Andrew Ager, Senior Vice President, Jefferies Bache Limited
Andrew is Head of Carbon and Emissions at Jefferies Bache, and is responsible for the strategic and daily management of the business. Andrew’s team provide clearing, execution, market research and structured hedging products to a broad range of carbon market participants. Andrew has over 24 years’ experience as a market maker.
Andreas Arvanitakis, Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon
Andreas Arvanitakis is Director in the London office of Point Carbon. He has 12 years of experience in climate change politics, consulting with the European Parliament’s head of delegation to the Kyoto summit in 1997. Andreas joined Point Carbon in 2003 establishing the London office and launched the price discovery service before moving to Advisory. His expertise lies in carbon finance, policy and market entry, investment support in different sectors; post-2012 portfolio and project investments. Sectors include aviation, maritime, built environment, renewables and waste. His clients include national governments and intergovernmental institutions, IFIs as well as utilities, banks, energy firms and airlines.
James Atkins, Chairman, Vertis
James founded Vertis in 1998. Under his guidance, Vertis has been a pioneer in emission trading and has grown into a top broker in the EU ETS and Kyoto markets. Previously, James was a manager in corporate finance at Deloitte & Touche. He is the author of Climate Change for Football Fans, a humorous but serious book on climate change, and writes a blog called The Bustard.
Jason Chelle, Head of Operations, BlueNext
Jason Chelle has joined BlueNext, the leading spot environmental exchange as Head of Operations in August 2008. With 10 years of experience in the European Financial services industry, he previously worked for NYSE Euronext as Head of Equities and Bonds on the European cash market and Euronext Liffe Paris as Market Surveillance Officer. In 2000, Jason Chelle started his career at the Clearing House CLEARNET as a Back Office Officer in the Derivatives Department. Jason graduated in a Master of Finance (speciality Financial Markets) in 2000.
Jonathon Counsell, Head of Environment, British Airways
Jonathon is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and holds an MBA from INSEAD. Joining BA in October 1999, he has held the position of General Manager of Procurement Strategy and Head of Terminal 5 Development before taking the post of Head of Environment in December 2007. Prior to BA he worked in a number of positions in the airline industry most recently as Head of Strategy at Air New Zealand.
Jo Deketelaere, Business Developer, Global Carbon, Statkraft
Jo Deketelaere joined Statkraft in 2008 as a member of the carbon team following and exploring business opportunities in the emerging carbon markets in the United States. Currently he focusses on secondary market deal structuring, product development and carbon trading with industrials, power producers and airlines which have compliance obligations under EU ETS. Prior to Statkraft, Jo was working in the Belgian power and gas sector working on environmental policy and its interaction with investment strategies. Jo holds a master’s degree in business engineering from the University of Brussels.
Kathrin Dellantonio, Head Sales, Marketing & Communication, Foundation myclimate - The Climate Protection Partnership
Since 2006, Kathrin Dellantonio has been working for the Non-Profit foundation myclimate – The Climate Protection partnership in Zurich as Head Sales, Marketing, Communication and is also member of the Management Committee. In this function, she primarily works with large companies worldwide who want to engage in voluntary carbon protection with a main focus on carbon offsetting. Kathrin played a crucial role in developing carbon offset platforms for several airlines.
Henry Derwent, President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Henry Derwent became the President and CEO of the IETA in February 2008. Previously, as international climate change Director for the UK Government, he oversaw the UK’s role in the international negotiations, in the G8 (especially as Prime Minister's special representative during the UK G8 Presidency in 2005) and in other forums. Henry has been closely associated with the development of greenhouse gas trading in the UK and Europe from its earliest days. He previously had responsibilities for all aspects of climate change and sustainable energy in the UK as well as air quality and industrial pollution control. Before that, he was an international corporate finance executive at a major investment bank.
Claire Dufour, Business Development Director, BlueNext
Claire Dufour has been working at BlueNext since 2008 where she is currently Business Development Director. Before entering the company, she worked for 6 months as an intern in Powernext S.A in Paris, the French energy exchange. Previously, she had worked for 9 months at the Climate Task force (Mission Climat), a research centre on the economics of climate change in the French state owned bank Caisse des Dépôts. She graduated from Paris Dauphine University in 2007.
Samuel Engel, Vice President, ICF SH&E
Almost 20 years as a strategy consultant, of which 15 years specialized in airline economics. Samuel Engel is a senior member of SH&E’s Airline Commercial Strategy group, which he joined in 1998, and has held a variety of leadership positions in the firm. Mr. Engel is a recognized expert on international airline economics and strategic planning. His analyses on behalf of airlines, investors and governments have supported multi-million-dollar investments and litigation results, as well as corporate decisions to pursue new business lines, routes and aircraft purchases.
Philip Good, DG Climate Action, European Commission (EC)
Philip Good works for the EC in the International Carbon Market, Aviation and Maritime Unit of DG Climate Action. The Unit is responsible for the development of an international carbon market and the inclusion aviation into the EU ETS. Philip is currently managing the team responsible for the implementation of the legislation to include aviation in EU ETS. Previously Philip regulated the automotive sector, developing legislation for limiting emissions from road vehicles. Prior to joining the EC, Philip was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in environment and climate change.
