Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
His latest publications include an edited volume published by Elsevier publishers, on “Green Information Technologies” (2015); “Building Sustainable Futures - Design and the Built Environment”, published by Springer (2016) - a collaboration with University of California – Berkeley, and a series of four edited volumes on “Technology and Sustainable Futures” being published by Springer. The first book in the series titled: “Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction”, a collaboration with University of Cambridge, is already published (2017).
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Iain holds a BSc in Environmental Studies, DMS Management Studies, is a Common Purpose Graduate, and completed an NLP Leadership Development Programme.
Iain is currently Chairman of Essex and Suffolk Water Forum Economic Impact Network, Forestry Commission Advisory Committee Member for Eastern Region, Fellow of Suffolk New College, Governor of Chantry Academy Ipswich, Wild Anglia Local Nature Partnership Adviser, Green Economy Pathfinder Board Member and previously was the Director of Foundation East and a Princes Trust Board Member.
They undertake a broad range of work with local communities and partners on individual projects and longer term programmes of activity in 6 core sectors; employment and skills; education; young people; communities; business and land improvement.
Anna's priority is to address climate change impacts with a focus on working with businesses and the local community to help them become resilient to the changes anticipated now and in years to come.
Anna has 12 years’ experience of providing environmental advice to communities and businesses, project development and management, staff, team, contractor and volunteer management. Anna also has considerable experience in European funding, CSR and partnership working. Anna is a Suffolk Inward Investment Ambassador, board member for Wild Anglia, trustee for Essex & Suffolk Rivers Trust and sits on The Water Forum for Essex & Suffolk Water.
Keith Moore joined the Environment Agency in 2004; based in the East Anglia Area covering Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Since joining the organisation Keith has managed a planning team, been involved in a major IT project is currently the Sustainable Places Account Manager. The role involves working with strategic partnerships across the three counties with a focus on supporting the delivery of sustainable growth.
Keith is a member of the New Anglia Green Economy Partnership, New Anglia’s Building Growth Group, and an advisor to Wild Anglia, the Local Nature Partnership in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Before joining the Environment Agency Keith’s career included time in the private sector with BT, Cable & Wireless and Eurotunnel Plus as well working within the education sector.
He has collaborated on a number of international, national and regional research programmes. The Sustainability Research Institute contributes and leads on a number of high quality research projects funded through the Horizon 2020, InnovateUK/EPSRC, ERDF, FP7 and private commercial. He has published over 50 peer reviewed Journal papers, policy documents and commercial reports.
Justine works closely with Suffolk County Council and regional organisations to progress opportunities within the University and supports external initiatives through the Suffolk Greenest County Board.
She is currently the South East Convenor for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, sits on the Essex and Suffolk Water Forum and is a member of the Green Economy Pathfinder Committee, the Sustainable, Ecological, Engineering Design for Society International Conference Scientific Committee and a founding committee member for Eden Rose Coppice.
Justine’s current interest is to find innovative approaches to sustainable development that explore and recognise the economic and environmental impacts on social sustainability, organisational behavioural change and external partnership engagement.
Richard Powell OBE
Richard is vice chair of Customer Challenge Group for Northumberland Water OFWAT Price review 2019 and leads their environment and climate change panel. Richard is also a member of the Eastern Regional Flood and Coastal Communities Committee for the Environment agency. Richard previously spent 28 years as Regional Director of the RSPB and Regional Director for the National Trust in the East of England. During this time, he oversaw the acquisition of 1000’s of Hectares of land and managed project teams to create over 10000 Ha of new nature reserves.
Richard was Chair of the Region’s Heritage Lottery Fund Committee for 9 years, a Founding Board director for EEDA working on Regeneration of Market Towns, Renewable energy, sustainability and Rural Affairs. He was Chair of Sustainability East and the Sustainable Development Round Table before that. Sustainability, climate change and the integration of Environmental social and economic objectives remains a high priority for him. He was awarded an OBE for his work in the Environment and Sustainability in June 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Managers and Assessors.
Alan moved to Stowmarket in 1983 to take up the role as Grain Buyer returning again to Bridlington in 1987 to become Regional Grain Buyer and back to Stowmarket in 1994. During this time he led the farming, pet food and grain merchanting operations then owned by the business.
Alan was appointed Grain Director in 1994, which also encompassed heading up the Malt Division becoming Deputy Managing Director in 2005 and Managing Director in January 2006. During this time Muntons significantly expanded its presence in Asia and North America. In 2015 construction started on a band dried malt extract facility in Thailand. Muntons supply customers in 79 countries world-wide and exports have been a significant part of the company since the 1970’s.
Sue is an economist and before joining Suffolk County Council worked in Whitehall for many years, most recently on tax policy, including environmental tax.
Stef is increasingly engaged with the role Universities play in supporting regional economic growth and development and interested in how the support of female entrepreneurship and flexible working can improve productivity.
Stef sits on the ERDF KEEP+ and Innovation Bridge Steering Groups. She is a Governor of St John’s Primary School, Ipswich, (Chair of Curriculum Committee, EAL , Gifted and Talented, STEM Skills Governor). She is currently mentoring two researcher developers at other Universities (Anglia Ruskin and SWPS, Poland) as part of a VITAE pilot.
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David Walton MSc MIEMA
These include the European Regional Development Fund-supported ‘SABRE’ (Support and Advice to Businesses on Renewable Energy) and BEE (Business Energy Efficiency) Anglia projects, and the DECC-funded Green Deal Pioneer Places and Green Deal Communities projects. He has supported the development of other regional strategies and funding applications, including contributions to the New Anglia LEP’s ‘Green Economy Manifesto’ and the application for the BEIS-funded ‘Local Energy East’ project.
David currently manages the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, which includes all Suffolk’s Local Authorities and a number of other organisations working locally to support communities, households and businesses reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Based within the Strategic Development team at Suffolk County Council, his role intersects with the planning and growth agendas in relation to energy infrastructure.
He sits on the Project Delivery Board for the BEE Anglia project, the Operational Group for the BEIS-funded ‘Local Energy East’ project, the East of England Steering Group for IEMA (the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and is currently supporting the University of Suffolk with the development of a Suffolk Sustainability Institute, which aims to establish a world-class centre of research excellence in support of the UK’s clean growth agenda.