Women "in Charge"
Wednesday 22 November
About the session
Steer was delighted to host a panel of senior female experts informing the development and challenges of the UK’s EV transition.
What are the economic/ecological trade-offs of EVs and are they worth it? If so, how do we bring the realities of our EV transition to bear on misconceptions driving opposition? Should we be slowing down our EV transition or continuing apace? What model of commercial engagement best levers the disparate resources of local government and private operators/investors? What can private and public sector agents do to address obstacles to establishing a public charging infrastructure that satisfies EV drivers while yielding to attract private sector capital?
Watch the recording in full and join us in conversation with leading experts as we delve into the challenges of our EV transition.
Hosted by Elaine Meskhi, Principal Consultant, Steer
Event summary: Women ‘in Charge’: What we learned about the future of EVs
Meet the speakers
Lucy Kavanagh, Head of Environment and Future Mobility Analysis, UK Department for Transport
Lucy currently leads environmental analysis at the Department for Transport. Her team supports the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles and the development of wider environmental improvement policies. Most recently she contributed significantly to the development of the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, and the roll out of large scale chargepoint subsidy schemes such as the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure project.
Georgina Read, Strategic Marketing Director, Mobilize Power Solutions division of Renault Group
Georgina has worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years and has promoted some of the industry’s most cutting-edge technology developments. Over the last 10 years, she has been specifically working within the e-mobility sector and has been part of the Mobilize Power Solutions team from its UK inception.
Priya Veerapen, Managing Director, Infracapital
With over 19 years experience in infrastructure financing, development and asset management experience, Priya joined Infracapital from Deloitte, where she was a director in the infrastructure advisory team. She is now Managing Director at Infracapital.
Rachel Knibbs, Regional Sales Director, Urban Fox Networks part of Balfour Beatty Group
Urban Fox is an EV chargepoint operator offering an end-to-end solution to near home EV charging infrastructure for local authorities. Over the last 5 years they’ve been working in the design, develop, trial and rollout of the only retractable, flush-fitting, PAS 1899:2022 complaint chargepoint in the EV market today.