Alison is a two-fold graduate of Cambridge, having studied both her BA and PhD in Engineering at New Hall. She is the current international coordinator of Future Climate – Engineering Solutions, a network of national engineering associations which aims to produce national low carbon development strategies. She is also a regular contributor to the United Nations COP conferences on climate change. Alison is currently leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Cambridge University which is undertaking research of relevance to energy efficiency in the built environment.
Celia Mead is a marketing and business development consultant and project manager working mainly in heritage, museums, charities and tourism. Her current projects are interim Executive Director of Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases; project managing a leadership development programme; and advising the chair of a cultural venue on business planning. The three best qualities she brings to work are wide networks, a commitment to learning and high energy levels. She is on the boards of London Parks & Gardens Trust, Bath Festivals and Fairfield House CIC. Her interests outside work are walking in mountains, elephant conservation, behavioural economics, minimalism and eating.
Chris is the founder and managing director of Mayden. Formerly from a manufacturing background he has dedicated his career to the healthcare sector for the last 21 years, initially as a hospital manager and then as a management consultant specialising in information analysis and modelling to support strategic reviews and business cases. Chris is passionate about maximising the opportunities presented by the internet – primarily in healthcare – and this is now his primary area of interest.