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Speaker Biogs

Barry Carruthers

Head of Innovation & Sustainability


Barry leads the Corporate Innovation and Sustainability function at ScottishPower. This ranges from strategic activities in the decarbonisation of transport and heat and other emerging technologies, to initiatives focused upon the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Following several years in ScottishPower Renewables where Barry led activities in marine energy and wind innovations, he now works across all ScottishPower divisions in order to foster innovations and sustainability across the sector.

Lynne Short

Convenor City Development

Dundee City Council

Lynne Short was first elected as a Councillor in 2016 and following re-election in May 2017 became the convener of the city development committee.
A proud Dundonian, 49 year-old Lynne has worn many hats in a wide and varied career notably as a surveyor, tour guide and mum.
In her role as convener of the city development committee she is one of the key people responsible for the promotion of jobs in the local economy, the maintenance of Dundee's road network, transportation facilities and a wide range of services designed to seek opportunity and respond to the needs of the city as a whole.
Passionate about social justice, equality of opportunity and low carbon transport. Lynne is a tireless and fearless supporter of Dundee and its people.

Moira Nicolson

Senior Behavioural Insights Practitioner


Moira Nicolson is a Senior Behavioural Insights researcher within the Behavioural Insights Unit at Ofgem, the British energy regulator and an Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Energy Institute at University College London. At Ofgem Moira is responsible for providing policymakers with the evidence they need to design effective policy, including through the use of randomised control trials and rapid evidence assessments. Prior to joining Ofgem, Moira completed her PhD in domestic consumer engagement in electricity demand-side response programmes at University College London.