2015 Speakers

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    • Richard Laxton- Global Sustainability Manager, Arla

      Richard Laxton- Global Sustainability Manager, Arla Global Sustainability at Arla Foodshttp://www.arla.com/

      Richard Laxton is the sustainability manager at Arla and was responsible for developing the first dairy to achieve zero waste to landfill.

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    • Gavin Milligan - Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group

      Gavin Milligan – Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Gavin Milligan holds a PhD from the University of London and worked for 9 years in the chemical industry before moving to the food sector. He has worked for a number of businesses ranging from SMEs to blue chip corporates in supply chain, operations and commercial roles and is currently Group Sustainability Director for the William Jackson Food Group where he is responsible for the company’s social and environmental programmes. He is a Member Director of Sedex, sits on the Ma...

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    • Darran Messem- Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Opening Remarks)

      Darran Messem- Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Opening Remarks) Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification and Director, Internationalhttp://www.carbontrust.com/home/

      Speaker Bio: Darran Messem leads the Carbon Trust's pioneering certification team, and leads the Carbon Trust's international development. Darran’s international experience includes being a Director of companies in Canada, the US, China and South Africa, and the UK. Before joining the Carbon Trust in 2010 Darran was Vice President Fuel Development for Royal Dutch Shell, and General Manager Market Development for British Airways. Darran graduated with a First in G...

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    • Louise Nicholls- Head of Responsible Sourcing, packaging at Marks & Spencers

      Louise Nicholls- Head of Responsible Sourcing, packaging at Marks & Spencers Head of Responsible Sourcing,packaging and Plan A at Marks and Spencerhttp://www.marksandspencer.ie/

      Speaker Bio: Part of the small team that developed the M&S groundbreaking Plan A, a 100 point, 5 year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues. Worked for Marks and Spencer for over 20 years, initially as a Food Technologist, and then in IT and HR before developing and managing M&S leading Ethical trade programme 10 years ago. Currently my role is to manage the Foods business implementation and strategic development of M&S Plan A. On a day to day basis I deal with issue...

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    • Daniel Crossley- Executive Director, Food Ethics Council

      Daniel Crossley- Executive Director, Food Ethics Council Executive Director at the Food Ethics Councilhttp://www.foodethicscouncil.org/

      Speaker Bio: Dan Crossley is Executive Director at the Food Ethics Council, a charity that works with businesses, government and civil society to address ethical concerns at the heart of decision-making about food and farming. Dan has worked on food sustainability issues for over a decade. He was formerly acting Head of Food at Forum for the Future, where he advised many of the world’s leading food businesses and Government, and also previously worked for a food manufacturing company. Dan was co-chair of the consumer behaviour working group of...

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    • Michael McDermott- Corporate Sustainability Manager,  Warburtons Limited

      Michael McDermott- Corporate Sustainability Manager, Warburtons Limited Community & CR Manager at Warburtons Ltdhttp://www.warburtons.co.uk/

      Speaker Bio: As the corporate sustainability lead for Warburtons, Michael has responsibility for all aspects of the businesses sustainability programmes which focus on Carbon Management, Waste Management, Sustainable Supply, Health & Wellbeing and Community Investment. Originally training and qualifying as a Corporate lawyer, Michael has extensive experience of working at board level with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders across private, public and third sectors. Michael sits on a number of national steering groups including the Food & Drin...

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    • Duncan Williamson- Food Policy Manager, WWF UK

      Duncan Williamson- Food Policy Manager, WWF UK Food Policy Manager at WWF UKhttps://support.wwf.org.uk

      Speaker Bio: Duncan has working internationally in the field of sustainable systems for 20 years. For the last seven, he has been leading WWF UK’s food work while also leading the international WWF Network’s position on sustainable diets and coordinating its work on sustainable food security Duncan is the originator of WWF’s ongoing  Livewe...

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    • Steven Tompkins- Senior Consultant, ADAS UK Ltd

      Steven Tompkins- Senior Consultant, ADAS UK Ltd Senior Consultant at ADAS UK Ltdwww.adas.uk

      Speaker Bio: Steven leads a team of consultants at ADAS who work with clients such as PepsiCo, M&S and SABMiller to help build sustainable raw material supply chains, which reduce risks to the business and create competitive advantage. His experience includes engaging with agricultural producers to identify risks and opportunities, setting company strategy on key sustainability issues and advising on compliance issues. Alongside work for commercial clients Steven provides policy advice and support to government bodies such as EFSA, Europea...

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    • Liam Dowd- Managing Director, Ethical Corporation

      Liam Dowd- Managing Director, Ethical Corporation Managing Director at Ethical Corporationwww.ethicalcorp.com

      Speaker Bio: I currently lead Ethical Corporation’s strategy and marketing across all divisions (magazine, reports, conferences, marketing). I build strategy and implement systems to promote Ethical Corporation as the global go-to-place for business intelligence on responsible business. Ethical Corporation’s mission is to help businesses around the globe do the right thing by their customers and the world. We believe this is not only how to guarantee a future for all, but makes good business sense. ...

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    • Paul Buckley- Mes Consultant, Lighthouse Systems

      Paul Buckley- Mes Consultant, Lighthouse Systems MES Consultant at Lighthouse Systemswww.lighthousesystems.com/

      Speaker Bio: Paul has 30 years’ experience in Manufacturing, working for high quality Factory Automation and MES Suppliers. He has a detailed understanding of the Manufacturing Processes involved in Packaging, Canning (both 2 Piece and 3 Piece Cans) Food & Beverage, Glass, Battery Manufacturing and the Medical & Pharmaceutical industry. Having managed both the Commercial and MES Divisions in Wonderware UK for 5 years, he joined Lighthouse Systems, 7 years ago. Paul now has specific responsibiliti...

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    • Dr. John Lever- Senior Lecturer in Sustainability - Strategy, Marketing and Economics, University of Huddersfield

      Dr. John Lever- Senior Lecturer in Sustainability – Strategy, Marketing and Economics, University of Huddersfield Senior Lecturer in Sustainability - Strategy, Marketing and Economics at University of Huddersfieldwww.hud.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Over the last decade, John has worked in at UK universities in Bristol, Cardiff and latterly Huddersfield. His research and teaching in this period has focused on sustainable communities and many aspects of the global food system, including farm animal welfare, halal and kosher meat markets and local food systems. He is joint author of the recently published book from Routledge: Halal Matters: Islam, politics and markets in global perspective (2015).

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    • Emmanuel Audoin- Project Manager Food Sustainability Biofuels, Bureau Veritas

      Emmanuel Audoin- Project Manager Food Sustainability Biofuels, Bureau Veritas 

      Speaker Bio: Emmanuel Audoin, based in France, his job is to identify, benchmark and developp new food related certification or auditing/inspection services, to coordinate Bureau Veritas ressources and services on these new products (from sales to auditor’s qualification, and service delivery) Emmanuel has been working within  Bureau Veritas France Food Department since 2010 as project Manager for new Agro related services (Biofuel, Palm Oil, Pesticides, Pest Control,  Gluten Free...), Prior to working for BV, Emmanuel has wor...

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    • Clare Brass- Director SEED Foundation, Royal College of Art

      Clare Brass- Director SEED Foundation, Royal College of Art Director SEED Foundation, Royal College of Artwww.seedfoundation.org.uk

        Speaker Bio: Clare Brass, designer, helps drive the creation of positive social and environmental futures. She was Leader of Sustainability at Design Council before setting up SEED Foundation, exploring design-led entrepreneurship. She is a skilled business coach, helping young entrepreneurs turn their concepts for sustainable businesses into credible enterprise propositions. Clare set up and is now Head of SustainRCA, a cross-departmental research centre for sustainability at the Royal College ...

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    • Mark Varney- Director of Food, FareShare

      Mark Varney- Director of Food, FareShare Director of Food at FareSharewww.fareshare.org.uk

      Speaker Bio: Mark is Director of Food at FareShare and leads a team responsible for FareShare’s partnerships with companies in the UK food industry. FareShare is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food to more than 2 000 local charities across the UK. By ensuring good food is not wasted, FareShare turns an environmental problem into a solution, helping to feed over 100 000 vulnerable people every day.   He led the development and publication of the innov...

