UK Business Summit 2021 Speakers
Head of UK Consents and Strategic Environment, Ørsted
Ms Andersen is a director at Orsted leading the team responsible for consenting of Orsted’s offshore wind projects in the UK, as well as a centre of expertise providing excellence on environment and permitting topics across Orsted’s global portfolio. Ms Andersen holds an MSc in Environmental Science from Technical University of Denmark and professional experience from environmental consultancy and offshore wind development across several markets.
Senior Director & Head of Environmental Services; Water & Environment, Jacobs
Richard is a Senior Director and Head of Environmental Services for Jacobs EMEA, which supports a combined environmental and sustainability team of more than 1200 people. He is a passionate environmental leader and CIWEM Fellow with more than 30 years’ experience, and an enthusiastic advocate for sustainable solutions that provide a positive legacy for Jacobs and their clients. Richard started his career with Thames Water and the National Rivers Authority moving into consultancy with Halcrow, and then CH2M and Jacobs through subsequent acquisitions.
With key expertise in the water/flood risk sector, Richard has presented widely and works to influence policy and develop new approaches to environmental management and stakeholder engagement. He has particular interest in natural flood management having worked for 20 years realigning flood defences in the Humber Estuary to create new intertidal habitats that help combat the effects of climate change.
Richard has a collaborative leadership style and is supporting a range of business initiatives, including championing positive mental health at work, promoting inclusion and diversity in the environmental sector, and piloting a ‘shadowing’ scheme with the Jacobs Women’s Network.
Managing Partner, The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)
Jessica Zofnass Barclay is a Managing Partner of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG). EFCG is the leading advisor to architecture, engineering, and construction firms and leverages its 30 years of proprietary industry research and data to provide differentiated M&A advisory expertise, financial and strategic consulting, and executive conferences.
Jessica leads the firm’s M&A team, working with clients on ownership transitions, recapitalizations, inorganic growth strategies, and preparing firms for a sale.
Prior to joining EFCG, Jessica spent a decade in finance working with institutions, family offices, and private equity firms through her roles at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Black Creek Group.
Jessica received her MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar, and graduated with Honors from Harvard University, where she rowed for the Women’s Varsity Crew Team for four years.
Director of Policy and External Affairs & Deputy CEO, The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
Martin Baxter leads on IEMA's policy and external engagement activity. He works in the UK, and internationally, to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable economy.
Martin is a regular media spokesperson on a range of business sustainability topic areas. He has extensive experience of networking and communicating at all levels, including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, and academia.
Martin has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. He is chair of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sub-committee on environmental management systems and head of the UK delegation. Martin is a board member of IEMA and also the Society for the Environment (SocEnv). He is a Fellow of IEMA and the RSA, and a Chartered Environmentalist.
Global Director Earth & Environment & Global Executive Director ESG
André-Martin Bouchard has approximately 25 years experience in the environmental industry. He currently holds the position of Global Director, Environment & Resources and Global Corporate Director, ESG at WSP Global. Since joining WSP in 2006, Mr. Bouchard has played a key role in growing the Canadian Environment sector to a Top 3 position. Over the years, he held various positions in Canada, serving most recently as Executive Vice President Environment and being a member of the Canadian Leadership Team.
Before joining WSP, Mr. Bouchard was the Founder and CEO of Strate Environment. In the 1990s Mr. Bouchard held different positions in the hazardous waste and contaminated land Industry. Mr. Bouchard is a Professional Environmental Engineer who holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, option Environment, from Polytechnique Montréal.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Earth Capital
He has spent over 35 years in international banking. In his 20 years with ABN AMRO he was Head of UK Structured Finance and Corporate Banking and sat on the UK Executive and Credit Committees. As Global Head of Project Finance, he was responsible for ABN AMRO’s award-winning business franchises in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and Brasil. In this role he was also instrumental in the creation of the Equator Principles, a market recognised standard for managing environmental and social risk issues in project financing. Latterly, as Global Head of Sustainability, he chaired the group’s Sustainability Council and developed the bank’s strategy on climate change and the carbon markets. He is former Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative, a former Steering Committee member of Renewable Energy Networks for the 21st Century and external board member of Forest Renewables (part of the Forestry Commission in Scotland).
