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Conference Speakers

Nicki Shields

Event Host
Nicki is a television presenter, live events host and YouTuber, familiarly known as the face of BBC’s FIA Formula E Championship, the electric street racing series.

Quentin Willson

The Algorithm People
Quentin Willson is an English TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain's Worst Driver, Fifth Gear, and the original incarnation of Top Gear. 

Christina Bu

Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association
Christina is Secretary General of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, the world’s largest EV owner association. Norway has become the poster child for electric vehicle ownership and the country is the world’s biggest per-capita market for electric vehicles.

Jonathan Murray

Policy and Operations Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
Jonathan is an environmental economist with more than 20 years’ experience of working in the automotive and fuel industries for companies including the Energy Saving Trust, the Motor Industry Research Association and Total Oil.

Jacob Roberts

Infratructure Strategy Specialist, CENEX
Jacob is Infrastructure Strategy Specialist at Cenex, the independent and impartial non-profit low carbon transport consultancy. Working with public and private sector organisations, Jacob provides plain-English strategic advice on the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

David Wong

SMMT
David is Technology and Innovation Manager at the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) and is responsible for the Society’s technology and innovation portfolio which includes connected and autonomous vehicles, electro-mobility, hydrogen-mobility, digital and future mobility innovation, and design engineering.

Luke Redfern

Energy Saving Trust
Leading the DfT funded Local Government Support Programme at the Energy Saving Trust, Luke is a Clean Air Zone and Air Quality Policy specialist helping organisations to develop, deliver and analyse projects that improve air quality and accelerate the uptake of Low Emission Vehicles.

Toddington Harper

GRIDSERVE
Toddington is CEO at GRIDSERVE, a tech-enabled international sustainable energy business, developing and operating solar energy and energy storage solutions for critical power infrastructure.

Mark Daly

Nottingham City Council
Mark is Senior Transport Planner & EV Chargepoint Manager at Nottingham City Council, a ‘Go Ultra Low’ city, where his work has led to the increased uptake of low/zero emission vehicles.

Richard McMahon

University of Warwick
Richard is a Professor at University of Warwick with research interests in power electronics and their application in automotive, energy storage, power distribution and renewable generation.

Jeremy Yapp

BEAMA
Jeremy is Head of Flexible Energy Systems at BEAMA, the UK trade association for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure technologies and systems, representing more than 200 companies.

Adrian del Maestro

Strategy& (PWC)
Adrian is Director of Research and Head of Global Thought Leadership in Energy at Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. Along with leading the firm’s in-house research capabilities, he has written a number of publications ranging from energy transition and electric vehicles to the application of digital technologies in the oil and gas sector.