Meet the people behind the Transition Plan Taskforce

Steering Group

Oversight of the TPT with high-level representatives from companies, financial institutions, regulators, policymakers, and civil society. The Steering Group has two co-chairs: a private sector CEO and a UK Government Minister.

Co-Chair: Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer, Aviva , Transition Task Force.

Co-Chair: Amanda Blanc

Group Chief Executive Officer


Co-Chair: Baroness Penn

Treasury Lords Minister

HM Treasury

Sarah Breeden (Observer), Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England, transition plan taskforce.

Sarah Breeden (Observer)

Executive Director for Financial Stability

Bank of England

Duncan Clark, Head of UK Region, Ørsted, transition plan taskforce.

Duncan Clark

Head of UK Region


Mark Fawcett, Chief Investment Officer, National Employment Savings Trust, transition plan taskforce.

Mark Fawcett

Chief Investment Officer

National Employment Savings Trust

Michael Izza, Chief Executive Officer, ICAEW, transition plan taskforce.

Michael Izza

Chief Executive Officer


Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, ISSB, transition plan taskforce.

Mardi McBrien

Director of Strategic Affairs

IFRS Foundation

Graeme Pitkethly, Chief Financial Officer, Unilever, transition plan taskforce.

Graeme Pitkethly

Chief Financial Officer


Alison Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Natwest, Transition Task Force.

Alison Rose

Chief Executive Officer

Nat West

Sacha Sadan, ESG Director, FCA, transition plan taskforce.

Sacha Sadan

ESG Director


Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair, GFANZ, transition plan taskforce.

Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair


David Schwimmer, Chief Executive Officer, LSEG, Transition Task Force.

David Schwimmer

Chief Executive Officer


Michelle Scrimgeour, Chief Executive Officer, LGIM, transition plan taskforce.

Michelle Scrimgeour

Chief Executive Officer


Tanya Steele, Chief Executive Officer, WWF UK, transition plan taskforce.

Tanya Steele

Chief Executive Officer


Delivery Group

A group of experts who are leading and contributing to TPT workstreams. They include representatives from companies, financial institutions, regulators, policymakers, civil society, and academia.

Nitika Agarwal

Head of Sustainable Finance Policy


Patrick Arber, Head of International Government Engagement, Aviva, transition plan taskforce.

Patrick Arber

Head of International Government Engagement


Mark Babington (Observer)

Executive Director, Regulatory Standards

Financial Reporting Council

Julie Baddeley, Chair, Chapter Zero, transition plan taskforce.

Julie Baddeley


Chapter Zero

Clara Barby

Senior Partner

Just Climate

Nicolette Bartlett, Chief Impact Officer, CDP, transition plan taskforce.

Nicolette Bartlett

Chief Impact Officer


Caroline Clark-Maxwell

Project lead – IFRS S2


James Close, Head of Climate Change, NatWest, transition plan taskforce.

James Close

Head of Climate Change


Richard Crossick, Head of Public Affairs, Ørsted UK, transition plan taskforce.

Richard Crossick

Head of Public Affairs 

Ørsted UK

Andrew Death (Observer)

Deputy Director

Department of Business and Trade

Helen Edmundson (Observer)

Deputy Director, Green Finance

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Chandra Gopinathan

Senior Investment Manager


David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business, LSEG, transition plan taskforce.

David Harris

Group Head of Sustainable Business


Vanessa Harvard-Williams, Global Head of Environment & Climate Change, Linklaters, transition plan taskforce.

Vanessa Havard-Williams

Global Head of Environment and Climate Change


Des Healy (Observer)

ESG Lead

Department for Work and Pensions

Mark Hill (Observer)

Head Climate and Sustainability – Business Lead

The Pensions Regulator

Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive Officer, ShareAction, transition plan taskforce.

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive Officer


Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, Green Finance Institute, transition plan taskforce.

