Andrew Whittles confirmed as fourth speaker for Northern Air Quality Conference

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Whittles is confirmed as a speaker at our Northern Air Quality Conference, which will be held at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on March 19th.

Andrew is currently the Director of Air Quality Programmes at Bradford Council. His role includes developing and implementing a Clean Air Plan, Clean Air Zone and wider projects including HyBradford, Climate Change and Sustainability Programmes

In 2004, Andrew designed the first Low Emission Zone in the UK, on the Greenwich Peninsula in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. He also designed the Low Emission controls for the London 2012 Olympic Park.

During five years at Cenex, the UK’s first Centre for Excellence in Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies, Andrew  developed the DEFRA-funded Low Emission Strategies Programme and he also spent three years working with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room in Washington.

Andrew set up Low Emission Strategies Ltd to develop such strategies for Bradford, Slough, West Midlands. West Yorkshire, Liverpool City Region, Southampton and Northampton.

Andrew was in the news as recently as this week, after informing members of Bradford Council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee that, following huge improvement in the city’s air quality, he believed legal levels will be reached next year, creating the possibility that the CAZ could be lifted in 2026.

As the fourth confirmed speaker, Andrew joins an illustrious line-up that already includes:

Roy M Harrison OBE, FRS, is Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Birmingham. Roy was a contributor to the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines and the Guidelines for Quality of Indoor Air ad he is a current member of Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group and the DHSC Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants.

Sarah Rowe who is the Greater Manchester campaigner for Clean Cities. She has over 10 years experience in engaging people in issues of social justice and is now working alongside local partners in Greater Manchester to campaign for positive solutions to toxic air

Tom Bannan is an atmospheric scientist and a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester whose research in the Centre for Atmospheric Science focuses on instrumentation for the measurement of components pertinent to air quality.

Super Early Bird tickets for the conference are still on sale.



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