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The Southern Sustainability Partnership is working hard to bring you another great lineup of presenters in 2022.
Presenters will include experts in important topics such as energy and waste, alongside organisations that have
put projects in place that they are keen to share with you.

NEW...This year we will also feature speakers on the show floor itself, with exhibitors that will share the
products, technologies, services and expertise making their mark today.

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Corporate Partnerships Manager
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment - IEMA


Greening your organisation: A Blueprint for a Green Workforce Transformation

The shift to a green economy will create green jobs within new and emerging sectors, while those working in existing sectors will have to gain the requisite green skills to take advantage of business sustainability.In response to the global need for action, the UK Government has set out the need for the UK to lead in transforming our economy so that it is ‘Net Zero’ in totality by 2050. A YouGov poll commissioned by IEMA for the report’s launch, found that 56% of the British public had not heard of green jobs, with 62% not understanding what the term green skills meant, and 65% said they didn't have any access to green skills training. All organisations will be expected to commit and contribute to mitigating and repairing environmental damage. Doing so while remaining economically viable will require different ways of operating from top to bottom, placing new demands on workers at all levels. The IEMA and Deloitte report paints a picture of an accelerating drive to build this greener workforce across the UK economy. In preparing it, we have developed a succinct set of insights intended to help organisations design their strategic green workforce transformation.


Operations Director
Southampton International Airport

Awaiting Bio and Topic

Born in South Shields and a lifelong Sunderland fan, Steve is Operations Director at Southampton Airport. Previous roles in Aviation include Managing Director of Aberdeen Airport and VP of Ground Handling at dnata Heathrow. Steve entered aviation as a second career, following 21 years in the Army. In 2010 he served in Afghanistan working for General Petraeus as a strategist based in the HQ and Karzai’s Presidential Palace. He left the Army in 2012 as a Lt Col and commanding officer of a REME Battalion in Tidworth. Settling in Salisbury, Southampton has been his local airport for the last 12 years. One of his biggest challenges has been securing approval for the runway extension at SOU. A keen guitarist and hill walker, Steve is planning to walk the South Downs Way this year.

TOPIC: Sustainability challenges at Southampton Airport


Co-Founder - Single Organising Idea
Neil is a highly experienced and internationally renowned sustainability advisor, consultant and author who specialises in helping businesses to reorganise around sustainable ideas. He is best known as the conceiver of Single Organising Idea (SOI®), a proven approach to organisational management that ensures purpose is made real for the benefit of all stakeholders. A co-founder of tech company, SOI (www.soi.org) , Neil is also author of CORE (a Business Book of the Year Finalist) and CORE The Playbook. Video footage - 0.56seconds: Changing Business for Good: Lets talk about how

Workshop: Neil will be running a free workshop following his Keynote, to book please contact us via


Caroline CARLIN
Operations & Sustainability

Caroline joined Southampton Football Club in 2018 and in her role as Operations and Sustainability Manager has been instrumental in the development and launch of the club’s sustainability strategy ‘The Halo Effect’, making company-wide improvements across four key pillars - Environmental Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility, Fan Responsibility and Social Responsibility – with the club being recognised for its progress in becoming more environmentally sustainable by rising to 3rd place in the 2021 Premier League Sustainability table. Through developing The Halo Effect, Caroline has become an active member in sports sustainability networks in the UK and was recently appointed to the Management Board at The British Association for Sustainable Sport.

TOPIC: Southampton Football Club's journey to launching the Halo Effect. The improvements they have made to rise up the sustainability league table, and the importance of a supportive sustainability network to help guide them along the way.


Operations Director for Europe
YUGO Student Accommodation

Bio and company information to follow shortly.

Topic: Energy Management and Reduction: Title and summary to follow shortly.



Associate Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services

About Alan

Alan Holm is Associate Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY. He leads EY’s sustainability projects for private businesses and leads EY’s global team on the World Economic Forum’s common Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics program.​ In this role, Alan has engaged with many of the world’s largest companies and investors, plus other actors in the ESG reporting eco-system, including regulators, standard setters, data platforms and ESG rating agencies.​ Alan has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and data analytics. He re-joined EY in 2020 after six years in leadership roles at a FTSE20 global data and analytics business, where he led their strategic transition towards sustainability.

Sustainability opportunities for organisations: Creating and protecting value. Viewing sustainability through the lens of strategic opportunity rather than just risk management. Need to focus on risk, but not exclusively: the increasing risks directly caused by climate factors and the evolving regulatory environment. Using sustainability to improve operational performance, review costs, efficiencies and employee productivity, and access lower cost of capital. Spotlight on EY’s journey – taking bold action with transparency.


Managing Director
Osmond Ergonomics

About Guy
Guy Osmond has been in the business of workplace ergonomics for nearly thirty years. As a result, he has been talking about wellbeing and the links between physical and mental health since before these were commonplace conversation topics. He still gets really animated about the connections between staff health, happiness, engagement and productivity.

TOPIC: Topic summary to follow from Guy shortly.
Workplace health is an important issue and one that many organisations take seriously when ensuring correct spaces and work stations. However, now more and more of us are working from home which causes a serious issue for companies. Guy will help tackle this issue.


Jamie HALL
Chief Sustainability Officer

Jamie leads Zenergi's technical division, Briar, alongside helping to drive their ambitious environmental, social value and corporate governance strategy. Ensuring Zenergi limit their impact on the environment and play their part in preventing climate change.

TOPIC: Powering a Sustainable Future

Location: Matthew Le Tissier Suite

Sanjay LOBO (MBE)
Chief Operating Officer

About Sanjay Logo
Sanjay Lobo is the CEO of onHand, the impact app. Prior to onHand, Sanjay served on the exec team at two unicorns, Lastminute.com (one of the UK's first dotcom unicorns) and Vistaprint (Nasdaq listed, with 17m customers) leading growth teams across the EU and US. In 2019, he founded onHand with the aim of solving some of society's biggest issues using technology.

About onHand
onHand is the all-in-one tool to engage your team in environmental and social good. onHand lets employees learn and take action on the issues that matter. From youth mentoring, food poverty and elderly help to fighting climate change with CO2e tracked eco-pledges for mass collective impact. They’ve won an armful of awards, including Best Employee Engagement Volunteering Tool 2022.

Topic: To be added shortly.

Location:Matthew Le Tissier Suite

James FORD
Head of Enterprise and Skills
Solent LEP

About James

James joined the Solent LEP in April 2018 as Business Engagement and Growth Hub Manager, and was appointed Head of Enterprise and Skills in 2021. Before joining the LEP James was Business development Manager at Southampton Football Club and was responsible for sourcing and activating new partnerships with both small and large employers. James`s Previous roles included Project Manager & Mobilisation Manager and Head of Apprenticeships and Employability, whereby James was responsible for the implementation of new contracts, Business engagement and operational delivery across numerous regions throughout England. Prior to this James was a professional football player with AFC Bournemouth and Personal trainer, having set up and created his own business.

Topic: Solent LEP Sustainability Support Programme - Open to all businesses based in the Solent region.

This is a free service for SMEs, and James will be able to give a broad presentation on this at the expo.

Location:Matthew Le Tissier Suite

Speaker to be added Shortly
Bryte Energy

TOPIC: To be added shortly

Location: Matthew Le Tissier Suite