People

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 

Co-Chair: Baroness Vere

Treasury Lords Minister

HM Treasury

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

Sarah Breeden (Observer)

Deputy Governor for Financial Stability

Bank of England

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

Duncan Clark

Head of UK Region

Ørsted

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

Mark Fawcett

Chief Investment Officer

National Employment Savings Trust

Alan Vallance

Chief Executive Officer

ICAEW

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

Mardi McBrien

Director of Strategic Affairs

IFRS Foundation

Katie Murray

Group Chief Financial Officer

NatWest

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

Graeme Pitkethly [until May 2024]

Chief Financial Officer

Unilever

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

Sacha Sadan

ESG Director

FCA

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

Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair

GFANZ

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

David Schwimmer

Chief Executive Officer

LSEG

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

Michelle Scrimgeour

Chief Executive Officer

LGIM

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

Tanya Steele

Chief Executive Officer

WWF UK

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

Sarah Breeden (Observer)

Deputy Governor for Financial Stability

Bank of England

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

Duncan Clark

Head of UK Region

Ørsted

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

Mark Fawcett

Chief Investment Officer

National Employment Savings Trust

Alan Vallance

Chief Executive Officer

ICAEW

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

Mardi McBrien

Director of Strategic Affairs

IFRS Foundation

Katie Murray

Group Chief Financial Officer

NatWest

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

Graeme Pitkethly [until May 2024]

Chief Financial Officer

Unilever

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

Sacha Sadan

ESG Director

FCA

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

Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair

GFANZ

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

David Schwimmer

Chief Executive Officer

LSEG

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

Michelle Scrimgeour

Chief Executive Officer

LGIM

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

Tanya Steele

Chief Executive Officer

WWF UK

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

WWF UK

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

Patrick Arber

Head of International Government Engagement

Aviva

Mark Babington (Observer)

Executive Director, Regulatory Standards

Financial Reporting Council

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

Julie Baddeley

Chair

Chapter Zero

Clara Barby

Senior Partner

Just Climate

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

Nicolette Bartlett

Chief Impact Officer

CDP

Caroline Clark-Maxwell

Project lead – IFRS S2

IFRS/ISSB

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

James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest

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

Richard Crossick

Head of Public Affairs 

Ørsted UK

Harriet Cullum

Global ESG Insights Lead

Diageo 

Andrew Death (Observer)

Deputy Director

Department of Business and Trade

Harry Mesnard

Policy Advisor

Financial Conduct Authority

Helen Edmundson (Observer)

Deputy Director, Green Finance

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Chandra Gopinathan

Senior Investment Manager

Railpen

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

David Harris

Group Head of Sustainable Business

LSEG

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

Vanessa Havard-Williams

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

ShareAction

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

Ingrid Holmes

Executive Director

Green Finance Institute

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

Unilever

Toby MacKean

Global ESG Analyst

LGIM

Richard Manley 

Chief Sustainability Officer

CPP Investments

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

Mark Manning

Independent Advisor

London School of Economics

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

SSE

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

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

ICAEW

Rachel Solomon Williams

Executive Director

Aldersgate Group

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

Chris Stark [until April 2024]

Chief Executive Officer

Climate Change Committee

Hannah Summers

Director, Executive Compensation and Board Advisory / Climate & Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson

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

Chair

IIGCC

Fiona Watson

Senior Director, Redefining Value & Member of the WBCSD Extended Leadership Group

WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)

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

Helen Wildsmith

Stewardship Director, Climate Change

CCLA

Alonso Lanzagorta, GFANZ

Amy Jenkins, DESNZ

Andy Ross, CDP

Annabel Williamson, Bank of England

Ben Fagan-Watson, DESNZ

Catherine Westoby, DESNZ

Chandra Gopinathan, RailPen

Claire Dorrian, LSEG

Dan Altman, DESNZ

Dan Gardiner, IIGCC

David Harris, LSEG

Federico Cellurale, FCA

Gary Kendall, NatWest

Jean-Luc Bourrin, WWF-UK

Jennie Gleed, DESNZ

Jeroen Schmitz, GFANZ

Julie Baddeley, Chapter Zero

Nick Robins, LSE

Nitika Agarwal, WWF-UK

Paul Scaping, Investment Association

Raj Singh, The Phoenix Group

Richard Crossick, Orsted UK

Rory Cronin, Unilever

Rose Mcleod, DESNZ

Ryan Jude, Green Finance Institute

Sebastian Carpanini, LSEG

Sora Utzinger, Aviva Plc

Thomas Lingard, Unilever

Tim Lord, HSBC

Tim Rawlings, Bank of England

Tim Wickenden, DESNZ

Toby MacKean, LGIM

Tony Rooke, GFANZ

Valeria Piani, The Phoenix Group

Xavier Lerin, ShareAction

Working Groups

The TPT set up Workstreams and Working Groups to support the development of all of the TPT’s outputs, with members from financial institutions, corporates, civil society and academia. The TPT’s members have overseen and agreed the governance of all groups and have reviewed all TPT products in advance of publication, overseeing a way of working that has been designed to include a wide balance of stakeholder perspectives and deliver on the TPT’s mandate. This list will be updated soon.

