Board of Directors

Zemo Partnership is steered by a Board of Directors which provides overall strategic direction, agrees a rolling work plan and initiates Partnership activities. The Board comprises a minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 directors drawn from across the principal stakeholder groups:

  • Automotive manufacturers

  • Automotive supplier

  • Consultant or technology provider or after service
  • Fuel or energy supplier
  • Transport operators and consumer organisation
  • Public sector (including trusts, agencies NDPBs and local government)
  • Environmental, academic and other organisations

Elected Board positions are for a three-year term and existing board members can stand for re-election at the end of their term. Elected directors require nomination from within their stakeholder group. The Board will also be able to co-opt individuals with specific skills and experience to serve one three-year term. The number of co-opted representatives in each stakeholder group will be decided by the Board. One position is reserved for the Chair of the Members Council.

The Board has re-selected Philip Sellwood as Chair for another year for the period 2021/22.

The funding Government Department (DfT) attends Board meetings as a contributing observer.

Philip Sellwood CBE

Philip Sellwood was CEO of the Energy Saving Trust from 2003-2020. During that time he undertook work for all UK Administrations and has represented the UK as part of the European Energy Network. He was awarded a CBE in the 2019 Queens Honours List for services to public policy.

Currently Philip is Chair of the Zemo Partnership, he advises several companies in the private sector alongside membership of several Government bodies in the academic research sector. In addition Philip is Chair of the board of the Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd and a longstanding NED on the Local Government Innovation and Improvement board.

Philip was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Zero Carbon Academy in July 2022.

Philip was also a founder Trustee of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation a global charity committed to promoting the development of the circular economy. Philip is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the British Institute of Management.

Andy Eastlake
Zemo Partnership (Chief Executive Officer)

Andy Eastlake was a founding member of the Zemo Partnership in 2003 and after serving both on the board and as chair of the members council for many years, was appointed as the Managing Director in April 2012. He was formerly Group Head of Commercial and Projects at Millbrook Proving Ground where he was responsible for all the laboratories and commercial activity and led the work on powertrain test and development programmes and alternative fuels, for a variety of global OEM customers. Andy built his career in vehicle engineering, focussing on developing new test methods specialising in powertrain development, fuel economy and emissions.

As Head of Laboratories Andy was responsible for all technical aspects of the Millbrook business and for government and European legislative relations, supporting a wide range of policy initiatives for the UK government. He joined Millbrook after a year’s training with Vauxhall Motors by whom he was sponsored to study for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Southampton University. Andy has supported many innovation activities in an advisory role including the creation of CENEX in 2005 and the APC in 2013. Andy is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has supported STEM development throughout his career.

Andy was appointed Zemo Partnership Chief Executive Officer in June 2021.

Angela Johnson
Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Angela is Head of Knowledge and Technology Strategy at Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC). Angela and her team help their high-profile global customers (including major automakers, fuel & energy players, government organisations, and tech start-ups) address technical, environmental, and business issues; many of their projects answer challenging questions about the future of mobility and vehicle technology.

Spanning technical and strategic roles, Angela’s 20-year career at Ricardo underpins a deep understanding of the major issues that surround Low Carbon Vehicles. Indeed, in 2016 and 2018 she was named in the “Top 100 most influential women in the UK automotive industry” by Autocar and SMMT.

Prior to joining Ricardo, Angela worked for Perkins and BOC Edwards. Academically, Angela is a graduate in mechanical engineering (University of Warwick). She also holds a graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Complementing her position at RSC, Angela is also a board member of the Green Growth Platform at Brighton University, part of Green Growth UK, an organisation focused on enabling sustainable growth with minimum environmental impact. 

Darran Messem

Darran Messem is a Director at Velocys - a sustainable fuels company focused on the production of high-quality low carbon transport fuel from municipal household waste. He has served on the Board of the Zemo Partnership since 2005, and was its Chair from 2014 to 2020. Darran is also a Non-Executive Director for BRE - the building science centre.

Darran joined Shell as a graduate recruit from Cambridge University, and when first elected to the Board of Zemo Partnership he was Shell’s Vice President for Fuel Development. Subsequently he joined the Carbon Trust as International Director and Managing Director Certification.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a member a Berkshire Triathlon Squad.

Claire Haigh
Greener Transport Solutions

Claire Haigh is Founder & CEO of Greener Transport Solutions, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the decarbonisation of transport. 

She also chairs the Delivery & Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (DfT/Defra); is a Director and Vice-Chair of the Zemo Partnership (formerly LowCVP); and is Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub. She was formerly the Chief Executive of the sustainable transport group Greener Journeys and has been a Board Member of Transport for Greater Manchester. 

Claire is also an artist motivated by a desire for positive change.  “If we want to change behaviours, we need to change the premise which led to them”. Her work on The Tabula Project aims to provide a new perspective on the mind.

Claire currently chairs Zemo Partnership’s Remuneration Committee.

Gerry Keaney

Gerry Keaney is Chief Executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), having joined the association in 2013.

In addition to his BVRLA role, Gerry sits on the UK Government’s Motorist’s Forum and is a member of the CBI’s Trade Association Council and Chairman of the Automotive Strategy Group of Leaseurope.

Gerry has spent most of his working life in the automotive industry, having started his career at Jaguar and Land Rover and subsequently spending 21 years at Volvo Cars. After spells in a variety of senior sales, operations and dealer roles, he was Chief Executive of Volvo Cars UK between 1996 and 2002. He then moved on to a number of international roles at the parent company, culminating with nine years as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service and member of the Management Board.

Grant Pearson
Ensus UK Ltd

Grant is the Commercial Director of Ensus, a UK bioethanol and animal feed producer. Grant joined Ensus shortly after the business formed and has responsibilities for all commercial aspect of the business. Prior to Ensus, Grant had extensive commercial and business management experience, managing businesses, based in the USA, Belgium, Hong Kong and the UK. These roles were predominately in the chemicals, electronics, automotive and service industries and included General Manager, Royal Mail, UK, President and CEO Acheson Industries, USA, General Manager and Corporate VP Emerson & Cumming, USA.

Grant has also been a Board / Policy Board member of a number of industry association including ePURE, NAPA and the REA where he currently also chairs the Road Transport Group.

Greg Marsden
Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds

Greg is Professor of Transport Governance at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. He has researched issues surrounding the design and implementation of new policies for over 15 years covering a range of issues. In particular his work has focused on local:national policy dynamics in the implementation of low carbon and energy reduction strategies.

He is Chair of the Commission on Travel Demand, looking at the implications for energy of alternative travel demand futures. Current research examines how the smart mobility transition and the combination of electrification, automation and personalised intelligent mobility will change how we think about what, how and who governs the mobility system. He has reviewed future governance challenges for the UK to 2040 as part of the Foresight Study on Future Mobility.

He is the Secretary General of the World Conference on Transport Research Society and the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Governance. He has served as an advisor to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee and regularly advises national and international governments.

Justin Laney
John Lewis Partnership

Justin Laney manages the John Lewis Partnership fleet of 4500 commercial vehicles and 1000 cars. The fleet is recognised for leading in innovation, and has reduced it’s diesel consumption by over a third through efficiency measures and alternative fuels. Headline commitments include running all heavy duty trucks on biomethane by 2028, being free of fossil fuels by 2030 and achieving a zero carbon fleet by 2035.

Justin’s career started with London Transport (Buses), having obtained a BEng at Liverpool University. He also worked at UPS for 20 years, managing fleets in EMEA as well as the UK. 

Justin is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Director of the Zemo Partnership, and Chair of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) Industrial Committee. He has won numerous awards, mainly for fleet sustainability, including being Motor Transport Magazine's Decarbonisation Power Player for 2022.

Anna Lindt
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Anna Lindt is the Head of Technical at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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Peter Harris
UPS Europe

Peter joined UPS in 1989 and progressed through various positions of increasing seniority in Automotive, Industrial Engineering and Compliance before accepting the role of Sustainability Director for Europe in 2011. He took on his current role in 2020, with responsibility for managing all aspects of sustainability for the organisation, from innovation coordination to public policy development, outside the United States.

Outside of his UPS responsibilities, Peter is a director of the Zemo Partnership in the UK and is a member of the UK government’s Net Zero Transport Board. He also served on the UK’s Green Innovation Policy Commission.

Prior to UPS Peter worked for 4 years with London Transport and for 2 years with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia.

