Jean was a Labour Councillor on Aberdeen City Council for five years before stepping down in 2017.
For the past 32 years, Jean has managed and developed SCARF, a registered charity tackling fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency in the north-east of Scotland. She was awarded an MBE for her services to energy efficiency in Scotland in 2002.
Gordon was Aberdeen City Council’s director of economic development for more than 20 years. He held many other senior positions at the City Council including overseeing the enterprise, planning and infrastructure department. Shortly after retirement in 2016, he accepted an approach to be appointed the deputy minister of natural resources for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He has now returned to the UK where he is chairman of Aberdeen International Associates.
Ian, who has served as an Aberdeen City councillor since 1994, represents the council on the AREG board and brings with him to the role a wealth of experience from working in the city for over 28 years. As a Liberal Democrat councillor, Ian was elected to serve the city’s Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee wards. His interests include transport and the environment.
Sven van den Bedem
Sven is the Energy Transition Manager at Shell. He brings over 17 years’ energy leadership experience and has headed large scale decarbonisation and renewables projects. He is playing a crucial role in transitioning the business towards net zero.
Nassima is the Co-founder and Director of Business Strategy at Fennex. She brings significant global energy sector experience with a career spanning over 20 years in nine different countries and expertise in AI and cloud computing technology as Fennex accelerates digital transformation in the sector.
Jason is the Managing Director for England and Renewables Strategy at Peterson. With 25 years’ experience in managing operations in highly regulated industries, he oversees the provision of logistics support to offshore assets and is responsible for developing and progressing the company’s renewables strategy globally.
Rodney is the Legal Director at MacRoberts LLP. He previously acted as company secretary and general legal counsel for AREG and brings over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, supporting the transition of energy businesses.
Alfonso is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of 48 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as the senior advisor of the PrototAU student engineering team and hydrogen champion at the Centre for Energy Transition and a vocal promoter of new and cleaner technologies.