Report | Enhancing Cross-Sector Collaboration: The UK as a world leader in green tech

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WIG is delighted to launch the latest in a new series of reports that examine key topics for the UK's society and economy through our unique cross-sector lens, to see how and where enhanced collaboration could drive progress.

Here we have convened representatives from organisations across the sectors to share insights into establishing the UK as a world leader in green tech; an issue of ever increasing relevance as the UK government pursues a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any feedback, including suggestions for future report topics, is most welcome via email to [email protected]


  • Naveed Chaudhry

    Co-Founder and Head of The Greenhouse, Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Grantham Institute, Imperial College

    Naveed Chaudhry is the co-founder and head of The Greenhouse at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation, part of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College. Prior to this, Naveed was an Executive Director at MCM Partners, a tech-focused merchant bank. Naveed is an advisor to the EU Innovation Fund, as well as various other climate initiatives, VC funds, and accelerators. Naveed also serves as a trustee at the National Energy Foundation.

  • Richard Cockburn


    Womble Bond Dickinson

    Richard Cockburn is a partner in WBD's energy and natural resources group. Richard has worked with developers and contractors in the renewable energy sector on projects ranging from onshore and offshore windfarms to renewable heat, solar, wave, tidal, CCUS and other projects. In addition to being an energy and natural resources lawyer and a commercial lawyer, Richard has many years of experience in competition law, state aid and public procurement.

  • Jo Coleman

    UK Energy Transition Manager


    Jo Coleman is Shell’s UK Energy Transition Manager. Prior to this, Jo was Strategy Director at the Energy Technologies Institute and has 10 years’ experience developing low carbon technologies, energy transition pathways and business strategies. Jo is an independent member of the Government's Net Zero Innovation Board and also advises the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College, Harwell Energy and the British Geological Survey. Jo was awarded an OBE in 2018 and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE.

  • Simon Evans

    Digital Energy Leader


    Simon Evans is Arup's Digital Energy Leader and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). A technology developer and chartered mechanical engineer, Simon has a background in the structural and mechanical design and analysis of offshore structures in the oil & gas and renewables sectors. He is the author of the digital twin maturity spectrum, an active Council member of IMechE and the Delivery Team Lead for the National Digital Twin programme, part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain.



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