation of the Councilís 20-year Environment Strategy, providing a clear direction for the Council around Climate Change, Waste and Recycling and Public Space Management. Before becoming Deputy Chief Executive Nigel was a Strategic Director and prior to that the Councilís Strategic Head of Regeneration and Culture helping to raise the profile of the District and working with partners helped secure significant new investment, including the £40m required to restore the Cotswold Canals.

Prior to Stroud District Council Nigel was responsible for leading the Improvement and Development Agencyís first 2 years of involvement in the Beacon Council Scheme. Before this he was the Head of Sustainable Development at the Local Government Management Board and a national adviser on environmental matters. He has also worked in the private sector and was awarded an MBA with distinction by Warwick Business School in 1999.

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Dr Michael Rutter - Conference Speaker   Dr Michael Rutter

Director Energy Resilience
Department of Energy and Climate Change
     
Michael Rutter joined Energy Group in BERR (now part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change) on secondment from the Ministry of Defence in January 2008 as Director of Energy Resilience in Energy Group. He has spent most of his career in the MOD in a range of policy, planning and finance roles. Most recently, he was responsible for developing safety and environmental policy across the MOD and the armed forces, previously having managed a £240M budget for the Defence Medical Services. He has also worked closely on defence policy in central and eastern Europe, and was responsible for the planning and resourcing of the Royal Navy forward equipment programme. He was Private Secretary to the Chief of the Air Staff between 2000 and 2002. Michael also spent three years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the 1990s working on non-proliferation policy. He was educated at Oxford University, where he read Geology, before completing his PhD at Imperial College, London. He then worked for a couple of years in the US as a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He joined the civil service in 1989. Recently he has undertaken the civil service fast track scheme to become a qualified chartered accountant. Married with three children, he lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Ian Stevens - Conference Speaker   Ian Stevens

Head of Regulatory Compliance
Yorkshire Water
     
Ian Stevens is Head of Regulatory Compliance, within the Water Business Unit based at the Company's Headquarters in Bradford. He has over 32 years experience in water resource planning and management with a significant involvement in drought planning and source optimisation.

His current role covers water quality compliance, investment planning, water resource and drought plans, production planning, catchment management, health and saftey and regulatory reporting. This broad view of water company planning and operation lhas helped in the planning and development of an integrated Yorkshire supply "Grid" . This is not only able to meet daily demand in an optimal way, but is also proven in maintaining supplies during severe (atypical) events. This includes floods, fire and drought.

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Bob Stewart - Conference Speaker   Bob Stewart

Director of Environmental Services
Moray Council
     
Bob Stewart is Director of Environmental Services for Moray Council having joined Moray District Council as Director of Planning in 1979. He is now responsible for the delivery of all regulatory and technical services including Planning, Transportation and Waste Management. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Council's extensive Flood Alleviation programme.

He is a non Executive Director of Historic Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Government Flood Risk Assessment Group. Prior to joining Moray, Bob had been Depute Director of Planning in East Lothian and Head of Development Control in West Lothian. He has also worked for the former Authorities of Glasgow and Lanarkshire County Council.

Bob is a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Member of the Chartered Institute of Management.

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Chris West - Conference Speaker   Chris West

Director
UK Climate Impacts Programme
     
Chris West trained as an engineer and then as a zoologist. He has undertaken research on gorillas in Rwanda, foxes in Britain and soil animals on South Georgia. He then worked on breeding endangered species at Jersey and Bristol Zoos, before moving to administration of environmental science. He is now Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), which works at the boundary between research and society on impacts of climate change and on adapting to those impacts. UKCIP is a government-funded programme hosted at Oxford University. It is stakeholder-led, with a goal of ďa UK adapting well to unavoidable climate changeĒ. UKCIP Stakeholders are all and any professional decision-makers in the UK, in both public and private sectors.

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Andrew Whitehead - Conference Speaker   Andrew Whitehead

Partner and Head of Energy & Climate Change
Martineau
     
Andrew Whitehead is a Partner and Head of Energy & Climate Change at Martineau. Andrew joined Martineau in 1986 as a trainee when it was Ryland Martineau, becoming partner in 1994. He launched the firm's energy practice in 1995, and became head of the Commercial Group in 2006. Andrew is also an elected member of Martineau's executive management board.

Andrew has considerable experience of energy and water sector issues, with a particular emphasis in recent times on climate change initiatives and environmental sustainability. He has worked for major utility companies in the electricity, gas and water sectors for many years, as well as renewable developers. Andrew is a regular in the "Top 50" Midlands Lawyers list, and recognised in the legal directories for his particular expertise in relation to electricity transmission, gas metering and balancing services.

Since 2007, Andrew has been leading Martineau's involvement in the Legal Sector Alliance as a founder member, and through the LSA is working to spread awareness amongst law firms, in-house counsel and barristers' chambers of climate change mitigation and adaption, and sustainable best practice.

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Speakers Include
Dr Keith MacLean, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish and Southern Energy
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Michael Rutter, Director Energy Resilience, Department of Energy and Climate Change
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Ian Stevens, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Yorkshire Water
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Geoff Richards,
Sustainable Development & Climate Change, Highways Agency
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Bob Stewart, Director of Environmental Services, Moray Council
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Phil Evans, Chief Advisor to Government, MET Office
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Tony Grayling, Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Environment Agency
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Dr. Chris C West, Director, UK Climate Impacts Programme
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Rachel Fletcher, Director Distribution, OFGEM
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Nigel Riglar, Director - Environment, Gloucestershire County Council
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Andy Brown, Climate Change & Environmental Performance Manager, Anglian Water
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Brian Morrow, Strategy Planning Manager, United Utilities Plc
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Malcolm Fergusson, Head of Climate Change, Environment Agency
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Erik Kraaij, Managing Director, Union of Waterboards
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Dr. Wolfgang Kerner, Principal Administrator
TEN-E Policy (2002 - May 2009),
European Commission / Directorate General for Energy and Transport
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Stephen Hammond, Shadow Minister, Transport

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