Ingrid Holmes

Executive Director

Green Finance Institute

Harriet Cullum

Global ESG Insights Lead


Amy Jenkins (Observer)

Deputy Director, Net Zero Strategy Directorate

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Bella Landymore

Policy Director

Impact Investing Institute

Katharine Lindmeier, Senior Responsible Investment Manager, National Employment Savings Trust, transition plan taskforce.

Katharina Lindmeier

Senior Responsible Investment Manager

National Employment Savings Trust

Thomas Lingard, Global Sustainability Director, Unilever, transition plan taskforce.

Thomas Lingard

Global Sustainability Director


Toby MacKean

Global ESG Analyst


Richard Manley 

Chief Sustainability Officer

CPP Investments

Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, FCA, transition plan taskforce.

Mark Manning

Technical Specialist


Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board, transition plan taskforce.

Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Church of England Pensions Board

Rachel McEwen

Chief Sustainability Officer


Alexander Nick

Director, Climate Action


Tim Rawlings, Co-Head of the Climate Hub, Bank of England., transition plan taskforce.

Tim Rawlings

Co-Head of the Climate Hub

Bank of England

Nick Robins, Professor of Practice, London School of Economics, transition plan taskforce.

Nick Robins

Professor of Practice

London School of Economics

Tony Rooke, Executive Director for Real Economy Transition Planning and Sectoral Pathways, GFANZ, transition plan taskforce.

Tony Rooke

Executive Director for Real Economy Transition Planning and Sectoral Pathways


Paul Scaping

Public Policy Specialist

Investment Association

Matt Scott Senior Director, Climate Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson, transition plan taskforce.

Matt Scott

Executive Director

UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

Richard Spencer, Director of Sustainability, ICAEW, transition plan taskforce.

Richard Spencer

Director of Sustainability


Rachel Solomon Williams

Executive Director

Aldersgate Group

Hannah Summers

Director | Executive Compensation and Board Advisory / Climate & Resilience Hub

Willis Towers Watson

Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Change Committee, transition plan taskforce.

Chris Stark

Chief Executive Officer

Climate Change Committee

James Vaccaro, Executive Director, Climate Safe Lending Network, transition plan taskforce.

James Vaccaro

Executive Director

Climate Safe Lending Network

Faith Ward, Chair, IIGCC, transition plan taskforce.

Faith Ward



Helen Wildsmith, Stewardship Director, Climate Change, CCLA, transition plan taskforce.

Helen Wildsmith

Stewardship Director, Climate Change



The Secretariat to the TPT is provided by the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) and E3G, with funding from philanthropy. 

Dr Ben Caldecott, Director and Principal Investigator, CGFI, transition plan taskforce.

Dr Ben Caldecott

Secretariat Co-Head

Director and Principal Investigator, CGFI

Kate Levick, Associate Director – Sustainable Finance, E3G, transition plan taskforce.

Kate Levick

Secretariat Co-Head

Associate Director – Sustainable Finance, E3G

Jacques Morris, Secretariat Team Leader and Head of Policy, CGFI, transition plan taskforce.

Jacques Morris

Secretariat Team Leader

Head of Policy, CGFI

Dr Gireesh Shrimali, Secretariat Technical Lead, CGFI, transition plan taskforce.

Dr Gireesh Shrimali

Technical Advisor


Nina Pimblett

Sector Guidance Lead


Ben Gilbey, Senior Researcher, E3G, transition plan taskforce.

Ben Gilbey

Policy Lead and Sector Guidance Deputy Lead


Kate Ryan

International Engagement Lead


Ira Poensgen, Research Assistant, CGFI, transition plan taskforce.

Ira Poensgen

Secretariat Technical Lead

Deputy Head of Policy, CGFI

José Luis Reséndiz

Technical Advisor


Sophie English

Focus Topics Lead


Saad Moazam

Sandbox Coalition Lead


Alexander Schlatter

Sector Summary Lead


Helen Asquith Civil

Director of Communications

Transition Plan Taskforce Secretariat

Nathan Chan

Sector Guidance

Transition Plan Taskforce Secretariat

Max Rose

Technical Guidance

Transition Plan Taskforce Secretariat