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November 2020 saw the UK Government bring forward the step towards net-zero, marking the end of sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, with all new cars and vans to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe from 2035.

We understand that Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) have a significant role to play in cleaning up the air. Alongside the UK government strategy, there is some hard work to be done by every organisation that operates a fleet of any kind, be it large or small, and for this reason we are here to help with GF CYMRU.

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With the support of our top-flight Partners, Welsh Government, Transport for Wales and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, this event highlights current, new and updated regulations and policies to help make the move to zero-emission vehicles smooth, cost-effective and simple. At the same time, solutions providers will drill down into the purchasing decisions suitable for you, your fleets, your infrastructure and your project goals.

LIVE STREAM Q&A’s will have your questions answered and place you (virtually) face-to-face with some of the most influential people in the net-zero arena. At the same time, our events feature Live Polls, meaning YOU have the chance to help shape the future of the UK fleet sector, moving forwards. You also get to interact with your colleagues and peers, using our Interactive Chat function too.

And it’s not just about the vehicles. The right charging and infrastructure, a feasible financial plan and having staff trained up to the latest standards will all be covered, leaving you secure in the knowledge that you are not alone!

So, if you are responsible for FLEET/TRANSPORT, FACILITIES/BUILDING, FINANCE and TRAINING REGISTER NOW for GF CYMRU and get involved in the conversation.

09.15 Waiting Room Open
09.30 Welcome & Event Overview
Kate Armitage, GREENFLEET Ambassador

Session 1: Policy & Implementation

09.35 The Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy – 2022 & Beyond
David Fisher, Commercial Solutions Manager, Welsh Government
09.45 Infrastructure Delivery – 2022 & Beyond
Steve Ward, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Transport for Wales
09.55 Q&A with David Fisher and Steve Ward

Session 2: Purchasing & Vehicles

10.10 Choosing the right vehicle for your business
Sukky Choongh, Environmental Manager – Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, SMMT
10.15 Swansea Focus: Fleet & Infrastructure plans
Mark Barrow, Fleet Manager at City & County of Swansea
10.25 How EV ready is your fleet?
Arron Desantos, LeasePlan
  Poll - How EV ready is your fleet?
10.35 Carmarthenshire Focus: NEW Electric Vehicle Charging Hub
Thomas Evans, Transport Planner - Strategy and Infrastructure, Carmarthenshire County Council
10.45 Q&A with Mark Barrow, Arron Desantos and Thomas Evans
11.10 Closing Remarks
Kate Armitage, GREENFLEET
11.15 Event Close

Event timings and speakers are subject to change

Kate Armitage

Kate specialises in Electric Vehicles, Recharging Infrastructure and Energy Retailing and was the first recipient of the GREENFLEET EV Champion Award in 2014. Kate has been involved in a range of ground-breaking projects including the design and technical specification of the recharging infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Electric Vehicle Fleet.  She has worked closely with OEMs, Infrastructure providers and Energy Companies across Europe.

Thomas Evans

Transport Planner (Strategy & Infrastructure), Carmarthenshire County Council
Thomas has worked in the transport industry for the last 15 years covering a large knowledge base in areas including passenger transport and active travel.  His passion and knowledge for Electric Vehicles stemmed from time spent with Gloucestershire County Council before moving to Carmarthenshire County Council where he has been the officer responsible for facilitating and encouraging EV infrastructure growth since 2016.  

Mark Barrow

Fleet Manager, Swansea Council
With over 37 years’ experience working in local government fleet, Mark is the Fleet Manager at Swansea Council, responsible for a diverse fleet of some 850 vehicles, and an in-house maintenance and fleet administration team of 30 staff.


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.

Steve Ward

Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Transport for Wales
Steve is currently assisting the Welsh Government in achieving its ambition for a zero emission bus and taxi fleet across Wales. He is responsible for projects and plans to introduce electric vehicle charge points on Wales' strategic road network, rail stations and the wider public sector.

David Fisher

Senior Manager Business Solutions, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources, Welsh Government
David joined the Welsh Government in January 2020 and has recently been seconded to the team dealing with transport decarbonisation.

Arron Desantos

Arron has over 8 years in the leasing and rental sector. Joining LeasePlan in 2018, Arron is a key member of the Account team where he is responsible for a portfolio of corporate and international accounts, with a key focus on sustainability. Away from work, Arron is a busy family man away from work with two children under the age of two.

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates


LeasePlan has more than 1.9 million vehicles under management in over 30 countries. With more than 50 years’ experience, our mission is to provide our customers with what’s next in mobility - from business and personal contract hire to flexible rental solutions.

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