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Rt Hon Gregory Barker

Minister of State for Climate Change

Gregory Barker is a Minister of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle. He was educated at Steyning Grammar School, Lancing College, and London University where he studied history, economic history and politics.

Gregory was elected Conservative MP in Sussex in June 2001 and served on the House of Commons Environmental Audit select committee between 2001 and 2005. He served as Shadow Minister for the Environment from 2005 to 2008, where he led the led the passage of the Climate Change Bill for the Opposition through the House of Commons, and as Shadow Minister for Climate Change between 2008 and 2010. He was appointed Minister of State for DECC in May 2010.

Before becoming an MP, Gregory worked in the City of London for 10 years before becoming an associate partner at Brunswick Group Ltd. He served as Head of International Investor Relations for Sibneft, a major Russian oil company, between 1998 and 2000, and then returned to the UK in May 2000 to become the director of recruitment advertising business Bartlett Scott Edgar.

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Lawrence Bloom

Thinker, Speaker, Activist, Chairman

Lawrence was appointed the first Chairman of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and he is a current alumnus of all Agenda Councils. He is also the former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy Initiative, Green Cities, Buildings and Transport Council.

He is Vice Chair of Climate Prosperity Strategies which is an initiative of Global Urban Development created to demonstrate the economic benefits of creating a sustainable society. He was a Member of the Jury of the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities, held annually in Stockholm, Sweden.

He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the property industry and is credited with creating a hotel environmental manual, currently in use in 5 million hotels worldwide, offering guests the option of not having their towels washed every night.

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Fiona Woolf MBE

Lord Mayor of London

Fiona Woolf has over 20 years experience in dealing with regulation, market design and implementation and major projects in the electricity industry – culminating in a CBE in 2002 for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings. She has advised over 28 governments.

At CMS Cameron McKenna, Fiona has built an innovative energy and major projects practice that spans law, engineering and economics, successfully building on the gaps and overlaps. Fiona has worked around the globe in India, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, establishing a unique reputation.

She was a Member of the Competition Commission from 2005 until 2013. She was a non-executive director of Affinity Water Ltd until December 2013.

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Jon Snow

Broadcaster

Jon Snow has been the main presenter of Channel 4 News since April 1989. He is also the Chair of the New Horizon Youth Centre – a day centre for homeless and vulnerable young people located in King’s Cross. He was the Director of the project 1970-73 and has been on the Management Committee ever since. From 1986 to the present he has been Chairman. He is Deputy Chair of the Media Trust; Chair of Tate Members; and on the Board of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

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Andrew Barnett

Director at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)

Andrew joined the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation where he held the post of Director of Policy Development and Communications. Prior to this, he was Director of Communications at the UK Sports Council and, before that, Head of Public Affairs at the National Consumer Council. Andrew previously held posts at HSBC Holdings, the Arts Council of England, and the Foyer Federation for Youth, as well as working for the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Homelessness and Housing Need. He is a committee member of Healthwatch England, the statutory national consumer champion in health and social care, of Collaborate, and the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX). He is also a trustee of Addaction, the UK’s leading specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity.

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David Farnsworth

Chief Grants Officer at City Bridge Trust

David joined CBT in 2013 as Chief Grants Officer. He trained in the City as a lawyer, and practised as a solicitor before spending 12 years leading teams in the voluntary sector, including heading up the central London office of the Immigration Advisory Service and being CEO of Welsh Refugee Council.

Before joining the Trust, David directed the Refugee Programme at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and also ran a consultancy working with leading charitable trusts and foundations committed to social justice.

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Johnnie Moore

Facilitator and Coach

Johnnie Moore will facilitate our Open Space. He has used this process in many different countries and for organisations ranging from World Vision to Oxford University.

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Tim Jackson

Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Defra/ESRC-funded Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group

From 2004 to 2011 Tim was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet (Routledge 2009/11) which became an internationally renowned text in sustainability and was subsequently published in 16 foreign languages. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC.

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Sally Uren

Chief Executive of Forum for the Future

Sally has overall responsibility for delivering Forum for the Future’s mission to create a sustainable future.  This involves working with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy.

As well as leading the organisation, Sally personally oversees a small number of projects. Recent projects have included Consumer Futures, Dairy 2020 – a collaborative project delivering a vision for a sustainable dairy sector, and she is currently Project Director of a global multi-stakeholder consortium focused on delivering a sustainable tea value chain, Tea 2030.  She also oversees a specialist network with our wider Forum network, the Sustainability and Brands Roundtable, where we are working collaboratively with a wide range of brands, helping them operationalise sustainability.

Sally acts as Chair of Kingfisher plc’s Advisory Council and as an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several other global businesses. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future’s growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands.

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Julia Groves

Managing Director of Trillion Fund

Julia is Managing Director of Trillion Fund, a crowdfunding platform aimed at engaging the masses in renewable energy – through their pockets. Their goal is to maximise the number of people who have a financial stake in the UK’s energy future and she is a strong advocate for the ‘60,000 not six’ energy companies campaign.

Prior to starting Trillion Fund she worked for eight years in the wind and solar industries and only joined the world of finance when the traditional sources of investment for smaller scale construction dried up.

Julia is also the founding Chair of the UK Crowdfunding Association, and a Director at Move Your Money, and is actively lobbying for changes to financial regulations to allow everyone the option to invest in sectors, businesses and people that they know or love.

Julia is herself an Investor in a number of early stage businesses, mostly in the cleantech sector. She founded britishairways.com in the nineties and has worked for the last ten years in ventures that use the internet to rebalance power between consumers and institutions.

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