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 2023/24.

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

Philip Sellwood CBE
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.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Angela is a Vice President at Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) looking after Europe and Asia. 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. 

Greg Marsden
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
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
Anna Lindt
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

An experienced automotive professional, Anna has worked for the Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders (SMMT) since 2015, becoming Director of Vehicle Regulation in 2023.  She is responsible for all aspects of SMMT’s engagement on national and international regulation covering the design and use of vehicles, including representing the industry views on the future of emissions and safety regulation in the UK.  Her role covers engaging with SMMT members, external stakeholders and government, playing an active role in understanding, explaining and supporting the automotive industry.  She regularly participates in a number of industry and government forums including the Vehicle Industry Policy and Regulation Committee (VIP&R).  Prior to joining SMMT, Anna worked for PSA Group in a variety of engineering functions, with her last role there being Head of Homologation and External Technical Affairs.

Peter Harris
Peter Harris
UPS Europe (Retired)

Peter is the retired UPS Vice President, International Sustainability.

He 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.

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
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.

Tanya Neech
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.

Tim Anderson
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
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
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
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 Howard Porter

Dr Porter is the recent past CEO of BEAMA, the Trade body for the UK electrical and allied manufacturing industry and continues to work in collaboration with the Association. 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.

David Barnett
David Barnett

David Barnett leads the Engineering Division within Translink and has direct responsibility for the fleet of 1,100 buses, 300 Coaches and 182 rail vehicles. Translink is Northern Ireland’s integrated public transport operator, delivering vital transport connections throughout the province and cross border.

David is graduate of Queen's University Belfast with both a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE. Prior to joining Translink, David worked for Wrightbus in variety of senior roles including Engineering Director, Aftersales Director and Business Development Director.

David’s career has demonstrated a commitment to accelerating the transition to zero emissions. His experience includes strategic direction setting and corporate governance involved in policy, supply and operation of low carbon and zero emission vehicles.