The Sustain Wales Summit Speakers

Sustain Wales Summit

Listed below are the main speakers at The Sustain Wales Summit 2016. More to be confirmed.

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Mike Rann

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Hon Mike Rann AC, CNZM, Former Premier of South Australia

From March 2002 and October 2011 Mike Rann was Premier of South Australia and was leader of the South Australian Labor Party for a record 17 years. The Rann Government invested strongly in re-vitalising South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, through a new approach to planning and urban design undertaking a major “greening” program.

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Professor Phil Jones

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Chair of Architectural Science, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University,

Phil Jones is Professor of Architectural Science at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He is chair of the Wales Low Carbon Research Institute and is Acting Director of Cardiff University’s ‘Energy Systems’ University Research Institute (URI).

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Miriam Turner

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Assistant Vice President Co-innovation Interface Inc.

Miriam Turner is AVP Co-innovation for Interface Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of environmentally responsible modular floor coverings. She leads Interface’s global ideation processes and runs the global Co-innovation network.

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Herbert Girardet

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Herbert Girardet is co-founder of the World Future Council and member of the Club of Rome. He is leading international consultant and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievements’. For many years he has focussed on the business and job opportunities of sustainable urban development, and he is often called the world’s leading urban ecologist.

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Hugo Spowers


Hugo Spowers set up Riversimple to bring sustainable cars to market, on the basis that a step change in both technology and business model is both essential and possible.  Riversimple is the only car company that hopes never to sell a car, selling mobility as a service rather than a car as a product.

Find out more about Hugo Spowers.

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