Peter is the holder of a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE).

Peter is married with two children and has two classic cars.

Philippa Oldham
APC UK (Chair of Members Council)

A Chartered Engineer with a wealth of experience working with a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry and academia to create visionary solutions, with the ability to challenge existing silos between the sectors. As APC UK Stakeholder Engagement Director, Philippa offers a great oversight into the challenges we face both locally and internationally within the manufacturing and transport realms. Key topics of interest are intelligent mobility, air quality, future transport networks and the Internet of Things.

Joining the Advanced Propulsion Centre in January 2018 she uses her experience and knowledge of the UK’s transport modes and infrastructure to build on the strategy already in place, driving through and accelerating deliverables. This opportunity to incubate collaborations, honing solutions to drive UK leadership in terms of exportable products and services. The APC is in the position to lead the way in engaging and educating all of society into thinking about their own mobility choices and driving forward the intelligent low carbon propulsion agenda across our transport network.

Often invited to speak as an expert on transport and manufacturing on national and international TV and radio – highlights include BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and Women’s Hour.

Roger Hunter

Roger Hunter is Vice President, E-Mobility and New Energies at Shell.

He is responsible for merging two existing units: E-Mobility and Digital with the aim of helping to drive greater integrated value by merging the emerging Connected, Autonomous, Shared and digital customer-centric E-Mobility teams internally to embrace future trends.

Prior to this Roger lead Shell’s Alternative Energy and Fuels Strategy team focusing on the future of transport: looking at future mobility transition, second generation biofuels, hydrogen mobility and other new technologies and has held various leadership roles in the Fuel Supply Chain at Shell and was a Council Member for UKPIA (The UK Petroleum Industry Association). Roger Joined Shell in 1998 in the Upstream Oil and Gas business, after completing a Masters Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Roger lives in Hertfordshire, with his wife and two daughters.

Tanya Neech
Scania GB Ltd

Tanya is responsible for sustainability across Scania's UK business. Her role covers local and national business strategy,  energy and carbon reduction roadmap and the company’s sustainable transport solutions portfolio. She joined Scania as part of the bus and coach team initially focusing on the delivery of low carbon buses, mainly biomethane products.

Prior to joining Scania, Tanya was Director and founder of a UK Transport Consultancy, TCUK, delivering bespoke solutions to transport operators. Most of her earlier experience was gained while working for the Go-Ahead group under operating company Go South Coast, where she held several positions as well as obtaining her PCV Licence and National CPC in managing passenger transport.

Glenn Saint

Glenn is a mechanical engineer with 40 years’ experience in the transport sector. He initially worked in the aerospace industry with Rolls Royce, followed by a number of years in engineering and production management roles in the rail industry. He entered the commercial vehicle body building environment, running his own company manufacturing recovery equipment and later joining bus manufacturer Optare in 1997. While at Optare he was responsible for leading the design team that developed the award-winning Solo and innovative Tempo Versa and Metrodecker products. Glenn was plant director for the Leeds factory for 5 years and, latterly, Deputy CEO and Commercial Director.

Glenn joined the electric vehicle maker Arrival (formerly Charge) in November 2014 as Technical Director and was responsible for the initial business set-up in the UK, heading the design team. He now works as VP of Commercial Vehicles, representing the company with its customers, and supporting government affairs and global expansion plans.

Tim Anderson
Energy Saving Trust

Tim joined the Energy Saving Trust in 2007 and leads their low carbon transport portfolio. Previously, he was in management roles in the automotive sector including daily rental and managing fleets. Tim leads EST’s work to address poor air quality, delivering their government-funded programmes and commercial projects in the sustainable transport sector.

He has successfully developed many new partnerships, delivering greater impact in terms of decarbonising transport and delivering cleaner air. His role involves working with the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland along with other key stakeholders in the sustainable travel industry.

Richard Cuerden
TRL Academy

Richard is responsible for TRL’s science and engineering strategy; the long-term plan of action designed to ensure a sustainable and profitable business. The strategy underpins TRL’s mission to create clean and efficient transport that is safe, reliable and accessible for everyone. He leads investment activities in original research, including funding PhDs and promoting independent thought leadership. Richard manages engagement with stakeholders on collaborative research programmes, ensuring the technical quality of research and supporting the academic development of staff.