Richard is currently a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and holds a BA and MBA from Durham University. He is an Independent Non-Exec Director of Triodos Bank UK, a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security Group and a Dutch Development Bank (FMO) nominated non-Exec Board Director of Union Bank of Nigeria.
Deputy Head of Ecology and Technical Director for Natural Capital & Biodiversity, WSP
Tom Butterworth is the Technical Director for Natural Capital and Biodiversity for WSP UK. Tom supports public and private sector organisations to set and meet their objectives for development together with their objectives for wildlife. Tom has over 22 years’ experience working as an environmental specialist. Over this time Tom has led practical management of nature reserves, developed local, regional and national biodiversity strategies and policies, led national programs of research and managed the delivery of the England biodiversity strategy.
Global Technology Leader: Sustainability & Climate Action & Divisional Director of Sustainability, Jacobs
Lynsey is a Director of Sustainability at Jacobs, where she focuses on growth and sales for our climate change, sustainability and environment and consenting business. Lynsey is also supporting clients to address their challenges on sustainability and decarbonisation strategy, benchmarking, assurance, and broader carbon and climate change services. This includes focus on engagement and communications, organisational behaviours, coaching and capacity building support. Lynsey’s role also extends to supporting the implementation of Jacobs’ own sustainability strategy: PlanBeyond and recently published Climate Action Plan within Jacobs’ European business and its project partnerships and delivery.
Managing Director, Equiteq
Paul Dondos is a Managing Director, based in our London office, where he leads Equiteq’s buy-side, market intelligence and strategic advisory practices globally.
Paul brings vast experience across corporate finance and corporate development, including positions at Salomon Smith Barney in New York and London; a European internet incubator in the dot com boom era; and a global engineering consulting firm. Paul also spent eight years building and operating his own business in Brazil before joining Equiteq in 2017. Paul quickly established Equiteq’s global buy-side practice, which, with its experienced, dedicated team, industry-leading processes, and enviable client roster, is the leading M&A origination service in the Knowledge Economy.
Paul is also regularly published in webinars and market intelligence reports, and takes on advisory roles in the value creation journeys for Equiteqs’ long-term M&A clients.
Outside of work, Paul loves literature (in which he holds a degree), has two children and is a fluent Portuguese speaker.
Manager, Energy Systems Team, The Carbon Trust
Hannah is part of the Energy Systems team and has over seven years of experience in the energy sector, working across the public sector, regulatory bodies and research organisations. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Hannah was the bioenergy strategy lead at the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), examining the role for bioenergy in a whole systems context. Prior to this, Hannah specialised in licensing policy for the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) regime at Ofgem.
Hannah has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath.
Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission
Matthew’s background combines an in-depth understanding of environmental policy with long experience of representing business interests to policy makers at devolved, UK and EU levels.
Before joining EIC, Matthew spent three years as Director of Policy at the Environmental Services Association, the trade association representing the UK’s waste and resource management industry.
Before that he had a number of policy roles at the CBI, including stints as Head of Environment and Climate Change Policy and Head of Infrastructure Policy. He also spent five years as Head of Policy for CBI Scotland, where he was responsible for all the CBI’s policy and lobbying interaction with the Scottish Government.
JOSEPH J. FLUDER III
CEO, President & Director, SWCA Environmental Consultants
As SWCA's Chief Executive Officer and President, Joseph is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board of Directors and senior leadership team to promote the company North Start and Core Values while developing long-range business goals and strategies that result in an amazing culture and strong performance and growth. Joseph joined SWCA in early 2003 as a water resources and GIS specialist in the company's Albuquerque office. Since that time, he's held a variety of technical and leadership positions, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer from 201147-2017. In addition to having extensive experience in project management and business development, Joseph has a strong background in human-induced environmental change, particularly in riparian, grassland, and forested areas. He also is an expert in the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, watershed management, and habitat restoration. He holds a bachelor's degree in environmental geography from Illinois State University and a master's degree in geography from the University of New Mexico. He taught geography, GIS, and earth science courses at the University of New Mexico (2000-2005) and spent time working in the trucking industry in Chicago.
DR ANDREAS GEORGOULIAS
Director of Sustainability and Risk, The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)
Andreas leads EFCG’s Sustainability Advisory Practice, and is a main point of contact for EFCG’s international clients. He brings more than 20 years of experience in advising A/E/C firms, public and private owners of infrastructure, as well as commercial lenders and multilateral development banks. He has worked on projects across 15 countries.
