Power to the People - seminar - speaker biographies

Power to the People

Sustainable energy solutions seminar - July 2002

Speaker biographies

Note: these biographies were correct as of July 2002, but have not been subsequently updated.

Sally Keeble MPSally Keeble MP is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development. Prior to her appointment to DFID, she was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. The MP for Northampton North since 1997, she was was a member of Southwark council from 1986 to 1994 and Leader of the Council from 1990 to 1993. Previously, she was a journalist on the Daily News in Durban and the Birmingham Post, before working in public relations for the Labour Party, the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) and the GMB union. Born in Berlin, she was educated at St Hugh's College, Oxford, has a degree from the University of South Africa, and is an Honorary Fellow at South Bank University. She is married with a daughter and son. >> Speech >>

Benedict Southworth, GreenpeaceBenedict Southworth is the Director of Greenpeace's global climate campaign. He is the former Campaigns Director for Greenpeace in Australia and the Pacific. A political scientists by training, he was a waste campaigner and local campaigns director for Friends of the Earth in the UK before moving to Australia. In Australia he worked as a management expert for the Community Legal Centre sector and helped set up Cool Communities, a partnership between environment groups and the Australian Greenhouse Office. >> Speech >>

Robert Kleiburg, Shell RenewablesRobert Kleiburg is Vice-President, Strategy and Planning, Shell Renewables. Robert joined Shell in 1989 and performed various roles in supply chain management in the Netherlands, Philippines and Aberdeen, co-ordinating Shell Expro's sustainable development efforts in 1997 and co-founding Wood RecyclAbility, before implementing Shell's climate change programme in 1999. He joined Shell Renewables in March 2001, where he is responsible for strategy and planning. Robert has an MBA from Henley Management College and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, has Dutch nationality, is married to Marjolein and has a son and a daugther. >> Presentation ~166K >>

Cowan Coventry, ITDG / Practical ActionCowan Coventry is the Chief Executive of ITDGPractical Action. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, and a graduate of the World Bank Executive Development Programme on 'Leadership and Change' at Harvard Business School, Cowan has a track record in senior management in the development sector, including Head of the Overseas Programme at the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR), Director of the Latin America/Caribbean Region at Oxfam and Manager of Oxfam's strategic review. He has also worked as an independent consultant, most recently for DFID in relation to Civil Society participation in poverty reduction strategies. >> Speech >>

Professor Tim JacksonProfessor Tim Jackson (chair) joined the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey in January 1995 on a five-year research fellowship funded jointly by the EPSRC and the Royal Academy of Engineering. His professional interests lie in the areas of preventive environmental management, sustainable energy systems and ecological economics. Professor Jackson leads the Ecological Economics and Ethics Research Group in CES, currently supervises four PhD students, and is the principal co-ordinator on four international research projects. He is married with a son and daughter.

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