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Dr Darren Handley

Head of Infrastructure Grants, OZEV, Department for Transport
Dr Darren Handley has been with the UK Department for Transport for more than 10 years. He currently runs the infrastructure grants team in the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles which provides grants for homes and workplaces to get electric vehicle charge-points. He started in the Department working in transport security.

Sukky Choongh

Environmental Manager – Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).
Sukky Choongh graduated from Kings College London in 2010 with an MSc in Environmental Health. She joined SMMT in July 2017 as Environmental Manager for Air Quality and Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles.

Kim Harrison

Senior Category Lead, Fleet, Crown Commercial Service
Kim has worked in public sector commercial roles for more than 12 years, including in further education, health and government. Kim has specialised in Fleet for the past 8 years, with CCS and as part of the wider Government Commercial Organisation. 

Dr Russell Fowler

Senior Project Manager, National Grid
Russell is the Senior Project Manager looking at National Grid’s role in transport decarbonisation – from rapid charging of EVs to synthetic fuels for aviation. 

Maggie Bosanquet

Low Carbon Economic Development Manager, Durham County Council
Maggie Bosanquet is the Low Carbon Economic Development Manager for Durham County Council, responsible for a team of 20 officers delivering renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across the Council’s land and buildings, and for developing and delivering the County-wide Climate Emergency Response.

Tracy Millmore

Electric Vehicle project officer, Durham County Council
Tracy Millmore is the Electric Vehicle project officer for Durham County Council. Tracy has worked within the local authority for 20 years on different areas providing council services. Since November 2019, she has been working on building the EV infrastructure around the Durham area and developing the inhouse depot infrastructure on the council’s fleet vehicles.

Simon King

Director of Sustainability, Social Value and Fleet, Mitie
Simon’s experience in procurement, sustainability, commercial and operations has him well placed for his current position at Mitie. Fully understanding the challenges fleet operators face making the switch to EVs, Simon specialises in Electric Transition and brings commercial understanding and strategic thinking.

Jon Hunt

Manager, Alternative Fuels, Toyota (GB) plc 
Jon Hunt has worked in the automotive industry for 30 years, and is currently the Manager for Alternative Fuels at Toyota where he has worked for over 26 years in a variety of sales and marketing roles in the UK and Europe for both the Toyota and Lexus Brands.

Jonathan Bower

Connected Kerb
Having started his sales career at Rank Xerox, Jonathan has worked in most sales roles from business development through to sales director at IT companies, telecoms, Sony PlayStation, IT disposal companies, IT consultancy & recruitment. 

Stewart Ballantyne

LeasePlan UK
Stewart joined LeasePlan UK in 2018 and has over 25 years of experience in Vehicle Leasing. During this time, he has worked in both New Business and Relationship Management roles across a diverse range of clients operating cars, vans and also specialist vehicle/HGV fleets within a varied range of industry sectors. Stewart manages the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland territories for LeasePlan covering both Corporate and Public Sector opportunities within LeasePlan’s New Business Sales team.

Beth Masters

Fleet Sales Manager – North England & Scotland, Volvo
Beth has worked in  a variety of  roles for the Automotive industry which include leasing and account management in both corporate and retail. She is responsible for Volvo’s relationships with the key FN50 and also Fleets of over 50 vehicles; ensuring that Volvo’s products are well positioned to optimise sales in the Fleet channel.

James Mackintosh

Public Sector Manager (Toyota & Lexus) - Toyota GB PLC
James joined Toyota in November 2018, to oversee the north of the UK, handling their public sector fleet and business customers. With extensive experience in the fleet industry under his belt, through his time with Nissan GB and JCT600, his knowledge has become integral in communicating Toyota’s Self Charging Hybrid Technology to SME’S and Public sector organisations across the north and Scotland.

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