You’ll hear from three regional organisation how they’re addressing the sustainability challenge and how we can all begin to make an impact, collaborate and learn from each other in just two minutes.
Ben Rhodes –
Deputy Regional Director
– South West, Confederation of British industry
Since graduating from the Plymouth Business School in 2008 with an MSc in Business and Management, Ben has held a number of senior roles in the region, focusing mainly on economic development, supporting regional businesses and lobbying for policy change. Ben has been with the CBI for almost three years, where his role is to ensure CBI members across the South West have a strong voice on government policy issues that affect them and their sectors, helping to dive change and to secure the best environment possible for them to operate.
Laura Parry – Environmental and Compliance Manager, Princess Yachts
Laura has recently taken on the exciting role as Environmental and Compliance Manger at Princess Yachts. This position focuses on assisting the company with reducing their environmental impact through embedding sustainability into their working practices, policies and procedures and reviewing compliance against ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
With a Masters in Environmental Science and over 18 years’ experience in the environmental field, Laura has worked with a range of organisations from local government, education, engineering and charity. Passionate about inspiring people to change minds and attitudes towards more sustainable practices, Laura enjoys working on innovative projects which capture people’s imagination.
Laura has successfully achieved Gold Fairtrade Status for an establishment, been the lead on installing infrastructure for electric vehicles, project managed the development of an allotment site as well as a forest school and wildflower meadow.
Experienced in delivering motivational training, Laura has successfully worked with stakeholders including the Ministry of Defence to provide education programmes, enabling collaborative work to assess opportunities for environmental improvement.
Nicky Green – Chief Operations Officer, The 2 Minute Foundation
Nicky has a BA (Hons) in Technical Communication and has since worked in varied project management based roles throughout her career in between motherhood, which for her is the most challenging project of all!
Her previous roles range from: an asset management executive PA, touring the UK as a music PR, a volunteer for a women’s empowerment charity in India, exhibitions events management, marketing executive at a recruitment firm, office manager, bookkeeper and a financial press officer. Her current role, Chief Operations Officer, acquired at the beginning of the year and after five years’ experience in the sector, uses her strengths to manage the operations, projects and day to day running of this rapidly growing charity.