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The Southern Sustainability Partnership is working hard to bring you another great lineup of presenters in 2023.
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.

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Introducing your Host - Keynote Speaker Theatre 1

Astrid Davies - Astrid Davies Consultancy

Markus Liebher Lounge . 2nd Floor . Main Stadium Entrance

Astrid works with leaders and their teams to bring about sustainable change. An advocate for the environmental movement since the 1980s, she led the Eco Island initiative team on the Isle of Wight, and is delighted to count environmental advisors as part of her varied client base today.

Caroline CARLIN - Premiership Team Southampton Football Club

Caroline CARLIN
Operations & Sustainability

10.00 am

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.

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.


Steve SZALAY - Southampton International Airport

Southampton International Airport
Operations Director

11.00 am

TOPIC: Sustainability challenges at Southampton Airport

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.


Alan DARBY - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment - IEMA

Corporate Partnerships Manager


Greening your organisation: A Blueprint for a Green Workforce Transformation

11.30 am

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.


Guy OSMOND - Osmond Ergonomics

Managing Director
Osmond Ergonomics

TOPIC: ERGONOMICS, WELLBEING & SUSTAINABILITY – keeping your people and the planet happy, healthy and productive

12.00 pm

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. 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.


Andrew CHILDERS - Beyond Procurement Ltd

Chief Operating Officer

Topic: To be confirmed


TOPIC: Keynote topic: Cost and Carbon Reduction: saving today, for tomorrow

13.00 pm

About Andrew
Andrew has an extensive career spanning blue-chip, central government, local government, not-for-profit, and private sector organisations. With 28 years of executive level business experience. Andrew established the company in 2007 to help and support businesses of all levels. His hands on experience of working with private and public sector organisations means that he ensures the Beyond Procurement team constantly offer the best-in-class, high value add services.

BEng in Product Design. HNC in Technical Engineering. ONC in Computer Aided Engineering. Diploma (with Hons) in clinical hypnotherapy. Registered Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), EFQM (Business excellence) Assessor, Six Sigma Green Belt. Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law. Negotiation, Cost Reduction, OJEU, Value Engineering/Analysis, Kaizen, Relationship Management. Sustainable Supply Chain. Waste Management Best Practice.

Beyond Procurement Ltd
Beyond Procurement Ltd is a procurement consultancy for improving business profits while caring for the planet. We serve those who want to take action in a time of climate crisis and rising costs. We provide cost and carbon reduction solutions to businesses, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and local authorities in a knowledgeable, caring manner while helping them feel empowered and giving the support they need. As experts in sustainable procurement, we have helped tens of thousands of businesses improve their profits, eliminate waste to landfill and reduce the impact they have on the planet, significantly boosting company image, pride and brand value. Award-winning - Everything we do is centred around reducing cost and carbon from the business and have been awarded the Green Apple Award, Green Ambassador Award and the Sussex Business Award for the various zero to landfill schemes.

Alan HOLM - EY

Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services

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.


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.


Introducing your Host - Presenter Sessions in Theatre 2

Dermot Murphy - DM IT and Office Print Solutions

Matthew Le Tissier Suite . 2nd Floor . Main Stadium Entrance

Dermot Murphy’s company is DM IT and Office Print Solutions, an organisation that helps businesses across the UK work smarter, cutting unnecessary cost and waste out of their document-related processes. They specialise in advising, implementing, and supporting print strategies within organisations in order to deliver cost savings, improved efficiency, increased productivity and enhanced security. DM IT Office has a large portfolio of expertise and solutions including Document Management, Internet Security, Automation of invoice and forms processes, 3D printers, visitor management, Mobile and Cloud printing, Managed Print and IT Services, and Document Workflow Processes. 

James FORD - Solent LEP

James FORD
Head of Enterprise and Skills
Solent LEP

Topic: Solent LEP Sustainability Support Programme - Open to all businesses based in the Solent region. A free service for SMEs.

10.30 am

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.

Location:Matthew Le Tissier Suite

Ben TUTT - Bryt Energy

Business Development Manager

Topic: Navigating a changing energy landscape in the approach to net zero

11.00 am

About Bryt Energy

Working with forward thinking I&C businesses to build solutions to address the challenges of sustainability, rising energy costs and managing energy assets Bryt Energy supply zero carbon, 100% renewable energy from wind, hydro & solar to businesses across the UK.

Location: Matthew Le Tissier SuiteE

Steve WHETTINGSTEEL - Krysteline

CEO & Managing Director at Krysteline

Topic: Developing a more Sustainable Glass Recycling System

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About Steve

Steve Whettingsteel has extensive experience in developing specialised engineered solutions for the waste management sector, particularly in the recovery and refinement of glass has refined a strategy for approaching resource recovery from a clearer and more tangible perspective. A hands on approach in the development of an International corporate strategy has reinforced a belief that all waste glass arising’s can and should be recovered with equal priority and importance. Steve's research and development experience amassed over 20 years in his earlier role as Technical Director at Krysteline culminated in a portfolio of technologies and a strategy which supports not only the recovery of glass for remelt but also the capability to produce high quality fully refined sands and powders for new and emerging global markets. Maximising the economic benefit of all glass no matter its size or quality dramatically decreases the carbon footprint of glass recycling, recovery and reuse whereby meeting the fundamentals of a circular economy.

When taking over as CEO and Managing Director of Krysteline Technologies in 2011 Steve prioritised his activities in the re-education of historical and misguided perceptions of how a glass recycling strategy could be applied across a modern global marketplace. He established with Krysteline a global distributor based engineering and sales network as well as cooperate with corporations and governments to increase their use of recycled products across a broad spectrum of markets defined by value, carbon impact and sustainability.

Continuous R&D activities have also resulted in the emergence of new technologies at Krysteline which improve the efficiency of processing and recovery of precious metals from slags as well as size reduction of a number of minerals and ores and sea shells. The recent introduction of the highly innovative Pyro Drier for refinement of heavily contaminated glass adds credibility to our strategy of recovering all collected glass no matter its collection method or quality.

Jamie HALL - Zenergi

Jamie HALL
Chief Sustainability Officer

TOPIC: Powering a Sustainable Future

12.30 pm

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.

Location: Matthew Le Tissier Suite

Sanjay LOBO (MBE) onHand

Sanjay LOBO (MBE)
Chief Operating Officer

Topic: Making Sustainability Action Simple. How to Engage your whole Team with doing good
Purposeful business is taking centre stage but how do you move the ESG agenda from the boardroom and engage your whole team? Sanjay will showcase the simple actions companies can take to drive huge company engagement, showcasing recent examples from clients such as Domestic & General and Trainline. 

13.00 pm

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, (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.

Location:Matthew Le Tissier Suite

Dr. Paul WRIGHT - MLA College

Senior Academician

Topic: Combining and accrediting work and education in sustainability – Sustainability in Practice.

Paul’s talk will focus on the award MSc Sustainability in Practice. This programme has been designed for leaders and managers, enabling them to gain a postgraduate award through reflective practice which creates sustainable change within their teams.

13.30 pm

Paul is an environmental scientist with over 25 years’ experience teaching in UK Higher Education. Starting out studying deep sea marine sediments, he moved to a post-doctoral position at the National Oceanographic Centre, examining the responses of local estuarine waters to influxes of nutrients by agricultural and wastewater inputs. He moved to the precursor of Solent University to teach both marine and terrestrial environmental science, developing much of his work in lab, field, and workshop contexts, preferring to focus upon developing students hard and soft skills within thecontext of more realistic work scenarios. He is currently programme manager for the new portfolio of sustainable development offers at MLA College, a relatively new institution registered with the Office for Students and whose degrees are validated by the University of Plymouth. Building on previous successes in educating students in maritime and marine studies through part-time distance learning, these new Programmes look to provide opportunities for professionals to upskill and expand their sustainability credentials through both under and postgraduate awards. These new awards coincide with MLA College becoming the official academic partner of CIFAL City of London, the 25th international training and research centre of the CIFAL Global Network and part of the United Nation’s UNITAR organisation. Paul’s talk will focus on the first of these awards to become live, the MSc Sustainability in Practice. This programme has been designed for leaders and managers, enabling them to gain a postgraduate award through reflective practice which creates sustainable change within their teams.

Richard MARSH - BDB Pitmans


Topic: Decarbonising a law firm and maximising the collateral business opportunities

Richard is a partner within the Infrastructure Planning team at the national law firm, BDB Pitmans. Specialising in securing planning consent for a wide variety of major energy (solar, energy-from-waste, nuclear, wind, hydrogen), transport and commercial development projects. Richard leads BDB Pitmans’ Energy practice, and is head of the firm’s Climate Action Strategy Group, driving our push towards reaching Net Zero by 2050, and he also writes a regular blog on net zero and clean energy issues.

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