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Roddy Yarr

Dr. Roddy Yarr

Interim Chair

Executive Lead, Sustainability
University of Strathclyde

Roddy is a sustainability expert who is responsible for the development and delivery of climate change and social responsibility initiatives that address the University’s response to net zero and sustainability issues across all of its operational assets in west central Scotland.

Roddy leads the Sustainable Strathclyde team which is delivering the University’s Climate Change and Social Responsibility Plan and net zero targets. Roddy successfully led the delivery of the £20M District Heating project at the main campus. He developed the design and funding programme that has enabled the delivery of the University’s first energy carbon neutral building in operation at the new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Roddy has also developed an innovative, bold and collaborative ‘Climate Neutral Districts’ vision deploying 100% renewable heat, power, active travel, adaptation and well being solutions across all University assets in the central belt of Scotland. The vision takes a partnership approach to enable ‘scale and speed’ of climate action in Glasgow and region, with people at the centre.

Roddy advises the Sustainable Glasgow Partnership and he is Interim Chair of Climate Ready Clyde. Roddy leads the Clyde Mission Net Zero Group that is seeking to decarbonise and adapt the Clyde Corridor. Roddy is a board member of the Clyde Climate Forest Programme Group and an external advisor and Board member of the West Dunbartonshire Energy Company which operates the award winning Queens Quay Heat Pump and Energy Centre. He is an external advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Sustainability Board and to the Glasgow Metro Project.

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Dr. Stewart Miller

Sustainable Environment Officer
University of Glasgow

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Dr Duncan Booker

Sustainable Glasgow Manager, Chief Resilience Officer and COP26 Stakeholder Manager
Glasgow City Council

Dr Duncan Booker is COP26 Stakeholder Manager for Glasgow City Council.  He has worked on policy development in local government for more than twenty years in a range of areas.  He drafted the Council’s report and recommendations on the climate emergency in 2019, which led to the city committing to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2030.   Duncan is currently working on arrangements for Glasgow to welcome the world to COP26 in November 2021.    He is a graduate of the universities of Oxford and Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council serves a population of more than 600,000 residents and delivers a wide range of statutory services, as well as exercising a broader leadership role in supporting community wellbeing and empowerment. Its City Government has made a series of key commitments to developing a lower carbon, sustainable and climate adapted Glasgow.  The Council had a strong role in helping to establish Climate Ready Clyde and continues to play its part in other major city-regional partnerships, such as City Deal, the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership, and the GCV Green Network. Glasgow is the only Scottish member of the Global Resilient Cities Network. The city is also a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt initiatives. Glasgow has been chosen by the UK Government to be host for the next United Nations climate conference, COP26, which will be held in the city from 1-12 November 2021.

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Sylvia Gray

Acting Sustainability Policy Team Leader
East Dunbartonshire Council

Sylvia has worked in sustainable development since 2001, mainly for East Dunbartonshire Council, where she is currently Acting Leader of the Sustainability Policy Team. In this role, Sylvia co-ordinates and supports sustainability at a strategic, organisation-wide level, working with a broad range of partners internally, locally, regionally and nationally.

Current policy priorities include the preparation of a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, bringing various services together to take stock of existing good practice and to stimulate a more joined-up, progressive approach.

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Martin Johnson

Sustainability Manager
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Martin’s current role as Sustainability Manager for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde covers all aspects of Scottish Climate Change Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is the Corporate Leader for the organisation, to deliver technical Environmental, Waste & Sustainability support to Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s estates, facilities, procurement, projects and corporate services operations across the largest health board in Scotland. In addition to these responsibilities, he also contributes to the development and implementation of Corporate policies and sustainability programs, and specifically circular economy and climate change adaptation initiatives.

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David Harley

Head of Water and Planning
SEPA

David Harley is SEPA’s Head of Water and Planning. This role is responsible for SEPA’s land use planning function, river basin management planning, water policy, land policy, water industry investment planning and river restoration funding. David has worked for SEPA and predecessor bodies since 1991 in a wide variety of roles including ecological assessment, regulation, water policy and water framework directive implementation. His priority is on focussing SEPA’s considerable water and planning expertise and talent towards securing a more circular economy, in line with SEPA’s One Planet Prosperity vision.