Andreas is a recognized voice in the sustainability field, as he was instrumental in creating the Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure, now widely deployed in the US and across the world. He has completed sustainability / ESG assessments for over $16 billion worth of infrastructure assets, advised both publicly traded and privately held A/E/C firms on their ESG strategy and reporting, and helped establish a new Climate Change Division at a major multilateral development bank. He has published three books on sustainability, serves his second term on the Envision Review Board of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and is a Senior Advisor to the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University.
Andreas holds a Masters and PhD from Harvard University, where he also taught as a member of the faculty for eight years, and has a professional diploma in architecture engineering from the University of Athens. He lives in Athens, Greece, with his wife Zoe, a maritime lawyer, and their young daughter.
Catchment & Biodiversity Manager, Anglian Water & Governing Board Member, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
Chris Gerrard is Anglian Water’s Catchment and Biodiversity Manager. He leads a team that delivers the company’s strategy to help reverse biodiversity loss in the region, as well as a team of catchment management specialists who engage with the agriculture sector to manage water quality risks. Prior to that he was Director of Living Landscapes for the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. He was also the Project Manager of the Great Fen Project, a leading landscape-scale conservation project between Huntingdon and Peterborough. Chris is a Chartered Environmentalist, has an honours degree in Environmental Science, a Professional Diploma in Management and is a board member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
Content Director, Environment Analyst
Ross joined Environment Analyst as an intern following the global financial crisis in 2011. During his decade at the company he has held a number of operational and management positions supporting the newsroom, events programme and market intelligence service. He has been the author of the UK Market Assessment Report for the last six years.
In his current role as Content Director, Ross is responsible for the ongoing management and curation of industry-leading content to serve our ever-expanding membership community within the environmental professional services sector across the globe. He leads a team of writers and analysts and inputs regularly into our virtual events programme.
Prior to joining Environment Analyst Ross graduated from Swansea University, UK with a BSc in geography and a MSc in environmental dynamics and climate change.
Senior Vice President & Energy Managing Director, AECOM
Riad’s tenure at AECOM spans over 18 years, and has held a combination of operational and business development roles within the organization supporting private, state and Federal clients.
In his current role as the Managing Director of the Americas Energy Practice at AECOM, Riad leads an Energy team ranging from engineers, project and construction managers, project controls and project development staff. The AECOM team is focused on delivering Energy solutions for a variety of markets including T&D, renewable generation and energy efficiency with the mission of driving the necessary energy transformation needed in today’s environment. This transformation is being led by developing innovative, socially beneficial and green solutions while ensuring the necessary resources and skillsets are in place.
Deputy Director, Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fergus Harradence leads for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on sponsorship of the infrastructure and construction sector. Since joining the Civil Service in 2000, he has worked in a number of departments in a range of economic policy roles, including trade policy, export promotion, innovation and corporate tax. His current responsibilities include BEIS’ policies to help improve the performance of the construction sector, the Department’s contribution to the Government’s house-building ambitions, and its relationship with the Construction Leadership Council.
Director of Sustainability, Taylor Wimpey
Ian is the Director of Sustainability for Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd, one of the UK’s largest house builders. He is responsible for the development and delivery of Taylor Wimpey’s sustainability policy and strategy. This has included work on climate change, waste and resources, water, biodiversity, supply chain, social issues, reporting, disclosure, contaminated land and environmental liability. Ian studied geology at Southampton University and then Environmental Technology. Ian’s career started at Imperial College and with environmental consultancy practices ERM and RPS. For the last twenty-two years he has been working within the construction sector, initially on large civil engineering projects, but predominantly within the house building sector.
DR VICKY HUTCHINSON
Environment Practice Director, Infrastructure, Atkins
Dr Vicky Hutchinson is Director of the Environment Practice within Atkins. She brings together 550 environmentalists, economists and social scientists to respond to challenges ranging from tackling the climate emergency and delivering a low carbon future, to looking beyond apprenticeships to understand how social value is created through buildings, infrastructure and the green spaces between them. She was previously Head of Social Value at ISG. She has developed and implemented social value strategies for clients and contractors, working at a senior level to develop strategy, procedures, targets and measurement protocols across business units. She has worked closely with local authority clients to design and deliver Social Value programmes for both public sector frameworks and at a project level, and has worked in partnership with peers across the sector to maximise the socio-economic outcomes of infrastructure and construction activity.
