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Kate Armitage - Host & GREENFLEET Ambassador

Kate specialises in Electric Vehicles, Recharging Infrastructure and Energy Retailing and was the first recipient of the GREENFLEET EV Champion Award in 2014.

John Seddon

Head of Transport and Innovation, Coventry City Council
Prior to joining Coventry two years ago, John has worked for several local authorities within Scotland and England in roles covering all transport and highways disciplines.  His current role covers all aspects of transport policy and strategy, including transport innovation and technology.  

Kim Harrison

Category Lead - Fleet at Crown Commercial Service
Kim has worked in public sector commercial roles for over 11-years, including in further education, health and government. Kim has specialised in Fleet for the past 6 years, within CCS

Graeme Cooper

Project Director, National Grid
Graeme leads National Grid’s work on the decarbonisation of transport. His work helps the Government, the energy and automotive industry’s transition towards zero-emission vehicles.

Neil Fulton

Chief Operating Officer, Connect Places Catapult
Neil is Chief Operating Officer at the Connected Places Catapult - leading teams of engineers, data scientists, economists, transport modellers and SME developers. Their focus is on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness.

Alexander Lewis-Jones

Senior Analyst & Service Manager - Electric Vehicles, Delta-EE
Alexander joined Delta Energy & Environment in 2018 to help develop a research service dedicated to the interface between electric vehicles and the energy sector. Alexander is an electric vehicles specialist who has been researching the decarbonisation of transport for over five years. Before joining, Alexander worked at the UK’s Energy Saving Trust delivering a number of projects to support electric vehicle adoption.

David Philipson

Transport Strategy Specialist for Low Emission Vehicles, Cenex 
As a qualified mechanical engineer (MEng), David currently works as a technical specialist at Cenex in low and zero emission transport.  His role provides technical skills and project management within the Cenex Transport Team and together delivers projects related to Electric, Hydrogen and Biofuel vehicle strategy for both local authorities and private industry. 

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.

Kevin Vincent

Director, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Automotive Research, Institute for Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University
​​​​​​​With a background in engineering simulation and optimisation, Kevin’s particular passion is sustainable and low carbon transport and transportation systems with the objective of promoting research and impact in new environmentally sustainable forms of mobility. 

Caroline Watson

Programme Director for Transportation and Urban Planning, C40 Cities
Previously, Caroline worked at environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan where, as a Partner, she led their Air Quality Portfolio. Working with local authorities, cities, and the NHS, Caroline designed and delivered programmes to protect health and reduce dangerous air pollution.

David Leipziger

Innovation Lead for Cities & Mobility, Innovate UK
​​​​​​​David’s role at Innovate UK is to design and direct resources to UK-based commercial innovations that promote world-class urban mobility.

Dan Bentham

UK Managing Director, ubitricity
Dan Bentham MEng CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, has worked in the low carbon energy sector for over 15 years and currently the leads the UK business at ubitricity. He started his career in the research and development of low carbon technology later joining EDF Energy to lead low carbon product development, service delivery and research, covering topics such as Smart Cities, Future Energy Markets, Decentralised Energy and Electric Mobility

Miles Garner

Sales & Marketing Director at RDM Group, Aurrigo
Miles Garner has 30 years’ experience within the automotive, telematics and consumer electronics industry. He previously worked for Philips, Sony UK / Europe, RDM / Autotxt, Cobra and then re-joined RDM in 2013.

Lucy Allberry

Regional Business Sales Manager for West & Wales, Kia Motors 
Lucy Allberry has had over 20 years in the vehicle manufacturing industry, working for a variety of car manufacturers. She has experience in all routes to market, but her main focus has always been core fleet. 

Jacob Roberts

Strategy Specialist, Cenex
​​​​​​​Jacob is Infrastructure Strategy Specialist at Cenex, the independent and impartial non-profit low carbon transport consultancy. Working with public and private sector organisations, Jacob provides straightforward strategic advice on the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

Shayne Rees

Head of Sales & Marketing, ubitricity
Shayne Rees has worked in sales and marketing roles focused mainly on business customers in the energy sector for the last 20 years. 

Steve Pensom

Commercial Vehicle Operational Account Manager, LeasePlan
With a background in different sides of the fleet industry, Stephen helps to mould and shape the LeasePlan CV fleets of the future by sharing his knowledge and experience. 

Mike Haran

Fleet Account Manager, Maxus UK
Mike has worked in the automotive business for the last 27 years, 26 of them in Ford Dealers. He worked briefly in aftersales followed by a long career in car and predominantly commercial vehicle sales.

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.

Oliver Thomas

Transport Innovation Officer, City of Wolverhampton Council
After joining Wolverhampton Council as a graduate, and driven by his ambition for sustainability and environmentalism, Oliver now carries out a strategic role across the Black Country and in collaboration with Transport for West Midlands.

Steve Arnold

Head of Clean Air Zone, Birmingham City Council
In his role Stephen is leading the overall mobilisation and delivery of Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) programme. 

Ed Nelson

Head of Local Delivery, OLEV
Edward currently heads up a team in the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) that works with cities and local areas to support the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Tammy Carter

Head of Fleet, Crown Commercial Service
Charged with leading the fleet team within CCS, Tammy has worked in the public sector for more than five years. Prior to this, she has over 20 years of fleet experience in the private sector where she was responsible for the procurement and management of a fleet of circa 1,500 vehicles.

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.

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