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Speakers

Andy Eastlake

Managing Director, LowCVP
Andy Eastlake was appointed as the LowCVP's Managing Director in April 2012, after serving both on the board and as chair of the Members Council for many years. As MD Andy has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of the latest accreditation schemes for both buses and HGVs, supporting DfT and OLEV in stimulating the uptake of low carbon technologies. He has a strong background in vehicle engineering, specialising in powertrain developments, fuel economy and emissions. 

Rhona Munck

Strategy & Planning Manager – Transport for London
Rhona Munck is a public policy specialist with a focus on the environment and urban realm.  She is currently a Strategy and Planning Manager in Transport for London’s City Planning department, where she leads on electric vehicle policy. 

Natalie Chapman

Head of South of England and Urban Policy, Logistics UK
Natalie is Head of South of England and Urban Policy for Logistics UK (the new name for FTA) - one of Britain’s largest business groups. It is the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.

Michael Mansbridge

Vehicle Incentives, OLEV
Mike Mansbridge is a senior policy advisor at the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), with a focus on the plug-in van grant and OLEV’s wider support for commercial vehicles. Mike joined OLEV in 2016, spending two years as an advisor in the team’s Programme Office before joining the vehicle incentives team in 2018 to support the development and delivery of OLEV’s plug-in grant schemes for cars, motorcycles and (most recently) vans and HGVs. 

Sam Clarke

Chief Vehicle Officer, GRIDSERVE
Sam founded the fully EV last-mile logistics company Gnewt in 2009 which was subsequently acquired by Menzies Distribution Ltd. During his tenure, he created the UK’s largest fully EV commercial fleet, privately-owned smart charging infrastructure system and fully operational V2G network.

Dean Hedger

EV New Business Development Manager, The AA
With more than 25 years’ in the motor industry, spanning fleet management, vehicle funding, sales and team leadership, Dean has extensive knowledge of the specialist needs of public sector, corporate, SME and operational fleets.

Owain Pearce

Transport Manager, Oxford Direct Services
Owain worked in waste management and fleet support up until 2011 and in 2014 became a Fleet Technical Officer.  He joined Oxford Direct Services (a Tekal company owned by Oxford City Council) as Transport Manager when it was formed in 2018 and over the last 6 years has been passionate about improving ODS’s Motor Transport service through overseeing a new fleet management system, improving fleet policies and practices and significantly improving the composition of electric vehicles within the fleet.

Matthew Hunt

Business Development Manager, Gasrec
Matthew joined Gasrec in 2014, during the peak of the ‘Dual Fuel’ market for gas vehicles. Gasrec is the leading Natural Gas fuel supplier to transport in North West Europe and in his 5 years at the firm, Matthew has worked closely with customers to overcome the challenges posed by this ‘early technology’ and helped them to oversee the switch to the latest Euro VI OEM dedicated gas vehicles.

Antony Green

Project Director - Hydrogen Gas Transportation, National Grid
As Project Director – Hydrogen Transportation, Tony has responsibility for leading the thinking for gas transmission to play its role in the pathway to net zero. Tony joined National Grid 2 years ago as Head of Engineering and Asset Management. A Civil Engineer by degree Tony has worked in the utilities and infrastructure sectors for over 30 years

Graham Thomas

Fleet Operations Manager – Truck, Ocado
Graham has worked in the transport industry for the last 22 years, starting as a truck driver for Londis. Prior to joining Ocado in 2014 as Fleet Operations Manager for truck, Graham held various roles with Londis and Budgens, including a five-year post as Commercial Vehicle Fleet Manager for the latter. Graham is also a fellow of the Institute of Couriers, and currently sits on the LoCity Van and HGV working groups with Transport for London.

Brian Robinson

Head of Commercial Vehicles, LowCVP
Brian leads LowCVP’s Commercial Vehicle Working Group and its various van and truck-related initiatives, and acts as LowCVP’s main point of contact on freight transport emissions issues for DfT and TfL’s LoCITY programme.

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates