Some of the UK’s most experienced sustainable manufacturers lead our Discussion Rooms, deliver keynote presentations and take part in a panel. They will share their experiences and current plans, in addition to answering your questions.
30 Years in Dairy Manufacturing, working in various positions, covering Technical, Environmental, H&S and Sustainability Other areas of experience cover Wastewater Treatment, Project Management and Lean Management. My passion is the environment and the understanding of the many different ways we can all help make a difference for a sustainable future.
Director, Manufacturing & Industrial Sales. UKI Google Cloud
Anne-Marie has helped businesses evolve and transform through technology over the past 25 years, having worked at organisations including SAP and IBM. From the early days of advising on data centre, storage and security solutions, to later digital transformation. This includes people and processes, involving finance, HR, marketing and procurement. She is passionate about using data and technology to help deliver better outcomes for businesses, clients and societal improvement. A leader for Women in Technology and an ally for driving inclusivity for underrepresented minorities.
Ben studied biology at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2015. He went on to join Simpsons Malt in 2016 as the Technical Officer for the agricultural merchanting side of the business McCreath Simpson & Prentice. The role involved him in all aspects of practical agronomy and on-farm advice which led to working alongside farming customers to maximise yield whilst only applying inputs where justified, ultimately working to reduce the carbon footprint of the resulting crop.
In May 2021 Ben became Sustainability Manager for Simpsons Malt which sees him managing the delivery of the organisation’s sustainability strategy, working alongside functional managers to devise and deliver agreed strategy implementation plans and develop relationships with key sustainability stakeholders to ensure strategic alignment.
Global Manufacturing and Automotive Industry LeadAppian
Gary is an experienced manufacturing executive with more than 23 years leading and managing operations and supply chain functions. Gary has held leadership positions in plant operations, EMEA and North America aftermarket businesses and corporate supply chain where he drove large scale digital transformations with focus on strategy development, performance metrics, data-driven process improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and global initiatives in supply chain & logistics. Gary holds a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Joe joined Page Group in 2011 with a remit focused on the full manufacturing spectrum making him a specialist in this sector from Engineering, Manufacturing, Technical and the wider Supply Chain. With extensive experience in this area Joe is focused on understanding the businesses and people he works with to deliver the right solution for them. Engrossed solely within the Midlands region Joe has built a strong network of Manufacturing Professionals who he endeavours to support through their career. Following building teams in the Michael Page business across Logistics, Property & Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing and Procurement and Supply Chain Joe’s passion has always been on delivering personally for his customers with a best in class service which is where he is now positioned with in Michael Page Brand part of Page Group.
Louise has a wealth of knowledge and experience across all business aspects in a number of industries within companies of various sizes. Including the management of Health, Safety and Welfare, Quality Assurance, Environmental Management Systems, Bid Management, Document Control, Training & Development Co-ordination and HR duties.
General Manager for Environmental ProtectionBMW Group
I am an automotive engineer (BEng Hons, MSc and AMIMechE) with nearly 20 years’ experience in development, quality, supplier management and project management. I am responsible for Corporate Real Estate for the BMW Group in all EMEA location outside Germany. My relevant responsibilities are Environmental Protection, sustainability, waste management and energy across a varying portfolio of manufacturing sites, office buildings, shared building and retail outlets. I have worked in many countries over the years, Japan (engine development), US (manufacturing sites auditing and sales organisational development), Philippines (Production Set up), Germany (Plant Construction and Facilities), Russia (Plant construction) and the UK (supplier management, project management, facilities) to name a few.
Having started his contact centre career over 25 years ago as a customer services agent within a telesales team. Murray moved his way up becoming a Trainer, Team Manager and even Solution Designer. As a result, Murray is uniquely equipped to help businesses realise the potential benefits available to them with Unified Communications (UCaaS) and Contact Centre (CCaaS) Technology.
His expertise in Business Transformation and Digital Adoption has helped a variety of organisations to implement best in class customer engagement solutions, promote service excellence to both internal and external markets and assisted in the alignment of operational strategies with a suitable technology road-map.
Murray is passionate about enabling traditional and heavily regulated industries through their transition into the modern world of digitally led applications and cloud delivered technology.
He has created award winning environments for a host of Manufacturing Enterprises who have to factor in security, compliance and various international working practices into their technology roadmaps.
Natasha Mosscrop has worked at Kerry for 17 years, joining on their commercial graduate programme. Natasha is an experienced Social Sustainability Leader and over her career in Kerry has worked in roles spanning Sales, Category, Trade Marketing and Strategy. Prior to her current role as Social Sustainability Lead, Natasha was Head of Inclusion and Diversity for Kerry Foods where she succeeded in building a strategy, roadmap and champion network for the business. Credited with extensive knowledge in managing change, collaboration and influence and the power of culture, she is passionate about enabling people to be at their best and the tangible benefits to business that this brings.
Oriol Margó is the Sustainability Transformation Leader for Kimberly-Clark in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He’s responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability strategies on Climate, Plastics, Water and Climate footprint programs as well as Social Impact bringing a transformational approach to accelerate execution. In the past, Oriol covered different areas of responsibility for Kimberly -Clark across EMEA in Value Stream, Cost Transformation, Research and Development, Engineering Project Management and Manufacturing with assignments and projects across its European Mills. Oriol has an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a Post-Master Technological degree (PDEng) from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Rash is a senior leader with extensive experience in digital transformation and Industry 4.0 (Digital Manufacturing/Smart Manufacturing). He works with all levels of the organisation on digital strategy and business transformation. His goal is to inspire and lead high performing teams for a better future. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to lead diverse global teams to create value and competitive advantage. He is passionate about community investment, STEM and diversity and inclusion. Over the last decade, Rash has held several leadership positions at Rolls-Royce, leading technology strategy, development and implementation. Currently, he leads Manufacturing Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, Smart Factory, Business Intelligence and Lo-Code/ No-Code platforms. He believes the democratisation of emerging digital capabilities will define the next generation of business transformation.
R&D Sustainability Lead - Global ConfectioneryNestle
Experienced in delivering holistic strategy across complex geographical and technological environments. A background routed in engineering but complemented with a deep understanding of the broad environmental challenges facing modern manufacturing. A history of delivering world-class results in carbon reductions through innovative investments & pioneering collaborative activities. Leading the global Confectionery Net Zero Carbon Strategy through the development and execution of an ambitious, global carbon reduction program. The primary objective is to align the ambitions of the Confectionery category with Corporate Nestlé Science-Based Targets to reduce carbon to Net Zero by 2050.
As CTO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre Sam is responsible for the HVMC technology plan. He chairs the HVMC CTO forum, advises the boards on technology strategy, and builds relationships with senior figures in research councils, academia and industry.
Sara joined Severfield in 2016 as part of the health and safety team. It was whilst carrying out this role that she developed a passion for sustainability and became the first dedicated sustainability colleague within Severfield. In this role she assists in managing and developing Severfield’s sustainability performance, and building relationships across the business and wider industry to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of everything that Severfield does.
Director of Research Industrial SustainabilityIfM (Institute for Manufacturing), University of Cambridge
Professor Steve Evans leads research at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge that seeks to deliver sustainable change at scale. This includes programmes in sustainable business model innovation, system transformation, the limits of efficiency and sustainable policy making in developing countries. He spent 15 years in industry and has over 30 years of academic experience which includes working collaboratively around the globe. In 2019, Steve was recognised by his peers for academic excellence by his election as Member of Academia Europaea. He has been Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords and is also a serial clean-tech start-up founder.
Currently overseeing all of The Manufacturer’s podcast and video content whilst thoroughly enjoying working with the amazing people within manufacturing. Formerly of That’s TV; producing long and short form video news stories and presenting news shows for nightly 6pm shows airing across the south of England. Proficient in understanding complex and delicate subject matters with a thoughtful and thorough examination of news angles. Always striving to make pieces multi-faceted and interesting. Extensive background in broadcasting, which began as a sports commentator and presenter for Puritans Radio.