Continuing Justin’s pioneering work with biomethane, the John Lewis Partnership has said it will convert its 500 strong fleet of diesel delivery trucks to be powered by biomethane by 2028.
38 NEW James Smith Programme Manager, LoCITY James leads Transport for London’s LoCITY programme, which supports haulage fleets operating in and out of London prepare for the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. James regularly writes for GreenFleet, keeping readers up-to-date with the changes going on in London.
37 Quentin Willson Motoring Journalist GreenFleet continues to work with Quentin on a series of roadshows, where he chairs and gives impartial advice to fleets looking to operate a zero emission fleet. As well as heading up the FairFuelUK petition, he regularly lobbies to getter a better deal for drivers.
36 Matt Dyer Managing Director, LeasePlan Matt has moved on to become president and chief executive officer of LeasePlan UK at the start of January 2019, but remains on the list for his work in 2018. He took the company forward with its sustainability ambitions, which lead the company to win GreenFleet’s Leasing Company of the Year Award in 2018.
35 Jane Lindsay-Green UK Future Fuels Manager, Shell Jane continues to lead the expansion of Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points at forecourts across the UK, furthering the company’s commitment to delver a range of fuels to UK drivers as technologies evolve.
34 NEW Mark Barrow Fleet Manager, Central Transport Unit, City of Swansea Council The City of Swansea was crowned winner of the Public Sector Fleet of the Year (M-L category) for its extensive van fleet of 40 Peugeot Partners, which is said to be the largest electric van fleet of any local authority in Wales.
33 NEW David Brown Fleet Manager, Farmdrop Farmdrop has used pure electric vehicles since launch as part of its ethical and green ethos. For this reason, the company’s fleet, managed by David, won GreenFleet’s 2018 Private Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award, in the small to medium category.
32 Monica Guise Sustainable Logistics Manager, University of Birmingham Monica continues her unwavering commitment to greening the university’s fleet, and as such, the university won the award for Public Sector Fleet of the Year in the small to medium category in 2018. The university achieved its target of 40 per cent electric or hydrogen fleet vehicles by 2020 a year early.
31 NEW Mark Squires Commercial Manager Fleet And Facilities, Northern Gas Mark currently holds the title for GreenFleet’s Private Sector Fleet Manager of the Year, and so debuts the list at number thirty-one. Mark champions the low/zero emission agenda and has persuaded the business to take on board a hydrogen powered car, natural gas vehicles, and electric vehicles.
30 Kieron Alsop Managing Director, Rolec EV Kieron and his team worked tirelessly to expand and improve its offer last year. A new EV charge point factory in Boston, Lincolnshire, has been built, which included increasing manpower by 50 per cent to over 150 people. In 2018, the company passed its ‘100,000th EV charge point manufactured’ landmark, and has also had some exciting new products launched.
29 Paul Philpott President and CEO, Kia Motors Paul presides over Kia in the UK, which is the fifth biggest market for the carmaker. Kia is making electric motoring practical and affordable for the masses with its electric Soul and PHEV Niro.
28 NEW Martijn de Lange CEO, Hermes UK Under Martijn’s leadership, Hermes won Private Sector Fleet of the Year in the medium to large category in recognition its biomethane and electric vehicles.
27 Terry Pycroft Head of Fleet Services, Leeds City Council Climbing the list this year, Terry won GreenFleet’s Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The council has begun replacing 50 of its existing fleet with electric vehicles, taking the total to 95 EVs in total, which is believed to be more than any other local authority in the country.
GF 100 Most Influential
39 Justin Laney Fleet Manager, John Lewis Partnership
GreenFleet’s pick of the most influential people thathave shaped the low-carbon fleet industry in 2018