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    • Nick Pennell- Co Founder & Chairman, Lavery Pennell

      Nick Pennell- Co Founder & Chairman, Lavery Pennell Chairman and Co-founder of Lavery/Pennellwww.laverypennell.com

      Speaker Bio: Nick is Chairman and co-founder of Lavery/Pennell, a strategy, innovation and venturing firm developing profitable, sustainable solutions to today's business challenges and opportunities. We work with others (corporate clients, entrepreneurs or collaborators) to unlock more sustainable profits through improving existing business models or creating new ones. Contact us if you have a big, sustainable idea that is s...

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    • Mike Hanson- Head of Sustainable Business, Baxter Storey

      Mike Hanson- Head of Sustainable Business, Baxter Storey Director at The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association, Baxter Storeywww.baxterstorey.co.uk

      Speaker Bio:  Mike is the director at The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association.

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    • Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh- Professor, Nottingham Trent University

      Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh- Professor, Nottingham Trent University Professor at Nottingham Trent Universitywww.ntu.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Amin Al-Habaibeh is Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems at Nottingham Trent University. His research and teaching focuses on several multi-disciplinary topics in the broad area of product design and energy. Amin research interests include condition monitoring, sustainability, renewable energy, innovation, advanced manufacturing technologies, product design, mechatronics, condition-based maintenance, and artificial intelligence. Amin is curre...

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    • Peter Davison-  Owner, Bureau Veritas

      Peter Davison- Owner, Bureau Veritas Bureau Veritas UKwww.bureauveritas.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: B.Sc (Chem), FIFST Senior Management roles in Beverage & Dairy & Consultancy in; Europe, Africa & Asia 14 years experience within Bureau Veritas Standards: BRC (Food, Packaging & Storage & Distribution), ISO (9, 14, 22), FSSC 22000, OHSAS 18001, FAMI-QS, MSC, RSPO, GreenPalm, SMETA, MSC, FAMI-QS, NQMS, McDonalds SQMS & SWA, Nestle CARE. ...

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    • Jamie Stone- Doctoral Researcher at Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART), Loughborough University

      Jamie Stone- Doctoral Researcher at Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART), Loughborough University PhD Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Reuse/Recycling Technologies (SMART)www.centreforsmart.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Jamie is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies based at Loughborough University. His research explores key aspects of long term sustainability in food supply chains as well as resilience to unexpected disruptions. It forms part of a broader initiative, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Food Manufacturing, which aims to enhance the productivity of the UK food manufacturing and reduce vulnerability to external risk. He obtained his MSc in Food Security from the University of Warwi...

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    • Courtney Foster- Supply Chain Solutions Manager, BSI Professional Services EMEA

      Courtney Foster- Supply Chain Solutions Manager, BSI Professional Services EMEA Supply Chain Solutions Manager at BSI Professional Services EMEAwww.medicaldevices.bsigroup.com

      Speaker Bio: Courtney Foster is leads the Supply Chain Solutions division for the EMEA region for BSI. Courtney joined BSI soon after the acquisition of the division by BSI and has held multiple positions within in the Supply Chain Solutions division. Currently, Courtney leads all sales/marketing/operational delivery of the solutions across the EMEA region. Working through the relationships established with key accounts, Courtney advises BSI clients in developing a holistic and methodical supply chain risk management strategies, leading to an ...

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    • Ekaterina Yatskovskaya- Doctoral Researcher at Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), University of Cambridge

      Ekaterina Yatskovskaya- Doctoral Researcher at Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), University of Cambridge Doctoral Researcher at Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), University of Cambridgewww.cam.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Before joining the PhD programme at the Institute for Manufacturing (CU) Ekaterina was awarded with a Master’s in Research from the Cass Business School, City University London (UK). Her main field of research was Sustainability in Supply Chain. Previously Ekaterina had obtained her Master’s of Science in Economics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbGPU Russia). Her thesis was devoted to Operations Management. Ekaterina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from SPbGPU. Her fields of study were Accounting, Con...

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    • Natalia Sieti- PhD researcher in Sustainable Industrial Systems, Manchester University

      Natalia Sieti- PhD researcher in Sustainable Industrial Systems, Manchester University PhD researcher in Sustainable Industrial Systems at Manchester Universitywww.manchester.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Natalia holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of the Aegean, Greece and an MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering from University College London, UK. Prior to joining the Sustainable Industrial Systems Group, Natalia worked for three years in marketing, fundraising and in environmental resource assessment. Her research interests include industrial ecology, eco-efficiency, sustainable business models, CSR and sustainability performance.

