GF 100 Most Influential
The GreenFleet 100 Most Influential
100 NEW Edward Kulperger European Vice President, Geotab Geotab’s technology is proven at getting the most out of electric vehicles. Ethical grocer Farmdrop recorded a 27 per cent improvement in EV range and 33 per cent improvement in driver safety thanks to Geotab and LEVL technology. Geotab expanded its presence in the EV space with the acquisition of FleetCarma last year.
99 Kevin Bradshaw Chief Executive, Northgate Vehicle Hire Northgate’s ‘We Buy You Rent’ scheme supports customers in becoming greener and more efficient, removing barriers that can exist in terms of upgrading an owned fleet to a greener alternative.
98 NEW Doctor Euan McTurk Electrochemist, Dukosi Batteries Angela Pisanu, editor, GreenFleet
Welcome to the third GreenFleet 100 Most Influential list. It is a time when the GreenFleet team casts its mind over the last year and filters out the top names that we feel have had the most impact on shaping the low-carbon transport agenda. The list is made up of individuals for central and local government, industry associations, fleet managers, charities, car manufacturers, and businesses that supply the sector. What ties them together is their contribution to making the fleet and motoring industry more environmentally-friendly. This year saw us wish we could go beyond one hundred, as we were impressed with the individuals striving to clean up road transport emissions and air quality. There are 29 new entrants; many are winners or commended individuals from our GreenFleet Awards past and present, people that we have met during our events across the country, or industry figures that contribute to the magazine. Accommodating so many new people has meant some considerable movement on the list, with many climbing, many dropping and some leaving the list – for this year anyway. New to the top ten is the BEIS’s Claire Perry who has responsibility for government’s Industrial Strategy and international climate change, meaning her role often crosses over into the green side of transport. GreenFleet’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award winner Matthew Eastwood also joins the list for the first time. Following an impressive career focusing on sustainable transport, he now oversees all transport activities across the Energy Saving Trust, delivering substantial programmes on sustainable transport and vehicle charging infrastructure. 2018 was a challenging year for fleets, caused by uncertainty from Brexit, WLTP and the demonisation of diesel. And so it is great to see that despite this backdrop, there are so many committed individuals that are achieving great things. Congratulations to those on the list. For consideration on next year’s list, upload your nominations to gf100.greenfleet.net/form/submissions
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Euan is increasingly becoming the go to man for information on EVs. As well as winning GreenFleet’s EV Champion award last year, Euan launched Plug Life Television, the YouTube channel about EVs and battery technology.
97 NEW Tom Pakenham Head of Electric Vehicles, OVO Energy Tom Pakenham, one of the founders of green taxi companies Green Tomato Cars, is head of EVs at OVO Energy. The company is currently running a trial in London, transforming 50 lamp posts into charging points.
96 John Gorton Head of Transport, Kent and Essex Police As a proactive member of the National Association of Police Fleet Managers, John engages in several national working groups, including the standardisation of UK police vehicles.
95 NEW Sathish Sathuraman Travel Plan Co-ordinator, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust GreenFleet EV Champion Sathish has introduced a fleet of electric vehicles for use by the trust and has spearheaded the installation of 33 electrical charging points at NHS sites across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
94 Thomas Henderson service manager (fleet operations), Fife Council Fife’s fleet operations, led by Tom, have been a major catalyst for the rise in EV usage by the general public in Fife. In 2018, Fife Council reduced its CO2 output by 3,400 tonnes compared to 2017, by using telematics to improve employees’ driving style and reduce mpg.
GreenFleet’s pick of the most influential people thathave shaped the low-carbon fleet industry in 2018