Jonathan is the Policy and Operations Director and has responsibility for formulating the policy objectives of the Partnership, in conjunction with government departments and members, ensuring the work programme reflects those policy objectives and disseminating the outputs of the Partnership’s work programme to policy makers. Jonathan has direct responsibility for co-ordinating the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce and delivery of the work programme and liaison with Taskforce stakeholders. He also has responsibility for operational aspects of the Partnership's activities.
Jonathan is an environmental economist with over twenty years of experience working in the automotive and fuel industries for companies including the Energy Saving Trust, the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) and Total Oil among others. His experience involves developing policy, designing and implementing programmes to promote markets for environmental vehicles, technologies and fuels working closely with the UK Government and EC during the last two decades.
In 2003 he was awarded the Green Fleet Award for Personal Achievement for helping kick-start the market for clean fuelled vehicles in the UK.
Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy - Europe
Iain Macbeth is Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy, Partnerships & Innovation (Europe) for Enterprise Holdings, the largest global vehicle rental business with a fleet of over 2 million vehicles.
In this role, Iain is responsible for rental adoption of electric and hydrogen vehicles as well as other new technologies across Enterprise’s key corporate markets in the UK & Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. He is also involved in broader mobility and sustainability projects for Enterprise, drawing on his previous experience as Head of Foresight within the Innovation Directorate at Transport for London (TfL).
At TfL, Iain was involved in programmes where transport solutions intersect with emerging urban challenges – such as air quality, road safety, population growth, economic and social issues, urban realm, climate change and energy.
Iain was a member of the UK Automotive Council working group on autonomous vehicles and has worked with the European Commission, the FIA (Formula E and Smart Cities programme), POLIS, the OECD, the World Bank and ERTICO.
He is a former chair of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Sustainable Transport Panel, was a Director and Company Secretary for the UK Association for Commuter Transport (ACT), and a Director of the Boots Benevolent Fund.
Practice Manager, Transport
Energy Systems Catapult
Thalia leads ESC’s expertise and projects looking at the decarbonisation of the transport sector, energy supply for electric and hydrogen vehicles, and infrastructure requirements to support the uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles. Thalia is providing technical support to the EV Energy Taskforce Steering Group, has been involved in the Innovate UK funded project Vehicle to Grid Britain: Assessing the viability of V2G in Great Britain, the ETI funded Consumers Vehicles and Energy Integration projects and the UKERC funded project Decarbonisation of Road Freight. Thalia is a Chemical Engineer with a masters in Renewable Energy Engineering.
Senior Technology & Innovation Manager
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)