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Speaker Biogs

Andy Kerr

Director

Climate-KIC

Andy Kerr is the UK and Ireland Director for EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest innovation agency for climate solutions which works with cities, industry and regions to deliver transformational change. This includes working with Edinburgh on their net zero by 2030 plans. Previously, Andy founded and directed ECCI, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and the Scottish Centre of Expertise on Climate Change: ClimateXChange. He is a non-executive Director of Scottish Renewables.

Claire Mack

Chief Executive

Scottish Renewables

Claire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s work to grow Scotland’s renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.

Claire is a member of the First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group, co-chaired by Scotland’s Energy Minister.

Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses.

Prior to this Claire worked in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England.

Paul Minto

Head of Low Carbon Transport

GreenPower

Paul has recently joined GPI to lead the development of the low carbon transport sector. GPI is a renewable energy generator and project developer committed to providing electricity, hydrogen and other energy sources for transport. Paul was a Partner in the Infrastructure Projects & Energy team at international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, until late 2019 and is now focused on promoting commercially viable transport projects that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Daisy Narayanan

Director of Urbanism

Sustran

Daisy Narayanan is the Director of Urbanism for Sustrans where her role involves interweaving policy, public realm design and a broad integration of key place principles to help create liveable towns and cities, within the remit of Sustrans vision and mission.

Daisy is on the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland and sits on the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund panel. She was on the Active Travel Task Force set up by the Minister for Transport and the Islands and is a member of the Scottish Transport Awards judging panel.

Drawing on her previous experience working as an architect and urban designer in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.

A music aficionado, a bookworm and a linguist, Daisy spends her time enjoying the Scottish outdoors with her husband and two children.

Moira Nicolson

Senior Behavioural Insights Manager

Ofgem

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.

Morag Watson

Director of Policy

Scottish Renewables

Morag is Scottish Renewables’ Director of Policy. Her work involves overseeing Scottish Renewables’ policy function and key projects within Scotland’s leading renewables trade body, working on behalf of 250+ organisations to grow Scotland’s renewable energy sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.

Morag has worked in policy for over 15 year and was previously a Senior Policy Officer with WWF Scotland, specialising in climate change, sustainable development and behaviour change. During this time, she worked on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change and Sustainable Development Action Plans, worked as an advisor to UNESCO and helped found the Scotland’s Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development within the University of Edinburgh.

Morag holds a degree in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Edinburgh, is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader and lives in a self-built eco-home in Central Scotland.

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