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    • Christine Lloyd- Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Centre for Low Carbon Research, Birmingham City University

      Christine Lloyd- Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Centre for Low Carbon Research, Birmingham City University Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Centre for Resilient Environments at Birmingham City Universitywww.bcu.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Centre for Resilient Environments at Birmingham City University.  Christine has worked in a number of HE Institutions on a range of research projects in construction, engineering, aquaculture, business and economics, which involved research and consultancy leading to publication of articles on innovation models and regional innovation policies, supply change management and logistics. Her current research interests involve investigating bioenergy supply chain integrati...

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    • Shirley Duncalf-  Head of Sustainability, Bidvest Foodservice

      Shirley Duncalf- Head of Sustainability, Bidvest Foodservice 

      Speaker Bio: I am responsible for driving the sustainability agenda at Bidvest Foodservice. I joined in 1995 and eventually became Head of Sustainability in 2012 and have been responsible for a number of company  milestones, including ISO 14001 certification for  all locations in 2003 – a first for the industry-sector and the development of our sustainability reporting process.

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    • Clare Hadway- Supply Chain Development Coordinator, Soil Association

      Clare Hadway- Supply Chain Development Coordinator, Soil Association Supply Chain Development Coordinator at Soil Associationwww.soilassociation.org

      Speaker Bio: Clare Hadway’s background is in food manufacturing with experience in technical and product development roles at Samworth Brothers and Moy Park. Her work at the Soil Association focuses on helping caterers improve their food sourcing practises and producing food that is better for health, animal welfare and sustainability. Within her current role she concentrates on supply chain development and manages a supplier membership scheme. Via the scheme she provides technical and marketing support to over 150 food producers, manufacturer...

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    • Erika Wilson- Joint Managing Director, Wilson Power Solutions

      Erika Wilson- Joint Managing Director, Wilson Power Solutions Joint Managing Director of Leeds based transformer manufacturer at Wilson Power Solutionswww.wilsonpowersolutions.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Erika Wilson is joint Managing Director of Leeds based transformer manufacturer Wilson Power Solutions. With a wealth of experience in both power engineering and business development, Erika is a regular speaker at leading industry events including CWIEME, Sustainability Live and the Energy Event. Having joined the family company straight after school in July 1997, Erika started her career on the shop floor tasked with overhauling transformers and switchg...

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    • Joe Jones- Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIt Solutions Ltd

      Joe Jones- Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIt Solutions Ltd Principal Sustainability Consultant at SustainIT Solutions Ltdwww.sustainitsolutions.com

      Speaker Bio: Joe Jones is a sustainability expert at SustainIt, and has many years of experience talking about data driven systems and strategies to drive cultural change and engagement on CSR throughout the corporate world. SustainIt are a global sustainability, EHS and risk data consultancy based in Bristol and provide expert consultancy to companies like BUPA, HSBC, BAT and Pepsi. Presentation Title: Data accuracy and Timeliness Presentation Synopsis: Big data has reached the sustainability world. Large multi-national corpo...

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    • Giulia Danielis- Sustain IT Solutions Ltd

      Giulia Danielis- Sustain IT Solutions Ltd Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at SustainIT Solutions Ltdwww.sustainitsolutions.com

      Speaker Bio: After graduating in Law with a dissertation on Environmental Crimes and working with the Green Party during the 2015 general election, Giulia joined SustainIt in May 2015. The organisational skills developed during her legal studies and her passion for sustainability combine together giving her the ability to think outside the box when it comes to communicating sustainability and environmental issues. Aware about the importance to promote positive sustai...

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    • George Fowkes- Director, BasePower

      George Fowkes- Director, BasePower 

      Speaker Bio:  George Fowkes is a co-founder and director of BasePower, which deploys Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems into sectors with high-energy usage including food manufacturing, chilled logistics and data centres.  The BasePower team has over 20 years combined experience in local energy infrastructure. Installations deliver guaranteed energy cost savings, increased resilience of supply, improved environmental performance and can be supplied at zero capex, part-funded or on an asset ownership bas...

