Gordon McGregor is Managing Director of Edinburgh based technology business Spot Sensor Technologies Ltd. Gordon has more than two decades of experience working in the energy and utility sector. Most recently he served as Environment and Innovation Director at ScottishPower plc (part of the international energy group IBERDROLA) where he led the company's efforts on environmental management, regulation and R&D for the group, overall.
Clive Mitchell has worked for Scottish Natural Heritage for around 15 years in a variety of roles, currently Strategy Development. He has worked in a range of policy areas including climate change, place-making, sustainable development, energy and futures. In 2005-06 he led the UK Sustainable Development Commission’s work on climate change, energy, transport and buildings.
Dr Helen Zeally was Director of Public Health for NHS Lothian until her retiral in 2000. Since then she has been committed to environmental issues, particularly climate change - initially as Chair of Friends of the Earth Scotland and then President of Scottish Environment LINK.
Winnie De'ath is currently Director of Brand Communications for WWF International, having previously been Director of Communications for WWF-UK where she was responsible for brand, media, business, political and community relations as well as WWF's advocacy campaigning strategy
Sarah Boyack has extensive experience of leadership in climate, planning and land use change, sustainable development and energy policy development. She has unique, transferrable knowledge of local government, higher education and governance. She was an award-winning Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), acknowledged for delivering transformative change in environmental policy.
Aileen McLeod has extensive experience and expertise in public policy making across a wide range of devolved and EU policy areas, particularly climate change, environment, wellbeing, sustainable development, research and innovation. She has worked with a large variety of sectors, stakeholders, different levels of government, EU institutions and other international organisations. Aileen is a former Member of the Scottish Parliament and a former Scottish Government Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.
Lucia Kirchner has worked in Corporate Social Responsibility, until recently at The Body Shop and currently at Primark. She was a delegate at the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2017, representing SDG 12 and SDG 5, and subsequently founded UN Girl Up London. As a member of The Body Shop Sustainability Committee, Lucia advised on digital projects and new partnerships.
David Walker is an investment manager with a particular interest and background in climate finance. His career of 30 years spans both the public and private sectors. Most recently he was Director, Private Equity at BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) based in Edinburgh. Previously he worked in the Climate Change and Environment division of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg where he was head of investment funds.
Ed Craig is a leading figure in Scotland on carbon innovation and international knowledge exchange involving the knowledge triangle between academics, enterprise and the public sector. He leads the innovation activity of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), an international low carbon innovation centre based at the University of Edinburgh with hubs in Edinburgh and Hong Kong: it supports innovative ideas, start-up enterprises and brings together business, cities and local regions to develop and scale climate and clean energy solutions.