Making energy management core business

Thursday 12th March 2015

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Floor 28, Bruntwood, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT


Lord Rupert Redesdale – CEO of the Energy Managers Association

Chris Lewis – Business Programme Manager at AstraZeneca

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Lord Redesdale was the Energy Spokesman for the Liberal Democrats for the House of Lords 2000-2008, during which time he introduced more private members bills in the area of energy and conservation than anyone else. As Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group he has worked to spread the message about the carbon costs of energy, especially computing.

In 2009, Lord Redesdale founded the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) which now has over 260 member companies. In 2012 he was awarded the accolade of Environmental Parliamentarian of the year by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.

Lord Redesdale is the CEO of the Energy Managers Association (EMA) and Low Energy Company (LEC). The EMA aims to promote the development of energy management and the career structure of Energy Managers in the British economy. It also sets up standards for energy management training courses to all companies to reduce their energy and CRC bill. The LEC scheme was launched in October 2013 and aims at driving the energy efficiency agenda by auditing companies by their commitment to energy management. The recognition of energy costs and energy reduction through energy efficient measures is a matter of the utmost importance and overarching key driver for both companies.


Chris is a past Global Head of Environment for AstraZeneca, a multi-national Pharmaceutical Business. Chris led the Business charge on Energy/Waste/Water reduction from 2010 through to 2013. He brought structure to the topics and clear executable plans for Sites around the network prioritised against Business needs and resources.

In the earlier part of his career Chris filled a wide range of Engineering Support, Engineering Project and Engineering Risk and Technology roles within the Business. Following these he went in to Plant and Manufacturing/Supply Chain roles culminating in responsibility for the successful supply of >$2bn worth of product.

Chris is currently a Business Programme Manager looking after all aspects of delivery of a $190m asset for the manufacture of a $1bn product and is kicking off the Concept study for the delivery of a potential further $100m asset upgrade.


Round table topics:

  • Is behaviour change the best tool in the energy efficiency box?
  • Computing – saint or sinner?
  • Is water the next big issue?
  • Energy policy – Is the UK doing enough?
  • What will it take to put energy management at the heart of British business?

Event sponsored by:
ESGThe Energy Solutions Group are the UK’s leading provider of total energy management solutions. They combine technical energy management skills with a proven track record in the installation, maintenance and support of building management systems.