Local area planning for net zero panel, 12 October

Gordon will be joining a panel of thought leader speakers exploring:

  • Project examples of local decarbonisation
  • To what extent will the energy transition be driven by local authorities?
  • Opportunities for new collaborations between the different utilities and the local authorities
  • The future of local area planning

Speaker profile

Gordon champions sustainability and the responsible business agenda to build legitimacy and resilience in the UK water industry. He joined United Utilities earlier in 2021 to establish a new long term strategy team to lead bold ambitions on carbon reduction, climate resilience and emerging approaches such as systems thinking and the circular economy. The Company has recently secured third party validation of their science-based targets for carbon reduction.

In his previous role as Head of Sustainability at Yorkshire Water, Gordon embedded the Six Capitals and Integrated Reporting approaches to provide a richer understanding of impact and value that could be applied to shape more sustainable decision-making, strategies and investment choices. By working closely with the Board, and having established its Social Value Committee, Gordon and his team worked to shape the culture and corporate strategy of the business. They successfully delivered a wide range of sustainability improvements through a cross-business programme of environmental, financial and social priorities. He aims to build on this success with United Utilities to continue driving the UK water sector.

Gordon is also the chair of trustees at the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, helping shape the Foundation’s strategy and governing the distribution of donations to a wide range of good causes.

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