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Speakers

We are delighted to bring you a line-up of experts that are presenting on the day. You will hear from senior people from the Event Hosts and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, on their nation Road to Zero Strategy, together with the Crown Commercial Service on the very latest developments in the Fleet, Electric Vehicle and Leasing Frameworks. In terms of the industry, and what it is doing to help combat Air Quality issues, we have the SMMT’s EV Group on-hand to help tell you what’s here and what’s coming.

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.

Rob Gould

Head of Programme Office in the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
Rob Gould is the Head of Programme Office in the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), responsible for running the governance of OLEV’s programme of work, briefing, Parliamentary correspondence and international engagement, amongst other responsibilities.

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.

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.

Joanne Kenny

Commercial Manager, Crown Commercial Service
Jo Kenny has worked in the public sector for over 30 years with over 20 years’ experience in procurement and supplier management. She joined CCS in October 2017 after spending 30 years in the Department for Work and Pensions, where she delivered high profile projects and managed suppliers delivering key Governmental programmes.

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.

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.

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. 

James Johnson

Project Lead, Local Energy North West Hub
James Johnson is the project lead for Local Energy North West Hub and works with LEPs and local authorities to respond to energy policy and the climate agenda.

Jason Smith

Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester
Jason Smith is Clean Air Delivery Officer within the Early Measures project team at Transport for Greater Manchester. The role of the Early Measures project is to encourage the uptake of Electric Vehicles in Manchester by investing in new infrastructure and encouraging behaviour change and ‘myth-busting’ through public and business initiatives. Jason also supports the GMEV tender process.

Kevin Hancock

Regional Business Sales Manager, Kia Motors UK
Kevin Hancock has been involved in the automotive fleet industry for the past 8 years and has recently joined Kia Motors (UK) as a Regional Business Sales Manager. He loves what Kia stands for – transparency, natural volume growth and the shift from a business system focussed on internal combustion engines toward one centered on electric vehicles and customised mobility solutions.

Jason Torrance

Policy Director, UK100
Jason has been with UK100 since April 2018, as Policy Director. He has previously worked at Greenpeace, Sustrans and Campaign for Better Transport, and has also been seconded into the Department for Transport to advise on walking and cycling and has co-chaired a stakeholder advisory group for Highways England.

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