CONGRATULATIONS to Claire Haigh who will lead the Zemo Partnership (formerly Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership/LowCVP), effective 01 January 2024.
The Zemo Partnership has worked with government and the widest range of stakeholders for over 20 years to deliver key policies and initiatives to accelerate the decarbonisation of UK road transport.
Former head of the organisation, Andy Eastlake, is stepping down after more than a decade leading the Partnership having helped steer sustained progress in transport decarbonisation.
Claire Haigh has an enviable track record in the sector. Shw was the Founder and CEO of Greener Vision (formerly Greener Transport Solutions) and Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub. She was also previously CEO of Greener Journeys, an evidence-based campaign organisation (2009-20) funded by the major public transport companies which was established to highlight the environmental and associated benefits of bus travel. Claire also currently chairs the Delivery and Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Joint Air Quality Unit (Defra/DfT).
Claire has been working closely with Zemo/LowCVP for many years. As the Partnership’s Vice Chair, in early 2023 she carried out a wide-ranging survey of the views of senior stakeholders on the past role and future opportunities for Zemo, providing input to a strategic review commissioned for the Partnership’s 20th anniversary year.
The key conclusion of the review was that the priority now for net zero is the delivery of targets. This will be the Partnership’s primary focus under Claire’s leadership. A Zero Emission Mobility Taskforce has been established to support this purpose.
The departing Andy Eastlake, a founding member of LowCVP in 2003, has been a leading figure in the UK’s low – now zero – carbon transport world for the last two decades, speaking at many conferences, seminars and other events as well as appearing widely in the media and as an independent adviser to a wide range of government and other transport decarbonisation initiatives.
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