John Hanlon, Secretary General, European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA)
John Hanlon joined British Airways in 1968 and spent 30 years in overseas Regional General Management positions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Awarded OBE in 1993 for services to British aviation interests in Nigeria. Joined Flybe in 2000, becoming Director Alliances. In June 2006 appointed Secretary General of ELFAA, having previously chaired the Airspace Work Group within ELFAA. ELFAA member airlines carry over 180 million passengers a year, operating a combined fleet of some 700 of the most environmentally-efficient aircraft. Low Fares account for over 43% of scheduled point-to-point intra-European traffic.
Joukje Janssen, Senior manager Sustainability & Climate Change - Corporate Responsibility, PwC
Since 2005 Joukje works in the treasury trading team and focuses on internal controls and risk management related to trading activities. She is part of the sustainability team and responsible for sustainable strategy, which includes trading and trading strategy. In addition, she teaches internal control and risk management at the postgraduate treasury education at the Free University of Amsterdam.
François Joubert, Global Head of Environmental Products, EDF Trading
François Joubert is Global Head of Environmental Products, a group of businesses comsisting of carbon, biomass, biogas, renewable energy credits and weather derivatives. He joined EDF Trading's Origination team in 2000 and has led the company's expansion across a number of areas, including the set up and development of the power origination activity. Prior to EDF Trading, François held a variety of roles within the EDF Group in the strategy division at EDF’s head office in Paris and as Financial Manager for EDF China based in Beijing. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and the London School of Economics.
Jeroen Kruijd, Airline sustainability expert, PwC
Jeroen leads PwC’s verification and sustainability activities in the airline industry. He was and is responsible for several assignments for the European Commission and the Dutch emissions authority related to the implementation of the EU ETS. He is a frequent speaker and publishes articles on EU-ETS verification and recently on sustainability reporting by airlines.
Simon McNamara, Deputy Director General, European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
Simon has been Deputy Director General of the ERA since July 2010. In this role he supports and deputises for the Director General in his day to day activities within the ERA Directorate and externally. Prior to this he held the position of Director Industry Affairs covering the development, promotion and implementation of ERA's policies on air traffic infrastructure, user charges, airport matters, the environment and air transport policy. Before joining ERA he worked at the International Federation of Airline Pilot Associations and the Flight Data Company. He graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and Air Transport Management.
Robert Seehawer, Senior Key Account Manager, European Energy Exchange (EEX)
Robert Seehawer promotes the carbon asset class with full responsibility for the customer facing business from product innovation to carbon trading and execution. Additionally he manages the preparation for and participation in EUA auction tenders. Prior to joining EEX Robert worked as fixed income trader and as fixed income sales for investment banks in London, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. He has a diploma degree in Economics and a diploma degree in Business Administration from the University of Leipzig.
Andrew Sellick, Group Manager, Environment and Carbon, Qantas Group
Andrew’s responsibilities include managing the Group’s response to climate change; the oversight and governance frameworks for the organizations response to carbon compliance programs including the European Union, New Zealand and Australian schemes. Andrew has 10 years experience in environmental management at Qantas and has developed and implemented a wide variety of sustainability programs. Andrew has an extensive understanding of carbon policy in both the voluntary and compliance settings and was responsible for the development and introduction of the Group's carbon offset programs.
Simon Smith, Managing Director, Jefferies Bache
Simon is Managing Director of the Commodity Structured Products division of Jefferies Bache, and is responsible for the strategic and daily management of the business unit. With 31 years of ‘hands on’ experience across the securities, derivatives, structured product and financial services arenas gained in London and Hong Kong, Simon provides a customer focused and solution based approach to the Commodity Hedge and Risk Management business. He has a reputation as an innovator and deliverer of solutions, constantly thinking outside the box to achieve client objectives, which is enhanced by knowledge of working on both the buy and sell sides of the business.
Andrew Waite, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Andrew is widely experienced in Environmental Law, with a substantial practice in the area of contaminated land, waste management, water, noise and pollution control law, as well as climate change with a particular focus on aviation emissions, nature conservation issues and environmental liabilities. His practice has a strong international focus, advising inward investors on environmental issues relating to investments in the UK and working with overseas law firms to advise clients on environmental issues relating to projects and operations in different jurisdictions around the world. He is recognised as an leading expert in the standard directories.
Mark Watson, Head of Environmental Affairs, Cathay Pacific
Mark Watson is Cathay Pacific Airways’ Head of Environmental Affairs based in Hong Kong. He has worked in the Sustainable Development arena since obtaining his Doctorate in 1995 and has advised international governments, aid agencies and multinationals on a wide range of environmental and social issues. At Cathay Pacific he works on a diverse range of strategy and policy-related initiatives aimed at reducing the airline’s emissions, both on the ground and in the air across the CX network, including long term technology acquisition, sustainable biofuels and emissions trading. As a member of the IATA Environment Committee and the Aviation Global Deal (AGD) group, he has been heavily involved in UN climate change processes within ICAO and the UNFCCC relating to aviation’s call to be included in a global sectoral scheme to addressing its emissions.