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Environmental IT Leadership Team



Gary Hird - Technical Strategy Manager, John Lewis Partnership

Gary is responsible for making sure that JLP has the right strategy for its IT infrastructure and that this is fully aligned with business strategy. His team identify and track emerging technologies and assess their likely impact on the Partnership, maintaining a "roadmap" of developments in each technology area over the next three to five years, and progressing initiatives from identification of candidate technologies through to trials and successful delivery. Since Autumn 2006 Gary has taken responsibility for progressing Green IT initiatives for John Lewis and Waitrose.


Catalina McGregor (United Kingdom)

Mrs McGregor was named by Computer Weekly as one of the most significant drivers of Green ICT in the western world. She is The United Nations Agency ITU T JCA Green ICT Liaison Officer to the OECD, EC and EU uniting efforts to promote and sustain International cooperation and best practice. She works with a number of International climate change and environmental groups including Global Action Plan's Environmental IT Leadership Team (EILT), The US EPEAT Green Electronics Council and the UK WEEE Directive sub group for the re-use and resale of electronic goods among other interests.

In the UK she is best known as the Founder and UK Government Deputy Champion of the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer’s

(CTO) Green ICT Delivery Unit (GDU). She holds this post from the Ministry of Defence and has served three consecutive appointments there CIOs Office, DCSA DFN and DE&S DSA. Prior to the MoD she was Director, Central Government Departments for a Department of Trade and Industry (known as BIS today) initiative called The National Aggregation Board (NAB). She has a

comprehensive private sector IT background and was formerly Head of e-business and e-commerce for Richemont Luxury Group owners of an International portfolio of investments including Cartier, Dunhill, Mont Blanc etc.


Martin Kelmanson - Head of ICTS Division, BMA

Martin is currently the Head of the ICTS Division at the British Medical Association based in London.  In an IT career spanning nearly 40 years Martin has held senior management positions in the UK, France and the USA in the areas of SW Engineering, Electronic Publishing, Auditing and Service Delivery Management.  He has worked in the private and public sectors.   He is a Member of the British Computer Society and  Chartered Management Institute. He is currently living in Sussex.  His hobbies include practicing Yoga, listening to and playing jazz, traveling in France and seeking to understand his twin teenage daughters!


Phil Molyneux - Head of ICT Services, University of Cumbria

Phil has worked in a variety of technical and managerial roles for a number of international manufacturing companies including major computer manufacturers and, most recently, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG).  Phil moved into the Higher Education sector in 2005 and is proud to have been able to lead the projects which have built the ICT infrastructure for the newly created University of Cumbria. This brand new institution has "sustainability" as one of its key goals and this has been reflected in the selection of virtual server and storage architectures for ICT.


Tim Perry - Divisional Director Global Infrastructure Shared Services - Europe, Sony Europe

Tim has been with Sony Europe for 9 years.  In his capacity as Divisional Director for Global Infrastructure Shared Services - Europe, Tim is responsible for ensuring that the European Data Centre/s, Wide Area Network and End User Services (client desktop and Helpdesk support)  are fully operational 24x7 in support of Sony Electronics' European Business Operations.  This team works very closely with all of the Sony Information Systems Europe sub teams as it provides a central role in provisioning computing, network facilities and capacity to support pan-European applications and associated infrastructure. The team provides all of the underlying management, technical support, technical diagnostics and performance management for the following areas:


  • Provisioning of all central bare metal computing infrastructure

  • Management & administration of all operating systems

  • Management & administration of all database management systems

  • Network operations, services & infrastructure including account and email provisioning

  • Data centre infrastructure & facilities management

  • Business continuity deployment & management

  • Central European Helpdesk and Operations

  • Internet data centre hosting facilities

  • End User Services - desktop client and Helpdesk support

Tim has been in the IT industry for approaching 28 years.  Prior to joining Sony Europe, Tim spent 15 years with IBM in a variety of technical and service management roles. Before that Tim started his career in IT working in the data processing department of an insurance company.


Paul Tonks - Interim Head of Business Transformation, Peterborough City Council

Having worked for 15 years in local government Paul joined Kendric Ash, a performance management consultancy as Services Director before joining Civica plc initially as Public Services Director becoming Managing Director in 2004.  In 2006 Paul created Virtus Services to push forward his work with the public sector to drive efficiency savings and utilise his commercial experience in the public realm.

Paul has worked at Head of Service and Strategic Director level with Local and Central Government in areas such as Education, Environment, Finance, Housing, Cultural and Community Services.  He has been responsible for the successful development of major city and town centre infrastructure and economic development projects and has worked extensively in business efficiency and performance management across a range of Council services.  He is currently Head of Business Transformation at Peterborough City Council delivering the Council's 3 year £26 million efficiency programme.


Steve Foreman - Chief Technology Officer, Met Office

A Maths graduate, Steve joined the Met Office as a research scientist working on improving the techniques used to create weather forecasts -and in doing so used one of the world's first supercomputers. After a short period actually forecasting the weather, Steve returned to research to work in climate modelling, specialising in the interaction between the atmosphere and ocean. Building on the Met Office's strength in transferring skills between weather forecasting and climate modelling, Steve then introduced the Met Office's first ocean forecasting system. Moving from using IT to providing it, Steve is now responsible for the Met Office IT strategy, governance and information management IT systems.  Reflecting the international dependencies of weather forecasting, Steve sits on several international committees that are planning the future of weather forecasting and the IT to support it.