Adam Bower, Cranswick

Alex Brown, BCG

Anne Simonnet, Compass Group

Ben Makowiecki, Lloyds Banking Group

Bryony Waugh, Tesco

Camilla Riddiford, Arla Foods

Carolien Samson, Oxbury Bank

Charlie Song, BCG

Christobal Budnevich-Portales, Transition Pathway Initiative

Courtnay IpTatKuen, Sainsburys

Dave Madigan, Diageo

Duncan Williamson

Ed Steeds, WWF-UK

Eden Cottee-Jones, BCG

Hannah Marsh, Tesco

Harriet Howey, Diageo

Helen McKee, NF Mutual

Jennifer Bell, Barclays

Jia Lili, DEFRA

Kate Bannister, National Farmers Union

Konrad Bishop, DEFRA

Laura Fernandez, Ocado

Lindsay Roome, DEFRA

Louisa Knocker, Sainsburys

Margaret Berry, Kepak

Nitika Agarwal, WWF-UK

Olga Galin, BCG

Paul Marsh, WWF-UK

Paul Rhodes, Greggs

Rachel Hemingway, Climate Bonds Initiative

Radi Ivanova, BCG

Rebecca Thomson, Kepak

Richard Sheane, 3Keel

Rodrigo Barrios, Tesco

Rohit Kaushish, National Farmers Union

Rosie Bradshaw, WRAP

Ruth Davies, Eye Bright Consulting

Sajeev Mohankumar, FAIRR

Samantha Royston, DEFRA

Sara Saloo, BCG

Sue Armstrong-Brown, CDP

Timothy Coates, Oxbury Bank

Chaired by Matt Scott, CGFI and Mark Manning, LSE Grantham Research Institute. Working Group Members include:

  • Abi French, HM Treasury
  • Chris Stark, Climate Change Committee
  • Clara Barby, Just Climate
  • Elisa Noble, FRC
  • Hannah Summers, Willis Towers Watson
  • Harriet Howey, Diageo
  • Kim Wilkinson, HM Treasury
  • Nicolette Bartlett, CDP
  • Phil Delaney, FCA
  • Scott Twigg, CDP
  • Spencer Powell, Just Climate
  • Tim Rawlings, Bank of England
  • Vanessa Havard-Williams

Chaired by Steven Thompson (National Grid) and Sora Utzinger (Aviva Investors), with technical and drafting support from Robert Black and Dr Rory Sullivan (Chronos Sustainability).

  • Helen Wildsmith, CCLA
  • Andy Ross, CDP
  • Dan Gardiner, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Peter Dooley, NatWest
  • Richard Crossick, Ørsted UK
  • Chandra Gopinathan, RailPen
  • Rachel McEwen and Rachel Turner, SSE
  • Raj Singh, The Phoenix Group
  • Antonina Scheer, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE

Chaired by Chris Dodwell (Impax Asset Management) and Pippa Morgan (Aviva) with technical and drafting support from James Hulse (Hindsight Consultancy). Working Group members include:

  • Monica Filkova and Lucy McCracken, Aviva
  • Stephanie Maier, GAM Investments
  • Adrian Fenton, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Paul Scaping, The Investment Association
  • Toby MacKean, Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM)
  • Huw Davies, Make My Money Matter
  • James Hay, Pinsent Masons
  • Chandra Gopinathan, Railpen
  • Carlota Garcia-Manas, Royal London Asset Management
  • Valentin Jahn, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE

Chaired by Chandra Gopinathan (Railpen) with technical and drafting support from Miriam Breitenstein, Mili Fomicov and Evan Hirsch (Baringa). Working Group members include:

