International Board of Directors
Chair: Mr Eoin Lees has worked in sustainable energy for 24 years, particularly in the field of energy efficiency in households. Since 2003, he has been an independent consultant and worked with a wide range of clients including UK and overseas Governments, the EU, trade bodies and the private sector. He was the founding Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust (from 1993 to 2003). He also broadened its remit into greener road transport and into household and community renewable energy sources. Prior to that he was the Director of ETSU, which was then the UK Government’s agency for research and promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, fuel cells and strategic energy studies.
Vice Chair: Ms Patty Fong, Chief Operating Officer and Programme Director for Energy Efficiency at the European Climate Foundation. Patty Fong manages the Energy Efficiency Programme, which focuses in three main areas:
- creating the regulatory and market framework for large-scale energy efficiency investments;
- energy efficiency in buildings; and
- energy efficiency in products.
From 1998 to 2005, Patty helped launch and manage the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Programme and the Beijing office. She has also worked for the World Bank in Buenos Aires on the Argentina Energy Efficiency Project and the rural electrification program.
Mr Randall Bowie, Chief Consultant Public Affairs Division at Rockwool International A/S, stationed currently in Denmark and in Brussels. Mr Bowie is perfectly acquainted with EU policies regarding energy efficiency due to his 11 year career at DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission. He became one of the driving forces on energy efficiency (EE) promotion and one of the architects of the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive and of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Randall Bowie is currently also an individual member of the eceee board.
Dr. Peter Graham, Executive Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network, the new ClimateWorks Best Practices Network addressing the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector. Mr. Graham has been the Technical Advisor and past Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative where he developed and managed many of UNEP’s key projects and publications in the building sector. He comes to the GBPN from a position as Head of Discipline for Architecture & Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. In these roles, Mr. Graham worked closely with the public, civil and private sectors to assist the global transition to a sustainable building and construction industry.
Dr. Johannes Meier, Chief Executive Officer European Climate Foundation. Prior to joining the ECF, Johannes was a partner at McKinsey & Co., CEO of GE CompuNet Computer AG, Managing Board member of the Bertelsmann Foundation, and founder of a start-up developing learning platforms. Johannes holds a M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences.
Oliver Rapf, Executive Director.