Environmental Audit Committee
Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, has Chaired the Environmental Audit Committee since February 2016, having been re-elected as Chair in July 2017. She has previously had Shadow Ministerial roles at the Departments for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Health, International Development and Transport.
Head of Climate Programme
Alice Garton is Head of Climate at Europe's leading environmental law charity, ClientEarth. The programme uses legal advocacy, advice and litigation to accelerate government policies and corporate investment strategies that are consistent with a net zero emissions future. In addition to her role at ClientEarth, Alice is also co-investigator for the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative at the University of Oxford.
Prior to joining ClientEarth, Alice worked for 15 years as a lawyer in large defence law firms acting for company directors in commercial litigation and insolvency disputes, and then as Senior Legal Counsel at Brookfield in London. Alice graduated with first class honours in both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She has a double degree in Law and Politics from Charles Darwin University (in Australia) and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from University College London.
Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs
Caroline joined Landsec in April 2015, where she is delivering the company's ambition for industry leadership on sustainability. She is responsible for both setting strategy and delivery. Her work is focused on creating jobs and opportunities, efficient use of natural resources and sustainable design and innovation. Recent achievements include moving the company to 100% renewable electricity provision, setting new science-based carbon and energy reduction targets, installing the UK's largest array of PV on a shopping centre and establishing a partnership with several UK prisons to support ex-offenders back into employment. She is also responsible for Landsec's public affairs strategy and programme. Prior to joining Landsec, Caroline was COO of PwC's Sustainability & Climate Change team where she worked with a number of clients to develop leading sustainability programmes.
Hermes Investment Management
Saker was appointed CEO in May 2012, having been acting CEO since November 2011. Saker joined the firm in June 2009 as Head of Investment and Executive Board Director. He is responsible for leading the firm's growth strategy and ensuring that Hermes continues to deliver excellent long-term investment performance, responsibly. Under his leadership, Hermes has achieved outstanding year-on-year growth in sales, revenues and profitability, while contributing to the debate on improving the contribution of financial services to society. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Carbon Tracker, an independent financial think tank providing analysis of the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels.