The Energy Saving Trust’s first blog was The Carbon Challenge, started by our Chief Executive, Philip Sellwood. Philip’s passion for spreading the word, and finding ways to communicate that, is fuelling our expansion into this new, organisation-wide blog which will give our staff, stakeholders and partners a place to share their commitment, knowledge, and enthusiasm for a whole world of energy-conscious activity.
Philip is still an important contributor to the Energy Saving Trust’s blog. A lot of the ideas you see featured as posts originate with him, and the monthly “Letter From Philip” will be an insight into the life and thoughts of a key player in the reduction of the UK’s carbon emissions.
Philip Sellwood has been the Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust since 2003.
Philip spent twenty years at Marks & Spencer, which he joined as a graduate and left as Director of Group Strategy, and has also been Commercial Managing Director for the Thresher Group.
In the last 15 years he has also worked with the DTI/Defra, for an educational charity, and as Ministerial Advisor at the Home Office. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Improvement and Development Agency.
Philip also sits on the Editorial Board of Sustain magazine and on the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Board. He is a member of the UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre) and a member of several influential Government task forces, including the Government & Industry 2016 Zero Carbon Housing Force. He is also an Independent Commissioner on the LGA Climate Change Commission, and a trustee of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Philip has three children. His personal interests include wine, cricket, food and the arts. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.