An engineer by training, he has worked in the field of road transport and vehicle engineering for 30 years. He has led diverse portfolios of research and consultancy projects ranging from establishing world-leading European vehicle regulations that have improved tailpipe emissions and transformed safety type approval standards, to trialling and testing the potential of new and revolutionary road transport solutions for goods and people. He writes and presents scientific papers at international conferences, has presented evidence to UK and European Parliament transport committees, and is a regular media contributor.

Rosie Pearson
Local Partnerships LLP

Rosie is a Corporate Director at Local Partnerships, a joint venture between the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. With a background in financial and commercial advisory, Rosie supports public sector clients across sectors in ensuring efficient and effecting project delivery, advising on all forms of complex contracting.

Rosie works across central and local government and is part of a number of cross-Whitehall groups working closely with government departments on a number of initiatives, including air quality, renewable energy and climate response. She works with colleagues supporting local government on the development of projects with the aim of reaching net-zero carbon emissions, specifically advising on alternative delivery models and alternative financing structures.

Prior to joining Local Partnerships in 2014 Rosie was a financial and commercial advisor, working for KPMG in New Zealand and Grant Thornton in the UK. She is a member of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics Strategic Advisory Board and is a CIMA qualified accountant. 

Rosie currently Chairs Zemo Partnership's Risk and Audit Committee. 

John Lippe
Ford Mobility

John was appointed Director of City Engagement, Europe, Ford Mobility in May 2018. He is responsible for developing and managing relationships with key European cities and other stakeholders. Ford Mobility is a division of Ford Motor Company established to develop commercially ready mobility services and technologies and to invest in promising mobility related ventures.

Prior to his current position John was Head of Government Programmes working within the Government Affairs Department in Ford of Europe, responsible for coordinating company efforts to secure UK Government and EU funding to support both R&D and manufacturing activity in the UK. During this period, he also closely supported Ford’s Smart Mobility work stream.

John has a wide ranging automotive background having held a variety of roles in both Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering, the latter including foreign assignments in Genk, Belgium and the US. John’s career in Governmental Affairs also included a 3-year assignment working in Ford’s Brussels Office liaising with the European Institutions and industry stakeholders on key legislative issues. Immediately prior to joining Governmental Affairs John worked as a Technical Manager in Product Development within the Vehicle Environmental Engineering Department focusing on vehicle emissions, CO2 and climate change.

John has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science. He has over 25 years of experience with Ford Motor Company. 

Dr Howard Porter

Dr Porter is the CEO of BEAMA, the Trade body for the UK electrical and allied manufacturing industry. He has been in this post for 13 years. He has previously chaired the European industry organisation ORGALIM and chaired reviews into energy efficiency for the UK Government, amongst his many roles.

Currently he is a member of the Net Zero Buildings Council, and the Electric Vehicle Energy Task Force, chairs EURIS, the manufacturers organisation monitoring and advising Government on Post Brexit policies, and the Strategic Advisory Group on the development of standards for smart appliances and demand side management.  He has a particular expertise in energy and the use of energy, with a DPhil in the energy efficiency of housing and an early career in research at the Building Research Establishment.

Jonathan Wood
Cummins Inc.

Jonathan Wood is Vice President – New Power Engineering at Cummins, a global power leader. In this role, Jon is at the forefront of pioneering and accelerating the company’s innovations in its alternative power business, which houses its electrified power, fuel cell and hydrogen technologies portfolio.

Jon has worked for Cummins for 27 years, most recently as Vice President – Components Engineering. Before his current role, Jonathan served as Executive Director of Research and Engineering for Cummins Emission Solutions. He also spent time as Executive Director of Research and Engineering for Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT) and Director of Asia Engineering for CTT, among other technical leadership roles.

Jon is the sponsor for the company’s STEM corporate responsibility education initiative in Europe and spends significant time supporting the European Technical Women's Leadership Team, which focuses on driving improvements in gender diversity in the European engineering teams, including revamping the U.K. college hire recruitment process to feature more diverse college applicants and new hires. This project was featured as a best practice approach by Engineering U.K. in their briefing paper on Gender Disparity in Engineering.

Based in the UK, Jon holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a fellow of the RSA.