Matthew Taylor, Lord Taylor of Goss Moor
Chairman: David Edmondson
David is a previous chair person of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West last year and has been a member of the Institute for over 20 years. He is currently Strategic Developments Manager at Cornwall Council, responsible for major planning applications across the county.
He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has served in policy and development management roles for several local authorities. He has a passion for providing affordable housing, for renewable energy and for sustainable design and construction. He Chairs the Board of the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) and is on the Board of Devon & Cornwall Housing Association (Cornwall CIC).
Mark was a former Director of Apprenticeships and Work Place Learning Projects at Cornwall College.
Chris Coonick is Senior Consultant at the BRE National Solar Centre, based at the Eden Project. She has been working in the renewable energy industry since 2010 following the completion of a Masters in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology. With a background in Electrical Engineering, her experience includes developing a solar powered vaccine refrigerator for UNICEF, designing hybrid renewable energy systems for UN agencies, and more recently, completing low carbon technology research for DECC. Through her role at BRE she has been involved in a number of funded research projects, working with a wide variety of organisations, universities and stakeholders in the solar PV industry. As a STEM Ambassador for Cornwall, member of the Cornwall Clean Energy Industrial Advisory Group and Director of WREN, Chris is passionate about giving the next generation and her local community the opportunity for a sustainable low carbon future and encouraging women into engineering roles.
Catherine is a Partner at Ceres Associates – Sustainability Consultants and an Associate at University of Exeter with experience in CEEQUAL Assessments & Verification, Construction Environmental Management Plans, University lecturing & research, training & workshops, ISO 14001 Compliance for SMEs, site waste management plans, auditing, bid submissions and tender reviews.