Speakers

Tom Jarman, Venture Director, Keydynamic Ltd

Tom is an engineer, businessman and entrepreneur focussed on sustainable businesses. He learnt his trade with world leading local engineer Renishaw where he was responsible for all new product introductions worldwide. Since then he has been a CEO of several technology businesses and a Senior Partner of Venture Capitalist MTI.
 
Tom has been a founder of a number of technology companies, and has led engineering businesses from early stage, through funding rounds to IPO (public market floatation) and trade sale. He now focuses on supporting high growth in innovative sustainable businesses. He is Chairman of Biocentre Technology Ltd (Waste-to-biomass fuel), a Director of Hab Housing, Kevin McCloud’s sustainable housing business and a business coach working with a number of technology businesses in the South West.
 

Andrew Raingold, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Andrew has built the Aldersgate Group, an alliance of leaders from business, politics and society, into one of the most influential and progressive voices in the environmental policy debate. 

In his role as Executive Director, Andrew is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the Aldersgate Group, the development of its work programme, building relationships with senior political and business stakeholders, and representing member views robustly to government ministers. 

He is also the lead author of a number of AG publications and is a regular commentator on sustainability issues (with a regular blog for Guardian Sustainable Business).

Andrew has served on a number of government advisory groups and is currently chairing a task force on skills for the Green Economy Council. He is a Special Advisor to the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee and Director of CORE, the Corporate Responsibility Organisation. 

Prior to joining the AG, Andrew was the Environment Manager at the Training and Development Agency, where he drafted and implemented a Sustainable Development Action Plan.