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Laura Sandys CBE

Laura Sandys CBE

Chair, Energy Digitalisation Taskforce / Green Alliance

She chaired the Government’s Energy Digitalisation Taskforce driving change in energy, chairs the Green Alliance and is chair of the British Standards Institute Advisory board on Net Zero. She is an advisor to the International Energy Agency. She is also on the board of SSE Transmission, Energy Systems Catapult, Ohme Global and Highview Power.

She is founder and chair of the Food Foundation, co-founder of POWERful Women and former Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency.

She is a member of the Government’s Energy Efficiency Taskforce, chaired the Northern Ireland Energy Strategy Group and is member of the Ministerial Council for Carbon Capture and Storage.

She was previously a Member of Parliament for South Thanet, and described by The Times as ‘one of the sanest of all MPs’ and as ‘lateral-minded, original and free-thinking’.