Speakers

Juliet Davenport OBE

CEO and founder, Good Energy Group

Speaker Tuesday 1 April 

Juliet Davenport is the founder and CEO of Good Energy Group PLC, a Wiltshire-based green electricity company. Its goal is to enable individuals, businesses and communities to make a difference to climate change through its products and services. In January 2013, Juliet Davenport was appointed OBE for services to renewable electricity supplies. 

Juliet’s passion for renewable energy grew out of an early interest in climate change, which she studied as part of her degree in physics. Wanting to make a difference in this area, she followed her degree with an internship in European energy policy and a Masters in economics. It was after this that she felt that people should be part of the solution, not just seen as the problem, and started Good Energy to encourage householders and business to get involved.

A founding member of the Social Stock Exchange, Good Energy strives to lead by example and set the standard in the energy market as an ethically and socially responsible company, showing that an energy business can be commercially successful because of its values, not despite them. 

Bill Gething

Professor of Architecture, University of the West of England 

Speaker Tuesday 1 April

Bill Gething is an architect and sustainability consultant, having been a long-standing partner of the architecture and urban design practice of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. 

He is Professor of Architecture at the University of the West of England and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath. He was the Royal Institute of British Architects President’s Sustainability Advisor from 2002 to 2009 and is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert. 

He is an authority on the increasing impact that the changing climate is having on our built environment and has particular interests in how we can upgrade the thermal performance of existing buildings and how to ensure that buildings perform as well in practice as they should do in theory. 

Jonathan Garrett

Director for Corporate Social Responsibility, Jaguar Land Rover

Speaker Wednesday 2 April

Jonathan has held a number of senior corporate responsibility, sustainability and safety roles in the automotive, infrastructure, FMCG, technology and consulting sectors.  

He took up his current position as CSR Director at Jaguar Land Rover in June 2012, where he is responsible for the company’s global CSR and sustainability strategy. 

Since joining Jonathan has established 2020 sustainability vision and roadmap for JLR, including new Global CSR Programme aiming to advance the knowledge of 2 million young people and improve the lives of 10 million people by 2020. In 2013, the company was named BiTC’s Responsible Business of the Year.