UK Forum for
Supply Chain

20th September 2017 London, UK

Speakers and Panel members


Martin Barrow

Director and Head of Footprinting
The Carbon Trust UK

Martin is one of the world’s leading authorities on product and service carbon footprinting, and was instrumental in the development of the PAS 2050 footprinting standard. He has overseen a wide range of projects to help companies derive business benefit from understanding and optimising their value-chains. He spent 20 years in the automotive sector, managing $100m+ projects in manufacturing, design, commercial, IT and business re-engineering.

Dr. Paul Taylor

Sustainability Manager
The LEGO Group UK

Paul leads supplier engagement and sustainability at the LEGO Group. As one of the world’s leading brands, Paul works with key suppliers around the world to reduce environmental impact, which is important as around 80% of the LEGO Group’s carbon footprint is in the supply base. Working with key stakeholders within the business, Paul sets the targets for the programme and also provides training to suppliers to improve performance. Paul also designs and leads innovation workshops with key suppliers to reduce the impact of the goods and services they provide. Prior to this, Paul worked for the Carbon Trust on a variety of product and supply chain-related projects for multinational clients and international governments.

Julia Barrett

Director, Re-Thinking
Willmott Dixon UK

Julia is the Director of Re-Thinking, Willmott Dixon’s in-house sustainability team where she provides leadership and strategic support on sustainable development across Willmott Dixon and its sister companies: Fortem and Be. Julia was recognised with the Women in Constructions’ 2017 Green Leadership Award in 2017. Since she joined in 2012, Willmott Dixon has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2014), been crowned Edie’s Sustainable Business of the Year (2015) and Sustainable Company of the Year (2016) by Construction News.

Jesse Putzel

Head of Sustainability
BAM Construct UK

Jesse has over 14 years’ experience in the environment and sustainability sector, working with private, public and charitable organisations and is passionate about the positive impact organisations can have through their products and services. Jesse heads the central sustainability team at BAM, developing strategy in the UK and working with colleagues from across BAM on the company’s ultimate goal towards having a net positive impact. He is involved in a wide range of programs working with internal and external stakeholders to develop new opportunities stemming from carbon reduction and circular economy to building performance and social engagement. He is also leading work to develop a scope three strategy for BAM as part of their ‘Climate Positive’ strategic theme.

Keithley Martin

Head of Supplier Development
Telefónica UK Limited

Keithley is a Quality Assurance Professional working in the telecomm sector since the early seventies and has a wealth of experience developing suppliers in many categories. His work over decades in the Procurement teams of BT and Telefonica has given him a unique window into the operating practices of business from many sectors and an opportunity to lead quality and sustainability assessments of Business large and small across the Asia, the US and Europe. Since becoming the Telefonica UK Head of Supplier Development he has driven the companies approach to sustainability Procurement. Keithley believes that sustainable business is simply good business and that the Integration of Sustainability into an organisation’s procurement process is essential good practice for any responsible business of scale.

Mikkel Skott Olsen

Head of Global CSR
The VELUX Group Denmark

Mikkel has also been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Active House Alliance (, an international alliance of more than 40 organisational members. The Active House Alliance includes architects, engineers, developers, scientists, building component manufacturers, and interest groups that share and develop the Active House vision - the vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their users without impacting negatively on the climate and environment. Mikkel has a background in Deloitte, where he was part of the Deloitte global center of excellence of CSR, located in Copenhagen. At Deloitte, he assisted international clients with CSR reporting, assurance and CSR strategy. Mikkel is M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Tom Cumberlege

Associate Director, Business Advice
The Carbon Trust UK

Tom works as an Associate Director at the Carbon Trust. He has delivered a wide variety of footprinting and strategy projects across a number of different sectors including agriculture, food & drink, financial services, luxury goods and property.  Key clients include Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), Camellia, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Kering, Iglo Foods, Quorn Foods, Monde Nissin, Nationwide, Nynas, Kering, Marks and Spencer and the WRI (GHG Protocol).

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