Chief Strategy Officer, Wood
Martyn is passionate about delivering the energy transition, which he leads on behalf of Wood. He also leads the corporate strategy team. Martyn joined Wood from the Life Science industry over ten years ago, having been a Principal Analyst for the leading research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, followed by Technology Analyst roles for a boutique Scottish innovation fund and regional development agency.
Martyn is driven to solve the world’s most challenging and pressing issues. He regularly speaks on how industry can pivot towards a cleaner, more sustainable and resilient future. He is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) and was the co-founder of the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration. Martyn has two science degrees from Edinburgh University in Physiology & Diabetes. Martyn is originally from West Yorkshire, England and is based in Scotland with his wife and three teenage kids.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Golder
Mr. Logan has over 30 years of progressive management experience with diverse, engineering and consulting businesses, with an emphasis in the Earth & Environment business line. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Golder (USD 1.2B per annum), and has held prior senior executive roles in AMEC Foster Wheeler, URS and Dames & Moore.
As COO for Golder, he oversaw the global operations of Golder including strategic and financial planning, risk management, client relationship management, revenues, profitability, project delivery and governance. He has over four decades of professional engineering experience providing consultation and oversight on complex civil and environmental projects for the transportation, oil & gas, mining, power, manufacturing, commercial, waste and government sectors. He has served as Engineer of Record on hundreds of projects and is often called upon by clients to be a forensic expert. His project experience spans the globe, having worked in more than 20 countries throughout his career.
In his role as Global Director of Integration, Mr. Logan will oversee the successful joining of the Golder organization to WSP, with operations in 30 countries around the globe.
Director Strategic Growth & Development, Ricardo Energy & Environment
Colin has 30 years of experience in providing advice on energy issues for policy makers and investors. His work was initially in energy efficiency for industrial processes and CHP, followed by opportunities to deploy renewable energy systems in the UK, Europe & beyond. His recent work has focused on decarbonisation options for transport, particularly the production and use of green fuels for road, rail and marine use. His work on energy feasibility studies includes assessment of opportunities at building level, on business parks and at city and local authority level. These studies have involved technical assessment of renewable energy resources, constraints to development, investment returns and business cases.
Collaboration Manager, Capitals Coalition
Tim is the Collaboration Manager at the Coalition. Helping to draw on the expertise and experience of the Coalition organizations to support a capitals approach and holistic decision-making. Previously, he has worked as a consultant identifying, measuring and valuing ecosystem services across the Caribbean, West Africa, and Oceania. Tim has also worked in the EU Emissions Trading System, financing emissions reductions projects globally.
Chief Strategy Officer, Montrose Environmental Group Inc
Jose Revuelta is Chief Strategy Officer of Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. and part of the founding team. In this capacity, he oversees all the firm’s partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, and new initiatives. Mr. Revuelta brings significant leadership and management experience to the Company. Previously, Mr. Revuelta was a Vice President with the Infrastructure and Private Equity business of UBS Global Asset Management, where he focused on the energy, utility, transportation, and environmental sectors. In this capacity, Mr. Revuelta helped oversee a $10bn portfolio and was responsible for Finance and Tax oversight for all US holding entities.
Mr. Revuelta was on the Board of Northern Star Generation, a US IPP with 1,412MW of gas and waste-coal power plants, where he helped lead re-financings and commodity hedges valued at over $1bn. Prior to his role at UBS Global Asset Management, Mr. Revuelta was a member of the Infrastructure Group in the Investment Banking division of UBS. Mr. Revuelta received his MBA from the Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a MS/BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.
Vice President, Global Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Fredrick has been analysing the global water market for over 15 years and is the Global Leader and Vice President of the Sustainability and Circular Economy practise at Frost & Sullivan. He led the launch of the Smart Water Program in 2010 and has since focused on shaping the Global Water Research Program around digital transformation and together with his team of analysts has published authoritative reports on Smart Water Grid and related segments. He has a Masters in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh secured as a Shell Centenary Chevening Scholar and has also been conferred the Frost & Sullivan Fellowship.
