Meet the Team
The Sustainability & Resource Efficiency team is here to help you drive innovation.
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Jonathan's expertise encompasses many aspects of the natural environment, with a focus on water and wastewater management, and contaminated soil remediation. He maintains an interest in the marketing of environmental goods and services, and supports the KTN in developing company-based Knowledge Transfer Partnerships too. Twenty years of experience in industry and consultancy have included highly successful work at national level with the Welsh Development Agency, and EU-funded initiatives backed by the European Regional Development Fund. Jonathan is based in the KTN's Runcorn Office, and also provides one of our links to the Lancaster Environment Centre.
Lis's experience covers low carbon and waste industries. Lis has a background in biological and agricultural science that was followed by four years in Australia developing cost effective feeding regimes for the sheep industry. Back in the UK she has worked extensively with government support programmes in the waste and low carbon energy sectors. She has more than twenty years' experience of working with organisations in the industrial/commercial sector as well as with the academic and public sector. Her work promotes opportunities that offer innovative approaches for developing cost-effective energy efficient and low carbon solutions for businesses. Recently she worked with the regional development agency in the West Midlands to advise and support development of regional businesses in areas as diverse as resource efficiency and low carbon, particularly with waste resources, biomass and wind developments.
Tony Hartwell describes himself as a 'Jack of all trades and master of some', but with thirty years' practical experience in minerals and metals industries, he is undoubtedly well placed to advise the KTN's Members on resource efficiency, and all aspects of sustainable materials management, from primary resources to end-of-life. Tony's innovative talents have produced ferro-alloys from scrap in the UK, designed a solar evaporation system in the Middle East, recovered molten magnesium metal in Norway and produced road construction aggregate from slag in South Africa. Now based at Harwell centre, he works to promote collaborative research and development projects, drawing on a huge range of partner organisations including the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the CBI, MIRO and the ERA-MIN.
Steve is Head of Sustainability & Resource Efficiency in the Knowledge Transfer Network. He is a chemist by training with extensive knowledge of the chemical industry and process manufacturing. Steve spent more than 25 years in industry (ICI) in a variety of research and management roles. Prior to joining the Knowledge Transfer Network he set up and ran a Faraday Partnership (Insight) and then held a number of roles in Chemistry Innovation KTN. In 2013 he led the development of the strategy for innovation in the UK chemistry-using sectors, which has been adopted by the UK's Chemistry Growth Partnership to provide a framework defining the key innovation priorities for those industries.
I lead KTN's programme of activity on the circular economy, as part of the sustainability and resource efficiency team. I work across all technology sectors to identify and realise opportunities for adopting approaches such as product-life extension, redistribution, remanufacture and recycling. Essentially I want to help companies make more money by selling less stuff! I have over five years experience in developing and managing collaborative projects and accessing public funding.
Jenni is a technology professional with extensive energy sector experience, combining strong interpersonal and influencing skills with an excellent record of achievement in a UK and International context. With her background in geology Jenni is passionate about reducing the impact of climate change in particular through the use of carbon capture and storage, carbon sequestration and renewable energy. Having joined the KTN her wealth of experience with project and process management will be put to good use.
With a background in Engineering & Design, I build on fifteen years' experience in innovation. My aim is to foster the creation of exciting products and services that will make for a better future.
Sustainability, having been recognised as the biggest driver of innovation, has been defined as a cross-cutting business programme at KTN. I lead this supported by a team of champions focused on particular sectors. We foster innovation by sharing knowledge, ideas and opportunities across sectors, facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations, and enhancing awareness of the global social and environmental drivers that are creating massive innovation opportunities. A key tool is "Horizons" (http://horizons.innovateuk.