  • Hilkka Komulainen and Pauline Vaskou, Aegon UK
  • Monica Filkova and Darren Roberts, Aviva
  • Douglas Clark, BT Pension Scheme
  • Laura Hillis, Church of England Pensions Board
  • Robert Clarke, ClientEarth
  • Richard Manley, CPP Investments
  • David Krivanek and Bella Landymore, Impact Investing Institute
  • Julien Grolee, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Nimisha Sodha, Just Group
  • Wendy Walford, Legal & General
  • Giorgis Hadzilacos, M&G Investments
  • Owen Thorne, Merseyside Pension Fund
  • Katharina Lindmeier, National Employment Savings Trust
  • Bruno Gardner, Phoenix Group
  • Andrew Kitchen, Royal London Group
  • Mark Hill and Brendan Walshe, The Pensions Regulator
  • Stephen Porter, Scottish Widdows
  • Carmen Nuzzo, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE

Chaired by James Close (NatWest) with technical and drafting support from David Croker, Hassaan Khan and Maggie Hamley (PwC). Working Group members include:

  • Amy-Jane Burrell, Bank of England
  • Kim Croucher and Jennifer Bell, Barclays
  • James Vaccaro, Climate Safe Lending Network
  • Owen Tutt and Howard Risby, EOS at Federated Hermes Limited
  • Susannah Fitzherbert-Brockholes and Bibi Surrat Husseinbor, HSBC
  • Dr Sam Cornish and Lucia Graham Wood, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Kevin Treco and Tara Schmidt, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Amy Thomson, Nationwide Building Society
  • Venetia Wingfield and Oliver Breen, Santander UK
  • Carol Storey, Schroders
  • Tom Logan, Standard Chartered
  • David Carlin and Drew Johnson, UNEP-FI
  • Scott Mcfarlane, Virgin Money UK

Chaired by Laura Hillis (Church of England Pensions Board), with technical and drafting support from Dr Rose Clarke, Dr Chris Stockey and Dr Sarah Gordon (Satarla).

  • Jonathan Dunn and Amy Yiannitsarou, Anglo American
  • Philip Lindop, Barclays
  • Tristan Stanley and Andrew Rudyy, BHP
  • Philipa Varris, Horizonte Minerals
  • Dr Sam Cornish, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • George Cheveley, NinetyOne
  • Danny McNeice, Pensana
  • Catriona Bell, Standard Chartered
  • Katie Fedesenko, Teck Resources
  • Ali Amin, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE
  • Tracey Kerr, Non-Executive Director at the Weir Group, Jubilee Metals Group, Hochschild

The Co-Chairs of the Working Group: Paul Marsh (WWF) and Irène Verdier (Tesco), as well as Rodrigo Barrios (who co-chaired previously for Tesco), with technical and drafting support from Eden Cottee-Jones, Olga Galin, Sara Saloo, Caterina Quadrio Curzio and Charlie Song (Boston Consulting Group).

  • Camilla Riddiford, Arla Foods
  • Jennifer Bell, Barclays
  • Rachel Hemingway, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Anne Simonnet, Compass Group
  • Konrad Bishop and Lindsay Roome, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Harriet Cullum and Dave Madigan, Diageo
  • Ruth Davies, Eye Bright Consulting
  • Sajeev Mohankumar, FAIRR Initiative
  • Paul Rhodes, Greggs
  • Ben Makowiecki, Lloyds Bank
  • Rohit Kaushish, National Farmers Union
  • Helen McKee, NFU Mutual Insurance
  • Laura Fernandez, Ocado
  • Carolien Samson and Timothy Coates, Oxbury Bank
  • Courtnay Ip Tat Kuen and Louisa Knocker, Sainsbury’s
  • Hannah Marsh, Tesco
  • Cristóbal Budnevich Portales, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE
  • Rosie Bradshaw, WRAP

Chaired by Vanessa Havard-Williams and Bruce Duguid (EOS at Federated Hermes Limited). Working Group members include:

  • Fiona Maclean and Aaron McDougall, Amundi
  • Andy Ross, CDP
  • Owen Tutt, EOS at Federated Hermes Limited
  • Dan Gardiner, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Tara Schmidt and Kevin Treco, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Adrien Rose and Krista Halttunen, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group
  • Chandra Gopinathan, Railpen
  • Steffen Kram and Christopher Vernon, Banco Santander S.A.
  • Valentin Jahn, Transition Pathway Initiative Centre, LSE
  • Aarti Ramachandran, UBS

Chaired by Faith Ward (Brunel Pension Partnership) and Katie Spooner (Environment Agency), with drafting led by Kit England (Paul Watkiss Associates). Working Group members include:

  • Rick Stathers, Aviva Investors
  • Chiara Trabachii, British International Investment
  • Amir Sokolowski, CDP
  • James Vaccaro, Repattern
  • Sarah Duff, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Bill Donovan, Environment Agency.
  • Jack Bisset, External Reporting Board
  • Yasmin Raza, Financial Conduct Authority
  • William Graham, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Danielle Boyd, IIGCC
  • Leo Donnachie, IIGCC
  • Rowan Douglas, Insurance Development Forum
  • Vanessa Havard-Williams
  • Swenja Surminski, Marsh Maclennan
  • Tim Smith, Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Michael Mullan, OECD
  • Rachel Turner, SSE
  • Sudeshna Raychaudhuri, PRI
  • Arifa Akther, Unilever
  • Nicola Ranger, University of Oxford
 

Chaired by Ed Steeds (WWF UK), who has authored this paper on the Nature Working Group’s behalf. Working Group members include:

  • Will McDonald, WWF UK 
  • Olga Galin and Alex Bull, Boston Consulting Group
  • Kiran Sehra and Harry Mesnard, Aviva Investors/Aviva
  • Ruth Davis, Eyebright Consulting
  • Chandra Gopinathan  and David Vyravipillai, Railpen
  • Katie Leach, Rebecca English, and Olivia Pfeiffer, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Vicky McAllister and Hannah Eskell, Barclays
  • Rhona Turnbull, NatWest
  • Arifa Akther, Unilever
  • Adele Cheli, GSK
  • Sam Gardner, Scottish Power
  • Laurence Cox, Carlsberg Marstons
  • Benjamin Thomas, John Lewis Partnership
  • Toby Roxburgh, ICAEW
  • Miriam van Gool, SBTN
  • Tom Hegarty and Alessandra Melis, TNFD
  • Francesca Recanati and Jeff Stehm, IFRS Foundation
  • Joy Williams and Marie Henniges, GFANZ
  • Sebastian Dunnett, UNEP WCMC
  • Norah Berk, IIGCC
  • Helen Avery, GFI


Observers of the Transition Plan Taskforce Nature Working Group are Neha Dutt (DEFRA) and Carlos Martín Tornero (FCA). This does not pre-empt or endorse any particular policy option that policy makers may adopt in the future.

Special thanks to Nitika Agarwal, WWF UK, co-chair of the Nature Working Group from February to August 2023.

 

Chaired by Nick Robins (Just Transition Finance Lab, Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Brendan Curran (Just Transition Finance Lab, Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Bella Landymore (Impact Investing Institute), with drafting led by Jodi-Ann Wang (Just Transition Finance Lab, Grantham Research Institute, LSE). Working Group members include: 

  • Andrea Saldarriaga, Barclays
  • Martin Casey, Cemex
  • Adam Matthews,Church of England Pensions Board
  • Rae Lindsay, Clifford Chance
  • Tori Watson, Department of Work and Pensions
  • Goze Dogu, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Michaela Wright, HSBC
  • John Morrison, Institute of Human Rights and Business
  • Clara Barby, Just Climate
  • Jenny Smedley, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Krishna Nahal, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Katharina Lindmeier, Nest Pensions
  • Joanna Bonnett, Green Jobs Foundation
  • Carlota Garcia-Manas, Georgian Chiu, and Simonetta Spavieri, Royal London Asset Management
  • Abs Gupta, Siemens Energy
  • Kate Wallace Lockhart and Rachel McEwen, SSE
  • Anna Markova and Mina Minio, Trades Union Congress

Chaired by Heather Buchanan and Elliot Cyriax (Bankers for Net Zero). Working Group members include: 

  • Andrew Griffiths, Institute of Directors
  • Gruffudd Jones, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Hannah Gilbert, British Business Bank
  • Irene Graham, Scale Up Institute
  • Jennifer Tankard, UK Finance
  • Matthew Riley, UK Export Finance
  • Scott Twigg, CDP
  • Simon Gray, ICAEW
  • Sophie Collerton, TPT Secretariat
  • Tony Greenham, British Business Bank
  • Phil Delaney, Financial Conduct Authority (Observer)
 
 

Secretariat

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

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

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

Ira Poensgen

Secretariat Technical Lead

Deputy Head of Policy, CGFI

Nina Pimblett

Sector Guidance Lead

E3G

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

Ben Gilbey

Policy Lead and Sector Guidance Deputy Lead

E3G

Kate Ryan

International Engagement Lead

E3G

Helen Asquith Civil

Director of Communications

TPT Secretariat

José Luis Reséndiz

Technical Advisor

CGFI

Camila Cristancho Duarte, 

Implementation Guidance Intern

TPT Secretariat

Max Rose

Implementation Guidance Support

TPT Secretariat

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

Dr Gireesh Shrimali

Technical Advisor

CGFI