Global Lead for Social Outcomes, Mott MacDonald
Kerry Scott is Mott MacDonald’s Global Practice Leader for Social Outcomes and a project director with over 20 years’ experience of working with clients to deliver socially inclusive infrastructure. At Mott MacDonald, we recognise our responsibility as a global consultancy in tackling the world’s biggest economic, environmental and social challenges. Kerry leads a global network of social inclusion and development professionals who specialise in identifying ways to benefit communities and helps our clients ensure their projects deliver more inclusive outcomes. She has a track record of developing bespoke tools and innovative approaches to help identify, assess and monitor the impacts amongst social groups and has extensive experience of working in the UK and internationally for clients in the transport, health and built environment sectors. She has a passion for equality, diversity, engagement and ensuring that infrastructure design is focused on users and communities.
Group CEO and Chair, Temple Group
Mark is the Chair and Founder of Temple (established in 1997) https://www.templegroup.co.uk/ – leaders in environment, planning and sustainability. He has over 35 years’ experience in environment, planning and consenting. He is also founder of The Southwood Foundation (established in 2018, now a registered charity) https://southwoodfoundation.org/.
Prior to working in the private sector Mark worked in the public sector. He has important experience operating at Board level with NGOs including CIRIA (Ceequal), SECBE and NERC and has worked as an Executive Board Member on a number of JVs for major programmes and projects. Mark has completed strategic reviews on behalf of Government Departments and participated in high level briefings/discussions with Ministers/Government officials.
He has worked on a variety of high-profile schemes including HS1, The Shard (London), Barking Riverside, DLR schemes (various), Croydon Tramlink, Thameslink Programme and more recently Crossrail 2 and HS2.
Mark is passionate to build on a legacy inspired by nature and delivering meaningful change for a sustainable future. He is a strong advocate of shared learning, high ethical standards and innovation. He is collaborative, open and inclusive and contributed to a wide range of articles on good practice/new insights.
UK Managing Director, Ramboll
Philippa is the UK Managing Director at Ramboll. She is a senior ESG professional, working closely with her clients to navigate swiftly evolving sustainability risks and opportunities. She is a change management specialist, working with senior leadership teams internally and within client organisations, to enable change and improved performance.
Senior Partner, ERM
Philip is a Senior Partner at ERM, based in the London office. Philip is a member of the ERM UK&I management team and is responsible for a number of key client relationships. Philip's experience covers a wide range of complex environmental and social issues within large corporations.
Prior to his current role, Philip was a Board Director at WSP Environmental. For the last twenty years Philip has worked as a consultant to a wide variety of clients in the private and public sector on risk management; corporate environmental health and safety strategy, management and compliance; environmental due diligence; and product stewardship.
Philip has worked across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, China, Australia and South Africa and was instrumental in establishing the WSP Environment & Energy businesses in North America, Asia and across Europe. Philip has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester.
DR ADRIAN WILLIAMS
Managing Director, APEM
Adrian is Managing Director of APEM Ltd, a global environmental consultancy. Joining APEM in 2002, Adrian helped grow APEM and led a PE backed management buyout in 2019. APEM continues to grow strongly and now employs c.200 passionate scientists and technical experts who provide independent advice and guidance across Marine, Freshwater, Terrestrial and Geospatial disciplines.
Adrian is an Aquatic Ecologist with an academic background. He has published numerous papers for international peer reviewed journals and contributed book chapters on eutrophication and lake restoration. He has provided scientific advice to the Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and was a committee member for the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Adrian is a keen walker and likes nothing more than heading to the hills with his partner and two children (moaning aside) at the weekends. When not on a hillside he also helps coach a junior rugby team.
Managing Director, Nature Positive, an RSK Company
Stephanie Wray is the founder of Nature Positive, a specialist management consultancy that helps organisations to understand the business risks associated with their dependence or impact on the natural environment. She is an expert biodiversity and sustainability consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the assessment of the impacts of major infrastructure projects and corporate biodiversity footprinting. She has worked in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and in diverse sectors including energy, oil and gas, mining, construction, manufacturing and retail. Before joining RSK, Stephanie was Global Environment Director for Hyder Consulting, now known as Arcadis. She has also held a number of strategic consulting roles at organisations including National Grid. A past president and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Stephanie is chair of CIEEM’s Strategic Policy Panel, which coordinates all of the institute’s policy activities throughout the UK and Ireland, and is called on to provide environmental advice to ministers, select committees and government departments.