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    • Aarti Krishnan- PhD researcher, University of Manchester

      Aarti Krishnan- PhD researcher, University of Manchester PhD researcher, University of Manchesterwww.manchester.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: I am currently pursuing my PhD (2013-2016) at the University of Manchester. Prior to my PhD I was a research associate (2010-2013) at Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester on DFID funded project called ‘Capturing the Gains’  and the Sustainable Cocoa supply chain consortium, wherein I worked on building inclusive models to integrate smallholders and workers into mainstream supply networks, livelihood diversification strategies and food security, inclusive wealth measures, assets and also deconstructing imp...

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    • Matthew Incles- Senior Consultant, Promar International

      Matthew Incles- Senior Consultant, Promar International Senior Consultant at Promar Internationalwww.promar-international.com

      Speaker Bio: Matt is a Senior Consultant with Promar International, a leading environmental, agricultural and food consultancy business in the UK.

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    • Marin Anastasov- Sourcing Specialist, Pukka Herbs

      Marin Anastasov- Sourcing Specialist, Pukka Herbs Sourcing Specialist at Pukka Herbswww.pukkaherbs.com

      Speaker Bio: Marin is the Sourcing Manager for Pukka and leads the team that work closely with suppliers all over the world to help build sustainable raw material supply chains. He holds degree in Agriculture and MSc in Organic Farming and has spent his entire working career working in the organic food and farming sector. His role centres on engagement with agricultural producers and wild species collectors to maintain and improve where needed the sustainability of the supply chain, as well a...

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    • Arthur Stone- CEO, OEE Systems

      Arthur Stone- CEO, OEE Systems CEO at OEE Systemswww.oeesystems.com

      Speaker Bio: OEEsystems International are OEE Experts and Innovators and specialise in the delivery of our OEE Software & Expertise to progressive, high volume, global manufacturing companies such as Muller Wiseman Dairies, Finsbury Foods, Highland Spring, Norbev, Aurivo, C & C Group, GE Healthcare, Allergan and CooperVision. Arthur Stone, CEO, OEEsystems International has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Engineering, Operations and Technology Management Roles with international manufacturing companies world-wide and has an Engineer...

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    • Maureen Lancaster- Senior Lecturer, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln

      Maureen Lancaster- Senior Lecturer, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln Senior Lecturer at National Centre of Food Manufacture, University of Lincolnwww.lincoln.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Maureen Lancaster is Senior Lecturer in Food Technology at the University of Lincoln, National Centre of Food Manufacture (NCFM, Holbeach). She graduated in 1988 from The Queen’s College Glasgow with a Batchelor of Arts in Home Economics. Her key expertise is in new product development having worked for several top food brands and she has extensive experience of presenting new concepts to the major multiple retailer...

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    • Toby Sedgwick- Business Development Manager, Veolia Water Technologies

      Toby Sedgwick- Business Development Manager, Veolia Water Technologies Business Development Manager at Veolia Water Technologies UKwww.veolia.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Toby has over 15 years experience with the water engineering and construction sector. From a chemical engineering background Toby specialises in helping clients within the Food & Beverage sector to find technical cost-effective solutions that also solves commercial and environmental challenges.  Toby works together with clients to tailor the offering, depending on the project, from the installation of individual engineered solutions or packaged plants, to complex design and build projects utilising Veolia proprietary technolog...

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    • Emmanuel Ibhanesebhor- Director, Eibhor Pharma Consultants Ltd

      Emmanuel Ibhanesebhor- Director, Eibhor Pharma Consultants Ltd Director at Eibhor Pharma Consultants Ltdwww.eibhor.com

      Speaker Bio: Emmanuel Ibhanesebhor is the Managing director of Eibhor Pharma Consultants Ltd, he holds two Master of Science degrees, one in Analytical Chemistry and the other in Pharmaceutical Validation technology. His started his career as an analyst in quality control laboratory, and has developed his skill set over the years in quality control, quality assurance and validation technologies.  In this context he has developed significant expertise in the development of new methodologies and solutions in product quality and assurance, as wel...

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    • Dr Gemma Cranston- Senior Programme Manager in the Natural Capital Leaders Platform, University of Cambridge

      Dr Gemma Cranston- Senior Programme Manager in the Natural Capital Leaders Platform, University of Cambridge Senior Programme Manager in the National Leaders Platform at University of Cambridgewww.cisl.cam.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Dr Gemma Cranston is a Senior Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Gemma works within the Natural Capital Leaders Platform, which brings together influential companies with a global reach to work on addressing the impacts of natural capital loss and degradation on business, their customers and wider society.  She is leading projects focusing upon cotton and natural capital, the nexus of food, water, energy and the environment and is involved with the Natural Capital Coali...

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    • Caroline Drummond- Chief Executive, LEAF

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      Caroline Drummond- Chief Executive, LEAF Chief Executive of LEAFwww.leafuk.org

      Speaker Bio: Caroline Drummond is the Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and has been running the farming and environmental charity since it started in 1991. She graduated in Agriculture and has broad practical agricultural experience gained from both the UK and overseas. Her work at LEAF focuses on encouraging more sustainable farming practices and building a better public trust and understanding of farming, food and the environment – values that she is personally extremely passiona...

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    • Adrian Rhodes- Technical Director, Byworth Boilers

      Adrian Rhodes- Technical Director, Byworth Boilers Technical Director at Byworth Boilerswww.byworth.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Adrian has been in the oil and gas industry for almost 20 years and is Vice Chairman of the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA).  

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    • George Richards- Business & Innovations Manager, JRP Solutions

      George Richards- Business & Innovations Manager, JRP Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: George Richards is a seasoned energy professional with over 30 years’ experience in energy and facilities management environments gained working with a diverse portfolio of clients and sites throughout the UK and Ireland.  Having completed an HVAC apprenticeship and worked in various HVAC roles before moving into energy project and contract management with organisations such BP, Pera and Dalkia, George has a practical insight into the fundamental issues faced by today’s energy –conscious organisations.  George joined the energy specialists JRP Solutions in 2012...

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    • Andy Green- Sustainability Sales Manager, Exova BM TRADA

      Andy Green- Sustainability Sales Manager, Exova BM TRADA Sustainability Sales Manager at BM TRADAhttp://www.bmtrada.com/en-gb

      Speaker Bio: Andy Green is BM TRADA’s Sustainability Sales Manager and works extensively with clients on sustainability projects. Predominately Andy focuses on the food, home and personal care industries and has been instrumental in supporting the uptake of certified sustainable palm oil. Andy was central to the development of BM TRADA’s Responsibly Sourced Scheme for Soy, Cocoa and Sugar and is passionate about finding an effective route to demonstrate sustainability on a range of products, whilst limiting the increase in auditing requirement...

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    • Steve Goodwin- Managing Director, Aquabio Limited

      Steve Goodwin- Managing Director, Aquabio Limited Managing Director of Aquabiowww.aquabio.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Over 20 years experience in the field of industrial wastewater treatment and reuse, specialising in the food and drinks industries. Since 1998 as a Director of Aquabio Limited, focus has been on designing and developing turnkey wastewater recycling & reuse systems for the food and drinks sector: Member of the Institute of Water & Environmental Management; Member of the Institute of Directors; Member of the Institute of Management.  

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    • Dr Lydia Smith- Head of Innovation Farm, NIAB

      Dr Lydia Smith- Head of Innovation Farm, NIAB Head of NIAB Innovation Farmwww.niab.com

      Speaker Bio: Dr Lydia Smith is a plant ecologist; her experience spans academic and commercial research in the agricultural crop sector. From 1997 she led on improving Novel and Non Food Crops; diversification and improvement, building a portfolio of projects. In 2009 she initiated and leads the unique NIAB Innovation Farm facility. It is showcasing and networking innovations in food and crop genetic improvement; interacting with the UK’s major research players in agriculture/horticulture through to retail, driving utilisation and understandin...

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    • Marta Salva- QC Supervisor, Abel & Cole

      Marta Salva- QC Supervisor, Abel & Cole QC Supervisor at Abel & Colewww.abelandcole.co.uk

      Speaker Bio: Marta Salvà Cifuentes is a graduate of Food Science, with MSc from London Metropolitan University and BSc from Universitat Autonoma Barcelona. Her recently completed Master’s dissertation researched opportunities to measure and benchmark environmental performance of fresh produce suppliers. Drawing additionally on recent collaborations with Sustain and Food Service Forum, and building on her background of professional practice in quality assurance, she is now exploring channels for sustainability and environmental factors to be be...