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Nicole Paterson

Head of Environmental Assets
North Lanarkshire Council

Nicole is a Local Government Chief Officer with extensive experience in public sector leadership and management across a number of Local Authorities and sectors.  She is currently Head of Environmental Assets within North Lanarkshire Council, Scotland's 4th largest Local Authority, providing strategic clarity and operational direction to the Council's Environmental Asset, as Head of Service directly supporting the strategic aims and ambitions of the Council  The role encompasses a critical portfolio of activities including environmental asset maintenance, environmental facility management and environmental design and engineering.  Nicole is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a graduate of Strathclyde University.

Nicole is skilled at partnership working to deliver strategic objectives and has served on the Board of both the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and the Seven Lochs Wetland Park,  and is currently a Director of Culture and Leisure North Lanarkshire.

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Lesley Hinshelwood

Sustainable Development Officer
South Lanarkshire Council

Lesley has 30 years’ experience in local government, mostly at South Lanarkshire Council, and has worked on policy and strategy development for more than 10 years.  Lesley’s current role of Development Officer at South Lanarkshire Council covers all aspects of policy and strategy development relating to sustainable development and climate change.  She has a corporate lead on the public sector climate change duties and contributing to the UN’s sustainable development goals at a local level. In addition, Lesley is a member of Sustainable Scotland Network’s (SSN) steering group.  Being part of the steering group has given Lesley the opportunity to engage at a national level and to help guide the development and delivery of the network.

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Phil Daws

Head of Environment (Strategic Services)
East Renfrewshire Council

Phil is the Head of Environment (Strategic Services) for East Renfrewshire Council, and has been with the Council for twenty years.  His key responsibilities include Housing and Homelessness, Public Buildings and Corporate Landlord, Corporate Health and Safety, Major Capital Projects, Economic Development and Regeneration, Change and Governance, and Climate Change.

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Bruce Kiloh

Head of Policy
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

Michael McGuinness

Economic Development Manager
West Dunbartonshire Council

Michael is an Economic Development and Regeneration professional with over 30 years’ experience across the public and private sector in supporting business growth and promotion of regeneration. An early career in engineering with a Manufacturing Systems Engineer degree followed by an MBA and a post graduate diploma in Local Economic Development. Engineering roles then led to roles in the public sector initially with Scottish Enterprise involved in engineering and electronic business support and wider technology cluster development. This was followed by five years managing a business innovation centre in Glasgow, which led to a role in the development and construction of business incubators south of the border. Back in Scotland led to a director in innovation management role, a short spell as a consultant with Scotrail, a borders textiles company and with Strathclyde University then followed. The last ten years have been back in the public sector with West Dunbartonshire Council leading our business support ambitions and significant regeneration projects across our communities and Town Centres together with management of the Energy and Compliance team and lead role in delivery and expansion of the District Heating facility which generates heat from the River Clyde in Clydebank.

Kerry Wallace

Kerry Wallace

Area Manager – Strathclyde & Ayrshire

NatureScot

Kerry Wallace is NatureScot’s Area Manager covering the Strathclyde & Ayrshire area.  This role is focused on the local delivery of national priorities for a nature-rich future.  Kerry has worked for NatureScot and predecessor bodies since 1999 in a variety of roles from monitoring and managing the condition of protected sites, advising on strategic plans and engaging with partners to develop projects and deliver actions.  Kerry’s priority for partnership working is to help address the climate and nature emergencies through actions, such as delivery of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, which provide multiple benefits for nature, climate and people.

Faye Tester

Environment Manager
SGN

Faye is the Environment Manager for SGN, covering Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whilst working for SGN in various roles, Faye has completed an Open University BSc in Environmental Management and Technology and is now working towards an MSc. Faye is keen to apply her skills to help improve SGN’s wider Sustainability, help them meet their Net Zero by 2045 goals and reduce their overall environmental impact. Being part of Climate Ready Clyde as a utilities and infrastructure sector brings a useful view point and allows us to support the wider development of Glasgow City Regions adaptation strategy. Through this work Faye is also raising the importance of climate change Adaptation within SGN to ensure they are fit for the future and to encourage others to do the same.

Andy Dick

Andy Dick

Get to Zero Manager
Renfrewshire Council

Andy joined East Renfrewshire Council in October 2021 as Get to Zero Manager. In this role, Andy will lead the plan for the Council and the community to achieve net zero and adapt to climate change. Prior to joining the Council Andy held several roles with Zero Waste Scotland, including managing the recycling programme with local government, writing the corporate plan and delivering support for national government policy initiates such as the Circular Economy Bill and the waste targets route map. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and Institute of Leadership and Management and lives in the south side of Glasgow with his young family.

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Alan Williamson

Inverclyde Council

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