Green Business Awards 2009: Judging panel

Martin Baxter - Acting chief executive, Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Peter Brotherton - Head of Biodiversity, Natural England

Martin Charter, Director, the Centre for Sustainable Design

Graham Donachie - Policy manager for resource efficiency, the Environment Agency

Alastair Driver - National conservation policy manager, the Environment Agency

Peter Eldridge - Director and treasurer, Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM)

Emily Farnworth - Senior adviser - finance sector, The Climate Group

Ed Gillespie - Partner, Futerra Sustainability Communications

Gemma Greaves - Marketing director, Marketing Society

Richard Heathcote - Sustainable development manager, Heineken UK

Rhian Kelly - Head of climate change, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Andrew Kinsey - Senior environmental manager, Bovis Lend Lease UK

James Langley - Deputy chairman and director, Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM)

Debby Lloyd - Managing director, EcoSearch

Dax Lovegrove - Head of business & industry relations, WWF-UK

Peter Maddox - Peter Maddox, head of strategy and planning, Waste and Resources Action Programme

John Pinkard - Principal consultant, Vipre-Travel Consulting

Steve Priddy - Director of technical policy and research, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Jonathan Selwyn - Director, Green Ventures

John Sharp - Managing director, Innovas Solutions

Gareth Stace - Head of environment, Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF)

Paul Tilstone - Chief executive, Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM)

Jacob Tompkins - Director, Waterwise

Ian Twinn - Director public affairs, Incorporated Society for British Advertisers (ISBA)

Diana Verde Nieto - CEO, Clownfish

Wayne Visser - CEO, CSR International

Frances Way - Head of supply chain, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Molly Webb - Head of strategic engagement, The Climate Group

Adrian J Wilkes - Chairman, Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) CO-CHAIRS: Nick Rowcliffe - Editor-in-chief, Environmental Data Services (ENDS).

ENDS is Britain's leading environmental publisher for professionals and part of Haymarket Business Media

Dermot Hikisch - Research manager, ENDS Carbon. He produces corporate carbon benchmarking and sector intelligence reports and is part of Haymarket Business Media

The co-chairs led the process of screening entrants and producing a shortlist for the judging panel, but did not participate in the final round of voting.


Professor John Chesshire CBE chaired the Green Business Awards judging panel in 2007 and 2008 and was due to repeat this role in 2009. Sadly, John was diagnosed with terminal cancer in June and passed away in September 2009. A noted energy expert, John was an economist and honorary professor at SPRU, the science and technology policy research unit at Sussex University. He sat on numerous government energy policy bodies and advised several parliamentary select committees. He spoke out consistently and eloquently on ways to solve fuel poverty, and a special trust fund is being set up in his name to encourage and support postgraduate students wishing to work in this field.

We are extremely grateful for John's efforts in creating the Green Business Awards and proud to build on the foundations he helped lay with ENDS and MT.

- ENDS, MT and Haymarket Business Media would like to thank all the judges for generously giving their time and the benefit of their knowledge and experience to the Green Business Awards. All judges participated in a personal capacity. Each was required to declare any direct or indirect interest in any entry and to abstain from voting where such interest was declared.

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