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    • Simon Heath- UK Sales Lead, S4RB

      Simon Heath- UK Sales Lead, S4RB UK Sales Lead at S4RBwww.s4rb.com

      Speaker Bio:  Simon held senior positions within the international snacks food group Mars, running the Mars Drinks plant which produces 2 million drinks per day and managing Sales and Service for the Midlands. Latterly he joined retail brand and supplier engagement specialists, S4RB, helping retailers improve supplier-related processes across quality, compliance and sustainability via the use of advanced engagement technology.

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    • Sarah Tulej- Food and sustainable business advisor, Forum for the Future

      Sarah Tulej- Food and sustainable business advisor, Forum for the Future Food and sustainable business advisor at Forum for the Futurehttps://www.forumforthefuture.org/

      Speaker Bio: Sarah Tulej is a senior advisor at sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future. Forum for the Future works internationally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. Sarah works in Forum’s food and sustainable business teams and specialises in providing strategic sustainability advice to individual businesses, managing Forum’s relationships with leading partners including PepsiCo, Diageo and Marks & Spencer. Sarah uses futures and systems thinking to help organisations plan for and respond to long ter...

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    • Marco Cinelli-PhD Researcher, Warwick Manufacturing Group

      Marco Cinelli-PhD Researcher, Warwick Manufacturing Group PhD Researcher at Warwick Manufacturing Groupwww2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg

      Speaker Bio: Marco Cinelli is a final year PhD researcher from WMG Department, University of Warwick (UK), with expertise in sustainability assessment, sustainable development and decision support, having studied and worked in these areas since 2005. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences from Padua University (Italy) in 2008 and his International Master in Environmental Sciences with a major in Sustainable Development from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (Italy) and Hiroshima Universi...

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    • Lloyd Fernando- Group Director, Expo Industries UK Ltd

      Lloyd Fernando- Group Director, Expo Industries UK Ltd Group Director at Expo Industries UK Ltdwww.expo.uk.com

      Speaker Bio: PhD Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Institute For Manufacturing. Group Director Expo Industries UK ltd (Ripley, Derbyshire, UK) Expo Brand Packs (Eco-factory, creative packaging & print solutions-Sri Lanka) Lloyd Fernando is an entrepreneur with expertise in managing a glob...

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    • Dr. Elena Piletska- Lecturer in Bioanalytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester

      Dr. Elena Piletska- Lecturer in Bioanalytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester Lecturer in Bioanalytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University of Leicesterwww2.le.ac.uk

      Speaker Bio: Elena Piletska has graduated with a degree in Microbiology from Moscow State University in 1985. She gained her PhD in 1989 from the Bach’s Institute of Biochemistry, Moscow, followed by several years of post-doctoral research in biochemistry of chloroplasts and polymer chemistry. In 1999 she began working as a Senior Research Fellow in Analytical Chemistry at Cranfield University, before moving to the University of Leicester in 2013 where she now works as a Lecturer in Bioanalytical Chemistry...

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    • Peter Skelton- Business Relationship Manager, Wrap

      Peter Skelton- Business Relationship Manager, Wrap 

      Speaker Bio: Peter leads a team responsible for WRAP’s partnerships in the grocery and hospitality & food service sectors. As part of the pioneering Courtauld Commitment, he has worked for almost 10 years with leading retailers and brands to successfully deliver and embed resource efficiency in businesses and helping reduce consumer food waste through LoveFoodHateWaste. Here how the next phase of the Courtauld Commitment will take the challenge a step further...

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    • Will Schreiber- Partner, 3Keel

      Will Schreiber- Partner, 3Keel Partner at 3Keelwww.3keel.com

        Speaker Bio: Will is a pragmatic thinker skilled in making sense of complex issues to deliver practical evidence-based advice on a range of sustainability matters. His interests lie in supply chain resilience, in both food and non-food sectors, building stronger relationships and resource security strategies to lead to better business performance. Most of Will’s career has been spent finding solutions to environmental constraints, whether p...

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    • Mark Pettigrew- Agricultural Sustainability Manager, PepsiCo

      Mark Pettigrew- Agricultural Sustainability Manager, PepsiCo 

      Speaker Bio: Mark Pettigrew is the European Agricultural Sustainability Manager for PepsiCo.   He led the development and implementation of PepsiCo’s ’50 in 5’ project, an industry-leading collaboration with British potato farmers which successfully reduced the carbon emissions and water usage for potato growing in water stressed areas by 50% over a five year period. He is now working on extending PepsiCo’s sustainable agriculture initiatives throughout Europe and with the company’s potato, apples and oats growers.   Prior to this, Mark held a variety ...

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    • Tom Cumberlege- Senior Consultant, Carbon Trust

      Tom Cumberlege- Senior Consultant, Carbon Trust 

      Speaker Bio: Tom is an experienced consultant helping businesses to tackle diverse sustainability issues across a range of sectors such as agriculture, FMCG, financial services and luxury goods. His advice enables clients to realise low carbon investment opportunities across their value chains, conduct product footprinting projects and supply chain engagement and financing solutions. He has also developed guidance for the GHG Protocol’s Scope 3 Standard on behalf of the World Resources Institute.  ...

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    • Gerard Cleary- Chief Finacial Officer, Glenisk

      Gerard Cleary- Chief Finacial Officer, Glenisk 

      Speaker Bio: A native of Killeigh, Co Offaly, Ger Cleary is a Director of Glenisk, Ireland’s largest yogurt maker. Ger has worked full time with the family business for the past 20 years. Ger is a former finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme; in 2007 & 2014, he was selected as one of eight finalists in the Industry category, in recognition of his contribution to the growth of Glenisk. He speaks frequently at events in Ireland and overseas, sharing the story of Glenisk’s success and h...

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    • Richard Saunders - Business Development Manager, Probe-RTS - UK

      Richard Saunders – Business Development Manager, Probe-RTS – UK 

      Speaker Bio:  Probe was established in 2005 and have been in business now for over a decade. Probe are a process, production and quality engineering development service provider who, through interim engineer resource provision, can offer multi sector experience on a short or medium term basis to help our clients through busy and under-resourced periods and through our Operational Excellence implementation work with manufacturing businesses to develop and mentor personnel, both skilled and un-skilled to get the best from their process...

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    • Dr Parminder Singh Kang - Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester

      Dr Parminder Singh Kang – Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester 

      Speaker Bio:  Dr Parminder Singh Kang is working as a Research Fellow at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK. His main responsibilities are providing the academic lead and day to day management of externally funded research projects. Dr Kang received B-Tech degree (Computer Science and Engineering) in 2006 form Punjab Technical University, India. He received M.Sc. degree (IT) in 2008 and completed his PhD (Improving Manufacturing Systems Using Integrated Discrete Event Simulation and Evolutionary Algorithms) in Manufacturing Sci...

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    • Daniel Shanley - Sustainability Consultant at Green Energy Consulting

      Daniel Shanley – Sustainability Consultant at Green Energy Consulting 

      Speaker Bio:  Daniel Shanley currently works at Green Energy Consulting as a Sustainability consultant. He has become an integral part of the Sustainability team at the company, taking a leading role in a number of projects for high profile clients. He has a MSc from Lancaster University in Energy and the Environment, achieving the highest rank of distinction.

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    • Nick Keegan - Energy Analyst - Business Development Lead, EEVS

      Nick Keegan – Energy Analyst – Business Development Lead, EEVS 

      Speaker Bio:  Nick has brought over 9 years technical and commercial experience in photovoltaics and energy efficiency technology into his role at performance measurement & verification experts EEVS. He is also active in high level industry discussion through EEVS / Bloomerg Energy Efficiency Trends research and acting as Vice Chair of the Energy Performance Contracting Group at ESTA.

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    • Dr Ali Sheikh - Energy Solutions Specialist, Siemens

      Dr Ali Sheikh – Energy Solutions Specialist, Siemens 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Ali Sheikh has rich professional experience in the following areas: - Carbon Reduction / Energy Strategy - Energy Performance Contracting - Conception-to-grave Technical / Economic modelling of energy saving / carbon reduction projects - Implementation of energy saving / carbon reduction projects - Increasing Energy Awareness of workforce - Scoping and Investment Grade / Due Diligence Energy Audits - Monitoring & Verification of Energy / Carbon Reduction Projects - CRC / ESOS Auditing and Reporting - Energ...

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